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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the main street of town.

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Description: Exterior view of the Darlington Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." Two trees frame the entrance of the brick and st...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse, built in 1861.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: The Carnegie Free Library.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Wagon bridge in Darlington with river, cow and building.

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Description: Exterior view from lawn of the Darlington Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." On the reverse of the photograph is re...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Racetrack at the "Big White Fair".

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Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street.

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Hill in Darlington

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A view down onto Darlington and the bridge over the river.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

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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....

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Scene in Park

Date: 1929 

Description: A small park in a median of Main Street. The park houses the Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War memorial.

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Locomotive at Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down railroad tracks of a train at the Darlington depot. A group of men are on the platform.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Darlington.

Date: 1929 

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

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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:  date unknown

Description: View down the unpaved Ohio Street, with houses on both sides.

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