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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, a Catholic church built in 1866-1868.

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Description: Interior view of the Darlington Public Library. In the foreground is a librarian's desk, and a bench on the left. In the background in two separate rooms a...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1929 

Description: View down Main Street. Cars and shops line the street. The Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War memorial is in the far background at the top of the hill.

Date: 2008 

Description: Built in 1931 by the Iowa Oil Company, Darlington's Service Station at 404 Main Street was said to give the "impression of a temple or a college chapel, an...

Date: 1950 after

Description: Aerial view of main street. There is a bridge with a stream flowing under it in the foreground.

Date: 1929 

Description: View down the railroad tracks across the bridge. On the far side are barns and industrial buildings among trees.

Map or Atlas

Map of Darlington

Date: 1855 

Description: This map is ink, pen, and watercolor on paper and shows plat of the town, local streets, lots by number, U.S. subdivisions in red lines, Mineral Point Rail...

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Description: Interior view of the Darlington Public Library. In the foreground are tables and chairs, an eight drawer card catalog, and a lamp hanging from the ceiling....

Date: 1959 

Description: Street with bridge in Darlington.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Darlington.

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Main Street

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View down Main Street looking south. At the bottom of the street is a bridge, and beyond is a hill with houses and trees. There are pedestrians along the s...

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Description: View of large building which is depositing feed into a truck docked on its left. On the left there is a Quonset hut-style corrugated metal warehouse, and o...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse during construction.

Date: 1938-10-12 

Description: International P-30 power unit owned by the Darlington water works. The unit pumped 500 gallons per minute.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the main street of town.

Date: 1929 

Description: View down tree-lined hill over the Pecatonica River. The bridge connects River Street to Main Street. Storefronts line the street, and the Lafayette County...

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Soldiers Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War memorial on the unpaved Main Street. The memorial features a plaque, a shield, crossed swords, and monument of a...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Lafayette County Courthouse during construction. The men are placing the last stone into position.

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