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

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.

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Civil War Envelopes

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

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.

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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

Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

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.
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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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