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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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Resource Description

Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

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.

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

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

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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

James T. Potter's Photos

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

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.
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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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