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Willy Street- Image Gallery Essay

Sometime in the spring or early summer of 1982, photographer Jack Greene set out to Williamson Street to create a photographic journal of the Madison neighborhood.

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The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

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

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

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.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.
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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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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.

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