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

A Historical Look at Service Stations

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

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

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

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.

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.

Explore photographs of farm life in 20th-century Wisconsin.

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

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

Grant County Rural Schools

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

Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, 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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