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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Circus Hotel

Date: 1926 

Description: This old hotel was known variously as the Park, Brick, or Circus hotel and dates from the 1870s. The large brick structure has a front gable with fancy shi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Elmer Willis Sesl (sp?) farm. The photograph has the term "Exhibit "B"" written on the front in ink.

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Delavan High School

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the high school.

Date: 1892-07 

Description: Parade of men, women, and young people attending the second convention of the Wisconsin Loyal Temperance Union at Delavan. The LTL was a branch of the Wom...

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...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: This map is a Birdseye view of Delavan, Wisconsin. At the bottom of the map are points of interest that correspond to numbers on the map. Many of the stree...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Chevrolet dealership in Delavan in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall. During the 1860s and 1870s the building was known as the...

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Driving in Delavan

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of a tree lined dirt road from the passenger seat of a Ford Model T, including hood ornament.

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Highland Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Highland Hotel on Delavan Lake.

Date:  ca.

Description: Exterior view of the main building at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. The building is surrounded by a lawn and a grove of trees.

Postcard

Walworth Avenue

Date:  date unknown

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

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Alfalfa Field

Date:  

Description: A man and his dog stand next to a wagon in an alfalfa field on the Manx farm.

Drawing

Threshing

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A threshing scene in a field. One man pitches grain into a threshing machine while standing on the load of grain in the wagon pulled by two horses. A secon...

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The Farm

Date: 1998 ca.

Description: A landscape view of the Quinney farm.

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Aram Public Library

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of Aram Public Library, Delavan WI.

Date: 1966 

Description: The map shows streets, wells, school land, parks, cemeteries, railroads, and the Delbrook Golf Course. The bottom of the map reads: "January 11, 1962 May 2...

Date: 1992 ca.

Description: Inside the barn at the Quinney Farm.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Auditorium at the State School for the Deaf; the stage is dressed with a 'nature' backdrop.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Gymnasium at the State School for the Deaf with floor mats, a pommel horse, rings apparatus, and racks of Indian clubs.

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