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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Public School

Date: 1925 

Description: View of a public school on a hilltop, which is a one-story brick building with a chimney and a belfry.

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Description: Exterior view of the Darlington Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." Two trees frame the entrance of the brick and st...

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Bride and Groom

Date: 1957-09 

Description: The groom offers his arm, while the father of the bridge prepares to step away at the Saalzaa-Ziemer wedding at the Argyle Methodist Church. Watching are t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of St. Augustine Church. Alter and pews.

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Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View of an intersection in the central business district. On the left is the Thomas Knewstubb general store, with a gas pump for Red Crown Gasline out in...

Date: 1931 

Description: Exterior view from across street of the church. It has a bell steeple, stained glass windows, double french doors with an archway, and a wall gable facade....

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Methodist-Episcopal church.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View of Water Street, looking west from the corner of Judgement Street.

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Lumber Yard

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view across railroad tracks of a lumber yard. A two-story building on the right has a sign that says: "Lovejoy & Ringham". There are fences, a sto...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, a Catholic church built in 1866-1868.

Date: 1929 

Description: A well-dressed man poses in front of the Methodist Episcopal Church on Park Place.

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Father Mazzuchelli's chapel, St. Augustine's, built before 1850, one of the earliest Catholic churches in Wisconsin.

Date: 2009-01 ca.

Description: Close-up of a portion of Copeland Opera House's cornice.

Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836. South side and east end.

Date: 1925 

Description: Three-quarter view of left side and front of the the Wiota Butter and Cheese Company. A wooden flight of stairs leads up to the second floor entrance. Ther...

Date: 1928-12-29 

Description: A team of two horses with a wagon, and a Farmall Regular tractor, stand next to farmers as they use a corn husker shredder outside a barn, possibly on the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved street in a central business district. A Rexall Drug Store is on the corner on the right. A large stone building, which has a sign for "H...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Close-up view of the entrance sign to a Methodist-Episcopal church.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down street of an intersection with railroad tracks and a streetlamp hanging from wires. There are storefronts on both sides of the street, and numero...

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