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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1976 

Description: A. D. German Warehouse, 330 S. Church Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, now used as a center for human history, arts, crafts, and architecture.

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Isolated Shack

Date: 1960-09-24 

Description: An isolated shack that was formerly an antique dealer's store.

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Main Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street, filled with pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles.

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Swimming Pool

Date: 1930 

Description: The municipal sand-bottomed swimming pool was a popular spot to cool off in the summer months.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: West Side Footbridge.

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Description: Ada [& friend] Charlie. Ada pretends to shoot an apple from the head of her friend Charlie, who poses with arms folded. There is a painted backdrop behind...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Informal studio portrait of Ada James holding a gun, and her father, David G. James in a hat, with four other people dressed in pioneer-type costumes. A wo...

Date: 1965 

Description: Elevated view from hill of houses and garages surrounded by trees.

Date: 1976 

Description: A. D. German Warehouse, 330 S. Church Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, now used as a center for human history, arts, crafts, and architecture.

Photograph

James Sisters

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Formal oval-framed group portrait of Vida James, Ada James and Beulah James. Ada James (center back) later became active in the Wisconsin Women's Suffrage...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Posed studio portrait of Myrtle Bancroft, dressed in furs. Probably the wife of Levi Bancroft, a prominent figure in Wisconsin politics.

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Pine River

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: View of a footbridge over the Pine River.

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Masonic Temple

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Masonic Temple on a street corner with lampposts. A large stained glass window and columns above the entrance. Automobiles parked near a service garage...

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Description: Exterior view of the Richland Center Public Library. The library opened in 1905. Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: " Claude + Stark architects, Madis...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tally sheet for the Assembly vote on David James's suffrage referendum bill. Photograph of the voting record of the Wisconsin Assembly on the measure to...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A panoramic view of the Richland Center business district.

Date: 1976 

Description: A. D. German Warehouse, 330 S. Church Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, now used as a center for human history, arts, crafts, and architecture.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View of a street scene featuring a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground and a restaurant in the background.

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Filling Station

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from street of the Standard Oil filling station with Red Crown gasoline pumps. Two attendants are standing near an entrance with a sign for a postal t...

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