HISTORICAL ESSAY

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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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

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

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

Native American Photographs

Collection of photographs documenting Native American life and the impact of federal government.

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

Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

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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