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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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See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

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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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