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Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.

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.

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.

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

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

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

The Photographs of Harold Hone

This article describes the careers of Harold Hone and Frank Utpatel in relation to the W.P.A.

A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

Madison's Settlement House

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

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

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