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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of a two-story hotel with two men, a woman and a child standing on the porch.

Date: 1912 

Description: Elevated view of town.

Date: 1913 

Description: Exterior of the post office. On the sidewalk, a man and woman stand and three men sit on the steps. A black car is parked at the curb. A hand-powered pump...

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Church

Date: 1929 

Description: View across field of front exterior of a stone church. There is a belfry but no steeple. Stained glass windows are at the front, side, and above the entran...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of farmland. In the bottom-left center, there is a structure with a bell tower near a dirt road. In the center there is a similar building. T...

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BuBs Irish Pub

Date: 2009-01-09 

Description: "This is BuBs Irish Pub located at N116 W16218 Main Street, Germantown." Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker (left) and Shirley Widmer (right) are pictured.

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Emil Boeing Barn

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior three-quarter view of white barn. There are milk cans on the left side of the building. The front and side of the barn has small extension rooms w...

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Home Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from unpaved road of the "Home Hotel", a two-story wood frame building with a balcony and a porch. Several flowers are planted in the garden and in po...

Date: 1976 

Description: A. D. German Warehouse, 330 S. Church Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, now used as a center for human history, arts, crafts, and architecture.

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Ithaca Street Scene

Date: 1921 

Description: Two men and two girls stand at the sidewalk posing for the picture. A third man refuels the parked car.

Date: 1912 

Description: Exterior view of Saint Anthony's Church. The building features stained glass, double doors, and a tall steeple.

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Feed Barn

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men, two boys on horses, and two girls pose in front of a feed barn.

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City Hotel

Date: 1909 

Description: View down road towards a man and woman riding in a carriage pulled by a team of horses past the City Hotel.

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Boaz Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Family posing outside the Boaz Hotel by A.H. Berry. The two-story hotel features a balcony, porch, and a wooden walkway.

Date: 1909 

Description: View across road of school children and a man and a woman standing in front of the two-story public school. There is a bell tower above the entrance. A num...

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Street Scene

Date: 1921 

Description: A view of the central business district from the end of a bridge. The post office on the right with a small group of men and children in front. An automobi...

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Creamery

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of a creamery. Smoke rises from its tall chimney.

Date: 1911 

Description: This 1911 map from the U.S. Post Office Department shows rural delivery routes, active and discontinued post offices, selected rural landowners and houses,...

Date: 1924 

Description: View down middle of commercial street with many retail shops with sidewalks on both sides. There are automobiles parked near the curb and being driven alon...

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