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Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Coming of age in Ohio, James Baughman developed a passion for the Cleveland Indians and presidential campaigns. The youngster's hobbies offered a good window into the American experience.

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View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.

The 1849 Sketches of James F. Wilkins

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A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

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Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

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The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near 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.
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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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