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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Lutheran Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of the front and side of the Lutheran Church. The building features two steeples, arched windows, and rose windows.

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Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "1902, $8000 - Cost, G.B. Ferry, Milwaukee, arch." The library...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Three-quarter view of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An interior view of Brennecke and Bergmann Pharmacy on the corner 4th and Main Street. Two children sit on a chair in the middle of the floor, while a man...

Photograph

Alex Krueger Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of the Alex Krueger family posed in yard. From left to right: Jennie, Alex, Edgar, and Florentina Krueger. There is a fence and a windmill in the...

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Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Visible above the main entrance are the words: "Public Library." Reverse of cardboard backing read...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Methodist Episcopal church from the street.

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Aztalan Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Aztalan Church.

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Methodist Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Methodist Church. Children play with a wagon on the sidewalk in front of the church. Two sets of stairs lead to a side entrance and to a main...

Date: 1912 

Description: Elevated view of the river with trees on the left. On the right, two young boys are fishing from a rowboat in the river near a landing at the back of a thr...

Date: 1898 after

Description: Four girls stand behind a small child in a stroller while posing around Lewis Fountain in Veteran's Park. Houses and the Civil War Veteran's Memorial are...

Photograph

Hoffman Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A young boy on horseback posing in front of the Hoffman home. Behind him posing near the side of the house is a group of boys posing with a dog. A woman st...

Date: 1914 after

Description: A view of the facade and side of St. Mark's Parish School. A dirt lot is next to the building.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Photograph

Storm Damage

Date: 1914-05 

Description: A large section of roof is on the ground in the foreground, sections of timber framing have collapsed, and exposed framing on a standing section of a build...

Photograph

North Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: A row of houses stands along North Main Street. Published by Bachmann Drug Company.

Photograph

Stuart with Rabbit

Date: 1910 

Description: Thirteen-year-old Stuart Fargo posing on the front porch of his home holding a wild bunny. He is sitting on a bent willow chair; two other chairs are in th...

Historical Object

The Fargo Children

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Five photographs are mounted on an album page which is decorated with a painting of a honeysuckle sprig. In the photograph at top left, Frank, age three, S...

Photograph

Aztalan Church

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Aztalan church, built in 1852.

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