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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Trees and a lake are in the background.

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Winter at the Farm

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Winter scene of a snow-covered landscape near the Quinney farm.

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Camels Near Farm

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View across road of six camels walking and grazing along the side of a country road near Holloway Farm. They may have been circus animals going from one to...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wood frame house with carpenter's lace and family seated and standing to side of house in background. A windmill and small barn with cupola is in the right...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The entrance to Yerkes Observatory.

Date: 1936 

Description: Young Richard Quinney and his new brother Ralph seated on their father's lap in a chair on the farmhouse's porch.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A man stands on top of a full hay wagon parked in front of the closed door of a red barn. Above the man a grappling hook full of hay can be seen through th...

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Masonic Temple

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view of the facade and side of the neoclassical structure. Four columns support the two-story porch. A semi-circular opening appears in the pediment, a...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The N.K. Fairbanks estate, "Butternuts."

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The telescope inside the dome at Yerkes Observatory.

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State Normal School

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of "Old Main" at the State Normal School, founded in 1868. A dirt road leads to the main entrance, flanked by columns. A central tower is visibl...

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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.

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Lakeside Stairway

Date: 1898 

Description: Lakeside entrance exterior stairway of an elaborate residence at Lake Geneva.

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Aram Public Library

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of Aram Public Library, Delavan WI.

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Ceylon Building

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The rear view of the Ceylon Building, which was from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The building was later purchased by J.J. Mitchell, moved...

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A Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a bridge, taken from the bank of the stream.

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Road at the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

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Silo Filler

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Silo filler in the barn on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1976-05-01 

Description: A bride walks down the aisle in the United Church of Christ/Congregational Church in Delavan. An usher stands to the right in the background. A painting of...

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