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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1921 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Badger Brand Honey produced at the Wisconsin Honey Farm with the subheading "Where qu...

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Date: 1937-08-06 

Description: Charles Broughton and James Farley at an event in Oconomowoc.

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Lake La Belle

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across Lake La Belle towards far shoreline.

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Oconomowoc Public Library, located in both the half-timbered (formerly the fire house) and the next building, with museum on the third...

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Polo Players

Date:  date unknown

Description: Polo horses take graceful strides as two players vie to hit the ball at Joy Farms.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of street corner includes shops, cars parked on street, and two people.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: This late 19th century map by Increase Lapham shows the lake region around Oconomowoc in Waukesha County and eastern Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Cities an...

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Townsend House

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Townsend House and grounds with elaborate birdhouse in foreground.

Date: 1970 

Description: Stereograph view of Oconomowoc.

Date: 1873 

Description: This late 19th century map shows the lake region around Oconomowoc in Waukesha County and eastern Jefferson County, Wisconsin. The township and range grid,...

Date: 1885 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Oconomowoc.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A veteran places a flower on the grave of an unknown soldier.

Date: 1870 

Description: Man wearing "stove-pipe" hat, standing looking out over a lake.

Date: 1963 

Description: A group of men and women look on as a parade of circus wagons passes through downtown streets, carried on the beds of International trucks. The 25-piece pa...

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Description: Letterhead of the Oconomowoc Canning Company, with a can of Teenie Weenie Wisconsin peas featuring a label with Teenie Weenie figures emptying pods of peas...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Townsend House boathouse across a lake.

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Townsend House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Townsend House. Image includes people sitting on porch, grounds, boat dock.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Holy Innocents Protestant Episcopal Church "at the northeast corner of the intersection of Highway 16 with a road which goes north and south from Delafield...

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