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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Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

The Extinction of a Species

Read about how the species of passenger pigeons became extinct. Follow links to short essays on the topic and view a collection of images.

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

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

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

Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

A Wisconsin family's photography of their life, pets, parades and other festivities from the late 19th through the early 20th century.
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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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