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Dr. Joseph Smith: Early 20th Century Life in Marathon County - Image Gallery Essay

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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View images of regional singers and musicians from the Helene Stratman-Thomas folk music project.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

A Century of Aviation

Browse by category through aviation images drawn from the image collections of various archives including the Wisconsin Historical Society.

An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

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.

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

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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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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