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Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.


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Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

The "Teenie Weenies" cartoons enchanted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. View this selection of cartoons by William Donahey.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

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

View a gallery of foreign film posters from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Avid Amateur Photographer

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

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

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

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.
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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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