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History of the U.S. Social Security Act - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

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Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

View images of regional singers and musicians from the Helene Stratman-Thomas folk music project.

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.
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About Our Image Galleries

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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