Paul Vanderbilt with thematic panels.

Paul Vanderbilt's Wisconsin Thematic Panels - Image Gallery Essay

Learn about the experimental style of one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.

Explore photographs of farm life in 20th-century Wisconsin.

Avid Amateur Photographer

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

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

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

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

The Civil War sketches of Alexander Simplot were reproduced as engravings for use in newspapers.
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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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