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Letterheads: Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975 - Image Gallery Essay

Before email and texting, custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. See more than 300 images of this branding method.

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Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

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

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

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

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

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.

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.
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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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