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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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The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

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The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

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Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.

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Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

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