American Campaigns.

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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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

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.

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

The Work of Blanchard Harper

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

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

James T. Potter's Photos

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

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.
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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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