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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Rock River from Fourth Street. Trees line the banks of the river, and a smoke stack is visible in the distance.

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The Brewery

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the back of the brewery, taken from a bridge. A man walks across the bridge, away from the camera.

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Description: A man leading three baby elephants with decorative blankets with the following names, "Little Jim", "Pinto", and "Alice".

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: High School and water tower.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down South Main Street. Houses stand on the left, surrounded by trees.

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U.S. Post Office

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The U.S. Post Office with a Jefferson Community Fire Department truck parked in front.

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Description: The group poses outside The Elias Inn at 200 North Second Street in Watertown.

Date: 1926-07-17 

Description: Lawn and foundation planting outside suburban house, including Colorado blue spruce.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Rock River from Main Street Bridge. Hartig Brewery, opened in 1884, is visible to the right.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Jefferson County Court House.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the state bank and city hall.

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Kindergarten Class

Date: 1903 

Description: Miss Konig's kindergarten class. Students in this photograph include: Roland Heismann, Ewald Bierger, Alfred Krueger, Lawrence Margwardt, Irvin Krueger, Jo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A civil war soldiers' monument stands in on the courthouse ground surrounded by a circular walkway and trees. Several buildings are visible behind the mon...

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4th & Main Street

Date: 1906 before

Description: Looking south at street corner. There is a brick building, with a sign that says "Printing Office," and a pharmacy to the right.

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Description: Interior view of the Old Moravian Church at 6th and Cole Streets decorated for Christmas. There is a very tall Christmas tree behind the pulpit, and other...

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Description: Group portrait of World War I draftees dressed in suits, posing in front of the Court House.

Date: 1893 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Jefferson, looking north. Crayfish River at left and center, Rock River from upper center to bottom center, joins at left of center; thir...

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Aztalan Museum

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Front view of the Aztalan museum.

Postcard

Main Street West

Date: 1913 

Description: Colorized postcard of Main Street West. The street is unpaved and covered with ruts. Sidewalks line both sides and pedestrians can be see walking between t...

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