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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1935 

Description: Richard Quinney looks out the window of the farmhouse on his first birthday. Next to him on the windowsill sits a cake with one candle.

Date: 1903 

Description: Floyd and Marjorie Quinney playing in the yard at the Old Place. Floyd has a small wagon and Marjorie stands by a chair. Possibly taken by a traveling ph...

Date: 1935 

Description: Baby Richard Quinney rides on a full wheelbarrow pushed by his father, Floyd Quinney, across the farmyard.

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Katherine Quinney

Date:  date unknown

Description: Katherine (Kate) Quinney, Richard Quinney's great aunt, standing on a country road near the family's farm looking over fields lightly dusted with snow. Th...

Date: 1873 

Description: D.L. Fairchild residence from the street, with a stagecoach and pedestrian in the foreground.

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Description: Exterior view of the Elkhorn Public Library and a larger, two-story, brick building, with a storefront on the first floor. The Elkhorn Public Library is th...

Date: 1936 

Description: Young Richard Quinney and his new brother Ralph seated on their father's lap in a chair on the farmhouse's porch.

Date: 1934 

Description: Baby Richard Quinney held by his mother, Alice Quinney, in the farmyard.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Winter scene with young Richard and Ralph Quinney hauling firewood on a sled through the snow past the farmhouse.

Date: 1873 

Description: View of an estate covered with various plants and trees. Two people stand on a sidewalk in front of the distant estate, looking towards it. Two horses dr...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Walworth County Fair. A large crowd gathers around a carousel.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Marjorie and Floyd Quinney.

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Grain Wagon

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Richard and Ralph Quinney with their father, Floyd Quinney, riding in the back of a horse-drawn grain wagon in the farmyard.

Date: 1934 

Description: Richard Quinney as a baby held by his father, Floyd Quinney, in the family's farmyard.

Date: 1971-04 

Description: Poster advertising for a Pro Moto [Professional Motocross] event, held in Turtle Park, outside of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Silkscreen print employs an American...

Date: 1936 

Description: Richard Quinney and his new brother Ralph held by their mother on the front porch of the farmhouse.

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Octagon House

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Elderkin octagon house.

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Hay Mowing

Date: 1947 

Description: Young Ralph Quinney driving a horse-drawn hay-mower on his family's farm.

Date: 1967 

Description: Walworth Fairest of the Fair, Governor Knowles and the Wisconsin Honey Queen all holding a bottle of honey at the Walworth County Fair.

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