Dr. Joseph Smith.

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

Madison's Settlement House

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

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

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

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

See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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