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Willy Street- Image Gallery Essay

Sometime in the spring or early summer of 1982, photographer Jack Greene set out to Williamson Street to create a photographic journal of the Madison neighborhood.

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Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Grant County Rural Schools

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.

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

Learn about the life and career of self-proclaimed 'Photo Artist' from Baraboo who had a vast range of photographic abilities.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

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.

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, 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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