Historical Markers Gallery.

Historical Markers Gallery - Image Gallery Essay

The early history or Wisconsin's Historical Markers program.

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

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

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.

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

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

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

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.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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