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Neighborhood House - Image Gallery Essay

Browse images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.

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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.

View this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards collected from 1840 through 1980.

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

A Nostalgic Look at Wisconsin Winters

Explore this gallery featuring the best and most interesting Wisconsin winter photographs.

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

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

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

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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If you have questions about historical photos or images, please contact our reference staff by phone at 608-264-6535 or by email.

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