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A gallery of 35 historic images hand-selected by Society Image Lab staff
Society Image Lab staff have created a list of their 35 favorite and most popular historic images from our 100,000+ image database.
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World War I Posters - Image Gallery Essay

Crucial tools to shaping civilian attitudes towards the war
World War I Posters in the Wisconsin Historical Society collections
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Deer Park Buddhist Center Photographs

This collection contains photographs taken by Kalleen Mortensen, a Madison, WI resident and long-time member of the Deer Park Buddhist community.
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The Great Outdoors

Mid-Century Photographs from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Charles Van Schaick and Wisconsin Death Trip

The work of Charles Van Schaick (Van Scoik) in the Wisconsin Historical Society collection includes over 8,000 images...
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Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

Candidates on the Road
Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay
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Images of Madison - Image Gallery Essay

Madison's 150th Anniversary
View this collection of images of Madison, Wisconsin from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Politics and Elections — Image Gallery Essay

A Record in Documents and Pictures
Discover the history of American politics through the Wisconsin Historical Society's images
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McCormick-International Harvester Collection — Image Gallery Essay

Farming in America
Discover the history of the International Harvester Company through the Wisconsin Historical Society's images
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Willy Street: Image Gallery Essay

Study of a Neighborhood
Discover the history of Madison, Wisconsin's Willy St. neighborhood through the Wisconsin Historical Society's image gallery
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Otto Ansorge: Image Gallery Essay

Jewelry and Postcard Publisher
Discover the History of Winnecone, Wisconsin through Otto Ansorge's photographs
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Early American Civilian Aircrafts: Image Gallery Essay

The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930
The Early History of Civilian Aircraft: 1925-1930
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Wisconsin’s Historical Markers: Image Gallery Essay

The Early History of Wisconsin's Historical Markers Program
Learn more about the early history of Wisconsin's State Historical Markers program.
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Menu Gallery: Image Gallery Essay

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler
View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Blanchard Harper - Image Gallery Essay

The Work of Blanchard Harper
Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.
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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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Joy Camps - Image Gallery Essay

Wisconsin's Camp Craft Camp for Girls, 1930-1955
This gallery shares more than 100 images from a northern Wisconsin summer camp for girls that operated between 1930 and 1955.
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C. L. Harrington: A Lifelong Love of the Wisconsin Northwoods - Image Gallery

View images from Cornelius (Neal) L. Harrington’s collection of photographs highlighting Wisconsin state parks, preserves and forests.
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Remembering McCarthy - Image Gallery Essay

A Visual Biography, 1908-1957
Learn about the four years Senator Joseph McCarthy held the nation in his grasp with his anti-Communist rhetoric.
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Winterful Wisconsin - Image Gallery Essay

A Nostalgic Look at Wisconsin Winters
Explore this gallery featuring the best and most interesting Wisconsin winter photographs.

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