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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Farnsworth Public Library. Four people standing on front stairs (woman and girls).

Date: 1974 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Scientist, viewed from east-southeast.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Large group of people posed in commercial area on a wooden sidewalk. Leigeois Bar, Implement Store, and Blacksmith Shop. Joseph Leigeois is shown in the fo...

Book or Pamphlet

Building on Superior Street

Date: 1969 before

Description: Building on the west side of Superior Street where Joseph Ruelle was shot.

Postcard

Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of view from road of a building. Signs indicate that the Post Office and Fire Marshall can be found within. Two automobiles are parke...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: First Presbyterian Church, which burned in 1890.

Photograph

High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a high school facade with a group of three men standing outside to the right. The school features a dome, arched doorways and windows, and decor...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a train stopped at the Chicago & North West railroad station. A small group of people stand in the grass waiting beside the tracks...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Tip Top Dance Pavillion on Anderson Lake. The view from the lake shows several automobiles parked outside the pavillion. The s...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of adults posing in front of a brick house. The house has a patterned design on the exterior. Below the peak of the roof,...

Postcard

Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of buildings along Main Street. A tavern sits next to a general store with a gas pump on the corner. Two automobiles are parked outsi...

Photograph

Green Bay Channel

Date: 1960-07-21 

Description: View from Oconto looking out into Green Bay Channel, which is often too shallow between the log pilings and lighthouse. Boats and docks are docked along th...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1886, the first Christian Science church outside of Boston and the first in America built for this purpose.

Date: 1870 after

Description: Three cottages sit near the tree-lined shore of Kelly Lake at Underwood Point. Small docks with boats are visible in the middle ground of the image. A wo...

Photograph

Public Library

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Farnsworth Public Library exterior. The building is constructed of stone and brick; columns and a pediment frame the main entrance. A girl w...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Farnsworth Public Library.

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: Oconto County Historical Museum.

Date:  

Description: Exterior view of the Farnsworth Public Library in Oconto. The library opened in 1903 and was funded by a donation of $15,000 from Mrs. George Farnsworth. A...

Photograph

Opera House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Opera House. Today this building is the Town Hall.

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