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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Alex Krueger Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of the Alex Krueger family posed in yard. From left to right: Jennie, Alex, Edgar, and Florentina Krueger. There is a fence and a windmill in the...

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3rd Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of 3rd Street on market day, looking south from Main Street.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Date: 1899 

Description: Portrait of Mrs. William Krueger, seated with a potted geranium plant placed on a table behind her. A blanket is hung behind as a backdrop.

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Krueger Family

Date: 1899-07 

Description: Group portrait of the Krueger family.

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Chapman Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of tree-lined Chapman Street. Houses are partially visible on the left and two carriages can be seen farther down the road.

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Second Street

Date: 1905 

Description: View of Second Street.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Carl Schurz's house is partially visible behind the trees and up the hill. A young boy sits on the edge of the porch.

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Bicycle Racer

Date:  

Description: A man on a track bicycle in the foreground with spectators in the background.

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Alex Krueger Family

Date: 1900-10 

Description: Portrait of the Alex Krueger family by lime kiln ruins. Florentina stands holding Jennie, Alexander sits with Edgar, and Rover, the family dog, sits behind...

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Kindergarten Class

Date: 1903 

Description: Miss Konig's kindergarten class. Students in this photograph include: Roland Heismann, Ewald Bierger, Alfred Krueger, Lawrence Margwardt, Irvin Krueger, Jo...

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Main Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of business-lined Main Street. People walk and stand on both sidewalks. Horse-drawn carriages and streetcars share the road.

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Empire Mill

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Empire Mill.

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Krueger Family

Date: 1900 

Description: Portrait of Henry, Rexford, and William Krueger.

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Oak Hill Cemetery

Date: 1900-04 

Description: The horses and buggies of William Wills, A. Pautz, and Sarah Krueger can be seen at the gate of Oak Hill Cemetery, founded in 1850.

Date:  

Description: Portrait of Jennie and Edgar Krueger, sitting on logs, wearing overalls and hats.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hattie Braemer, the children's caretaker, stands next to the twins sitting in a wagon. A woman stands on the porch behind them.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of St. Mary's Hospital.

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Octagon House

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Richards Octagon house.

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