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Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.


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View images of regional singers and musicians from the Helene Stratman-Thomas folk music project.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

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

View a gallery of foreign film posters from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.

Avid Amateur Photographer

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

Native American Photographs

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

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

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

View this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards collected from 1840 through 1980.

Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.
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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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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.