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Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

View photographs of the 1969 construction of the New York City World Trade Center.

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.
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Image galleries feature selections from visual materials in the Society's Archives. They reflect the wide range of subjects, photographers, and collections available for research. Each gallery is introduced by an essay to provide historical context and background.

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