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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Postcard

Statues in Park

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Two small statues on the grounds of the Holy Ghost Church. The bases on which these statues stand are encrusted with shells, bits of glass, small stones, s...

Date: 1903 

Description: Group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of the Muscoda High School Girls Basketball Team and their coach. The frame has the S. Gillett imprint, but...

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Description: View from back of classroom of teacher and students during a class. There is a student standing at the chalkboard, and the teacher is standing behind her d...

Photograph

Parochial School

Date: 1925 

Description: View across road towards the parochial school, which is a two-story brick building with a cross on the steeple. Arched windows are above the entrance. Tree...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the exterior of the Conrad Schmitt (Sherwin Gillett's future father-in-law) residence. There are two unidentified men on the porch posing in the sh...

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Description: Elevated view of railroad bridge over the river. Part of the bridge is covered. Foothills are in the background.

Date: 1908-04-20 

Description: Photographic postcard of buildings on a street. There is a wooden boardwalk and the street is not paved. Two men are sitting on a bench. "Boscobel" is hand...

Photograph

Boy Scouts

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of Boy Scout Troop No. 1 of Boscobel. Three rows of boys and their scout masters are sitting on a hill in the tall grass in front of a log b...

Date: 1900 after

Description: A view of the village of Bloomington.

Photograph

Winter Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of snowy street. There are branches down in the road from the trees. In the background is a hill. This is part of Frank Feiker's 'Souvenir' series.

Date: 1965-07-03 

Description: View of the setting sun shining through trees in a forest. Shrubs and plants line the forest floor.

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View down street of the central business district. There is a furniture store on the left, a general store and service garage on the right and a drugstore...

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Description: View from front of room of teacher and students in classroom of one room schoolhouse. There is a large stove on the right, and the teacher stands behind th...

Date: 1887 

Description: View over Mississippi River of town on shoreline with bluff in the background.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Horse-powered Mississippi River Ferry. This ferry was operated between Turkey river, Iowa and Cassville, Wisconsin by Alfred Dietrich.

Map or Atlas

Platteville, Wisconsin

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: This street map was likely given out by Mound City Bank and features a legend of points of interest and a street index. Streets are labeled as is the Round...

Photograph

First Beetown House

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: An early two-story frame house with a lean-to addition on the rear.

Date: 1913 

Description: One-room clapboard school building with bell tower. Field and trees are in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cornish miner's homes with surrounding landscape.

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