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Letterheads: Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975 - Image Gallery Essay

Before email and texting, custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. See more than 300 images of this branding method.

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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.

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

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

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

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

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

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.
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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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