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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Four children ride in the box of a horse-drawn sled along with four milk cans. The driver holds the reins of the two horses. One child is perched on a can....

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Landscape view of the pond at the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1883 

Description: Broadside advertising an auction at the L.P. Bailey farm near Delavan. Sale included cattle, horses and hogs.

Date: 1966 

Description: This 1966 map shows topography, roads, highways, golf courses, government buildings, and businesses around Delavan Lake in Walworth County, Wisconsin. Incl...

Date: 1912 

Description: Jesse C. Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in a 1911 Wright Model B, the first Wright plane designed to carry a passenger and a pilot. Previously, the passeng...

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Civil War Tree

Date: 2014-07 

Description: A large Bur Oak tree is shading a sign for Vesuvio's Little Italy restaurant on the corner of Washington and South 7th Street. Brick buildings across the s...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the main building, with a lightpost in the foreground. A sign on the building reads, "Wisconsin Institution for the Deaf & Dumb."

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Winter at the Farm

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Winter scene of a snow-covered landscape near the Quinney farm.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This 19th century manuscript map shows the roads and proposed routes, villages, and lakes and streams in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Black and white sketch of a mailbox on a post in a milk can, with its flag up, next to a country road. Across the road is a tree and fence, with a field an...

Date: 1892-07 

Description: Procession of children and adults at the second convention of the Wisconsin Loyal Temperance League at Delavan. The LTL was a branch of the Women's Christi...

Date:  ca.

Description: Interior view of the chapel at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Rows of empty, bow back chairs face a stage, where more chairs are set up under bunting a...

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Description: Portrait of a man wearing a suit, tie and boater hat standing in the middle of a cobbled road intersection looking down at a small folding camera he is hol...

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Two-Story Garage

Date: 1919 

Description: Wood and shingle two car garage of E.M. Willoughby. A car can be seen through the open door.

Date: 1999 ca.

Description: Indoor plants in the dining room window at the Quinney farm.

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Fourth of July

Date: 2014-07 

Description: View down sidewalk towards cars parked diagonally at the curb, with a row of storefronts on the left. Along the sidewalk are lampposts, each decorated with...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Male students at the State School for the Deaf practice woodworking in one of the school's shops.

Postcard

Walworth Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wis. View of a broad downtown street.

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Bridle

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Bridle hanging from the rafters of the barn on the Quinney farm.

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