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History of the U.S. Social Security Act - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

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Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955

Photographs and Poetic Texts

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

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

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

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

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

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

View Edmund Eisenscher's photographs of the personal and work life of Milwaukee union members from 1938-1956
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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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