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Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

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.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

Discover the photographs of Richard Quinney from his book "Things Once Seen," containing more than 40 years of photos documenting his life.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

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

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

The "Teenie Weenies" cartoons enchanted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. View this selection of cartoons by William Donahey.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part I

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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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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