Paul Vanderbilt with thematic panels.

Paul Vanderbilt's Wisconsin Thematic Panels - Image Gallery Essay

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

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

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

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

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.

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

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.
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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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