American Campaigns.

Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Coming of age in Ohio, James Baughman developed a passion for the Cleveland Indians and presidential campaigns. The youngster's hobbies offered a good window into the American experience.

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

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

Carrie Chapman Catt: A Life of Service

View Carrie Chapman Catt's glass lantern slides from her travels as an activist for women's rights and world peace.

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930

Images relating to Daisy Bates, former Arkansas NAACP President

View photographs from the collection of Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher and writer.

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.

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Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.
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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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