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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A view of the Crawford County Court house after remodeling.

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Dousman Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Dousman family members sitting on a porch of Villa Louis.

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Cottage

Date:  date unknown

Description: A one-room cottage on a hill. Two beds and a mirror are visible through the windows. The roofs of other buildings are visible beyond the hill.

Date: 1922 

Description: View across yard of the public school, a one-story wood frame L-shaped building on a hill. There are groups of students standing on the stairs at the entra...

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Along the River

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a river and surrounding landscape, taken from a high vantage point. In the foreground are a series of wooden structures, possibly homes and outb...

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Tourist Stop

Date: 1925 

Description: View across road of seven young men posing outside of a variety store. Two men have tires placed over their shoulders. The store's sign advertises: "Touris...

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Villa Louis Porch

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: The Dousman family and friends on the east porch of Villa Louis.

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Observation Tower

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across road of an observation tower overlooking extensive apple orchards, a tourist attraction in season. Many people are standing below the tower whe...

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St. Phillips Church

Date: 1912 

Description: View from hill of the left side of St. Phillips Church, a large brick building with twelve arched stained glass windows, as well as twelve windows along th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of the front and side of the Congregational Church at the bottom of a steep, tree-lined hill. A wooden building with narrow arched windo...

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Public School

Date: 1921 

Description: Exterior of the public school in Eastman. On the left is a large stack of logs, and near the entrance to the school is a hand pump.

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Crawford County Courthouse, built in 1875.

Date: 1948-02-21 

Description: Group portrait of fourteen employees standing at the front door of the Regal Products, Ltd. at Gays Mills. E. Tex Reddick is the company president.

Date: 1887 

Description: St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church.

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Railroad Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a railroad bridge, constructed of heavy steel that sits on massive stone supports. Wooded hills stand in the background.

Date: 1930 

Description: View down street with commercial buildings on the left. There are children on the sidewalk in front of the R.G. Seymour grocery store. Next door is a resta...

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J.L. McLaughlin

Date: 1924 

Description: J.L. McLaughlin and wife, two sons and one daughter posing around their Flanders automobile in front of their house. Outdoor stairs are leading up to the s...

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