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History of the U.S. Social Security Act - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images about the formation of the U.S. Social Security Act, selected from the collections of federal employees Witte, Altmeyer, Cohen and Wickenden.

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View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

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