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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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High School

Date: 1908 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the high school. Front view of the school includes a flag pole and bare trees on the lawn surrounding the school....

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High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: The high school building erected in 1908. The building features three stories, a bell tower, and a hip roof. A small child stands in front of the building.

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Depot and Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down railroad tracks of a train arriving at the Brooklyn depot. A man in a suit with a briefcase stands on the platform. Standing near the tracks by t...

Date: 1925 

Description: Down the road leading to the PET evaporated milk factory. A painted sign on the factory's exterior wall claims PET evaporated milk is "milk at its best."

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Railroad Tracks

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down railroad tracks that lead to industrial buildings and a smokestack. A caption on the image reads, "Zink (Zinc) Works, Mineral Point, Wis."

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Interior view of Zwingli Reformed Church with pulpit and organ.

Date: 2008 

Description: Clarence "Slim" Fritag's Pure Oil service station, located at 1323 Ninth Street, created a sensation in 1935 when the local newspaper announced that "an at...

Date: 1925-08-16 

Description: A chorus of men singing on stage with a crowd watching. A group of officials seated on the right. Rolling farmland in the background.

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Swingli House

Date: 1925 

Description: Outside the Swingli House, near a memorial for the first New Glarus settlers.

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Storage Buildings

Date: 1963 

Description: Storage buildings along the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific railroad siding and station.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men standing on a dirt road at a bridge with the Nichols House in the background.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Left to right, standing: Hans A. Bringager and Erik Sviggum; Seated: C. Gulson, Annie Pedersen, Mary Gulson Brager and her mother Thora Gulson; all gathere...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Interior view of Zwingli Reformed Church with pulpit.

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Street Scene

Date: 1926 

Description: View across street of the exterior of the Bank of New Glarus on the corner of the street.

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Depot and Yards

Date: 1925 

Description: View down railroad tracks towards the New Glarus train depot. In the background is a water tower and a windmill.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: A boy sitting on a pony at an intersection. Across the street, a man in overalls stands outside of the restaurant. A large poster for the "Ringling Brother...

Date: 1925-04 

Description: A church is in the distance at the end of the road. On either side of the street are homes and stores, with a street light suspended above the street in t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of people in Swiss costume with large wheel of Swiss cheese, alpine horn and other instruments, and a St. Bernard in front of the Chalet of the Golde...

Date: 1948-08-28 

Description: Fire fighters applying water to the burning Fitzgibbons building downtown.

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