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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Aram Public Library

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Description: Interior view of the Aram Public Library; 404 East Walworth Avenue. The library was opened in 1908 and James Aram funded the library with a gift of $20,000...

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Buena Vista House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View from road of the Buena Vista House. There is a utility pole in front with many wires attached. This Greek revival inn was erected in 1843 by Samuel R....

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Aram Public Library

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Description: Interior view of the Aram Public Library; 404 East Walworth Avenue. The lower right corner is stamped: "Curtiss, Delavan, Wis." In the foreground is a read...

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Stanchions in the barn on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Whiting House with its large harbor and boats.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Yerkes Observatory.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Assembly Grounds Auditorium with horse-drawn carriages and groups of people standing outside of it.

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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Silo Filler

Date: 2003 ca.

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

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Pathways lead through a treed lawn to the neo-classical styled White Memorial Library, funded by Mary Flavia White. In front of the library stands Birge F...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a tree-lined street, with houses visible on either side.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The home of N.W. Harris.

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Lakeside Stairway

Date: 1898 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view looking east along tree-lined Main Street with houses visible on the left. H. J. O'Connor, publisher.

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Geneva Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Geneva Hotel.

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City Hall

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view of the facade and side of City Hall. The main entrance is part of the bell tower. Men sit on the bench outside to the right.

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Birge Fountain

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: A view of the Neoclassical-style Birge Fountain. Mythical figures decorate the foot of the structure and a woman pouring water from a basket tops the foun...

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Whiting House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Whiting House with its large harbor and boats.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Shows roads, fire stations, golf course, and accommodations around Delavan Lake. "The drive around the lake is divided into zones from 0 to 900 as shown. P...

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