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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Letterhead of the Industrial Arts Division, Wisconsin State College-Platteville, with a view of the front of the division building and a cloud-filled sky,...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Galena (lead sulfide) was melted at this open hearth furnace owned by Richard Straw and Company on the Roundtree Branch of the Little Platte River. The men...

Date: 1949-02-17 

Description: One of five aerial views of Platteville and surrounding countryside covered in snow.

Date: 1949-02-17 

Description: One of five aerial views of Platteville and surrounding countryside covered in snow.

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Description: Letterhead of N.E. France of Platteville, Wisconsin, the general manager and treasurer of the National Bee-Keepers Association, in the form of a label for...

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Description: An engraving based on a drawing by Alexander Simplot of the Platteville Brewery (spelled Plattville). It is an elevated perspective showing the main buildi...

Date: 1829 

Description: Wash drawing of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hollman, who were early settlers in Platteville, Wisconsin.

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City Park

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A view of the city park with gazebo.

Date: 1900 after

Description: This photocopy map show labeled streets and plats.

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Miners at Diner

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Description: Zinc miners at tables in the dining hall near.

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Tyler House

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: A reproduction of an early print of a long, two story wooden building with a front porch identified as the Tyler House. A man drives a horse-drawn wagon in...

Date: 1927 

Description: Old Soldiers' Reunion on the public square.

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Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

Date: 1951-09-15 

Description: At a Wisconsin Dairy Day event, the photographer turned the camera from the speaker, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, to the large audience gathered to listen t...

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Lead Mine Interior

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View inside a lead mine showing six miners with a car on a track.

Grant County Rural Schools

Date: 1922-07-05 

Description: Panoramic group portrait of female and male students attending summer school at the Platteville State Normal School. Inscription at the bottom reads, "Prof...

Date: 1913 

Description: Exhibit featuring pressed flowers, maps, drawings, and written compositions.

Date: 1948 

Description: Margaret McGuire, Alice in Dairyland, standing between a man and woman next to an automobile. The woman has her arm around Margaret's waist. Margaret is we...

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