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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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...

Map or Atlas

Oconomowoc, Wis.

Date: 1870 

Description: Birds eye drawing of Oconomowoc depicts street names and street layouts, houses, trees, Oconomowoc River, Fowler Lake, and La Belle Lake. A reference key a...

Date: 1887 

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

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: St. Mary's in the Field, an Episcopal church "located at the northwest corner of the intersection of highways 67 and 18. It is just east of the former Van...

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Wisconsin Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: Street with retail shops, automobiles. Some of the signs read: "Majestic Hotel, ...tap room, Pabst Blue Ribbon"; "Coffee room"; "Western Union"; "The Bank...

Date: 1924 

Description: Interior view of the Oconomowoc Public Library. The library was funded by a combined gift of $4,500 from Mrs. Geo Bullen and Mr. P. D. Armour, Sr. Front of...

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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: 1963 

Description: A woman and three children watch from the sidewalk as a parade of circus wagons carried on the beds of International trucks proceeds down a commercial stre...

Date: 1934 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Kellermeister Beer, made by the Oconomowoc Brewing Company. Includes an image of a Ge...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Cistercian Abbey of Cistercian Fathers, Our Lady of Spring Bank in winter. Formerly a resort hotel on Oconomowoc Lake, called Spring Bank.

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"Sunnybank"

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Two men are in the foreground on a shoreline, one standing in a boat. In the background on the other shoreline are adults and children sitting in the gras...

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Ski Hill

Date: 1948-02-08 

Description: "This ski hill was a popular attraction located near Oconomowoc. Ward Woltman of Oak Grove is on the jump."

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Hotel Majestic

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Hotel Majestic. An advertisement on the back reads, "Located on intersection of Highways 19 and 67. Situated in beautiful Lake Region of Wisconsin. Boat...

Postcard

Masonic Temple

Date:  date unknown

Description: Masonic Temple, with American flag flying in yard.

Date: 1867 

Description: A summer resort, situated on the banks of Fowler and La Belle Lakes, in the village of Oconomowoc, thirty miles from Milwaukee on the St. Paul R.R. Men sta...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Zion Episcopal Church.

Date: 1970 

Description: Stereograph view of Oconomowoc.

Date: 1860 ca.

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

Postcard

Draper Hall

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of Draper Hall.

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