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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: An elevated, panoramic view of the town, composed of two photographs and probably taken from the Third Street School.

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York Iron Works

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Description: Elevated view over railroad tracks of York Iron Works. Probably the construction of the blast furnace.

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Description: Three patriotically dressed women on horseback in town. The large flags have 45 stars, and the small flags have 46 stars.

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Man Riding Bicycle

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Description: Man riding a bicycle on a residential street, carrying packages in his left arm. Behind him is a woman and a girl walking behind. Fences are along the side...

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Description: Group portrait of a large group of people, primarily children, gathered on the porch of a building with a United States flag.

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Windmill

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Description: View of a farm with machinery attached to the bottom of a windmill. Windmills were usually used to pump water for livestock. The water was pumped into a ta...

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Description: A Ho-Chunk man, woman, and child are sitting on steps in front of a storefront on a board sidewalk. Along the sidewalk in front of windows are two painting...

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Bakery Panorama

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Description: Wide angle view of the interior of a bakery, with one man standing by the oven on the right and another man standing near the center between racks of bread...

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Description: View across street of six men posing, four wearing aprons and work cloths, and two men in suits holding guns. Beside them on the left is a woman and girl s...

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Description: A group of men and women pose with bicycles outside of the Charter Oak Mill on Highway 54, south of Black River Falls.

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Description: Three women, a man, and a dog sitting on top of a cellar door.

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Halcyon Brick Yard

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Description: Halcyon Brick Yard, men and a young boy are posed standing in front of and inside a wooden building with machinery.

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O'Hearn House

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Description: View across lawn of girl posed standing with small baby carriage, and a man posed standing and watering the lawn. They are in front of a Victorian-style fr...

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Description: Interior of a furniture store, with two men posed among the rows of furniture. A group of chairs hangs from the ceiling.

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Framework of a Barn

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Description: Four men work on the framework of a barn.

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York Iron Works

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Description: Elevated view over railroad tracks of York Iron Works. Probably the construction of the blast furnace.

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Description: Three men displaying four horses in front of a storefront, probably the Jones Lumber and Merchandise on Water Street.

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of two youth posed in front of a painted backdrop with a prop stone wall. The young man on the left is posed standing and holdi...

Date: 1910 

Description: Large group posed in front of a frame house.

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