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

Discover the famous lithographic company most known for its WWII posters whose goal was to mobilize public support for the American war effort.

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

View photographs of the 1969 construction of the New York City World Trade Center.

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

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

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

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.
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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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