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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...

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Description: Mrs. Pierce sits in a wicker armchair facing the camera while her granddaughter Margery Bish sits facing her on a stool in front of a piano. Behind them is...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ten men sit and stand around tables set with dishes and food in the dining room of the Vinette logging camp.

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Description: Several men and women standing inside a department store next to tables piled with bolts of fabric. The store has a pressed tin ceiling.

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Chippewa Falls.

Date: 1872 

Description: Map of the Chippewa River, from the head of navigation at the city of Chippewa Falls, covering a distance of 16 miles above : showing the established impro...

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Leinenkugel Brewery

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Description: An engraving of an elevated view of the Leinenkugel Brewery complex with the buildings identified. A streetcar is passing by and two horses pulling wagons...

Date: 1909 

Description: Men in bateaux for the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company's log drive on the Chippewa River at Jim Falls.

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Description: Elevated view looking North down middle of Bridge Street. Both sides of the street are lined with commercial buildings. There are several horse-drawn vehic...

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Description: Mary Pierce Bish plays an upright piano while her daughter Margaret Bish, standing to her left, and her mother Mrs. Pierce, seated to her right, look on.

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Carnegie Library

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Description: View from street of a Carnegie Library, a stone building on a low hill.

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Description: View across river of several houses and other buildings standing at the edge of the Chippewa River. One building has stilts supporting the back porch over...

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Log Cabin in Woods

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Description: View from hill looking down on a group of log cabins inhabited by "dam tenders" on the shore of the icebound Chippewa River. A logging dam in is in the rig...

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Joe Kelley's Barn

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Description: A barn and outbuilding on the Joe Kelley farm in a field at the end of a dirt track. There is a mailbox attached to a post in the left foreground.

Date: 1903 

Description: Stanley Lumber Company's office entrance way and porch. Built about 1890.

Date: 1921-05 

Description: A man drives an International Model G-61 truck on a rural road with power lines. The truck was operated by G.E. Hutchinson's Standard Oil Company business.

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Description: Winter view of Chippewa (Ojibwa) Valley village.

Date: 1886 

Description: J.R. Sharp, P.E. Woodley, W.M. Bour, and R.M. Seymour sit and stand for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop wearing work clothes, ties, and ha...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Several buildings in the complex of the F.G. and C.A. Stanley Manufacturing Plant. The largest building is labeled "F.G. and C.A. Stanley." A smaller build...

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