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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

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

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Photographs of Harold Hone

This article describes the careers of Harold Hone and Frank Utpatel in relation to the W.P.A.

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

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.

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.
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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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