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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town from hill.

Date: 1932-11 

Description: Democrat J.P. Kelly of Richland Center put this sign on his car during the last days of the 1932 Presidential campaign. He wrote F. Ryan Duffy that it caus...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Methodist Episcopal church.

Date: 1885 ca.

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

Date: 1951 

Description: This street map shows public buildings and streets. The lower left corner includes a table of street names and the middle right includes text on the street...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of Court Street looking west.

Date: 1944-03-16 

Description: Wendell Willkie shaking hands with Bud Hole (left) and Frank Joslin.

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Main Street with automobiles lining either side. An ice cream parlor is visible on the right side, as are a dry cleaning and tailoring bu...

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...

Postcard

Pine River

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a footbridge over Pine River.

Photograph

Coffee Shop

Date: 1960-05 

Description: Two women serving coffee to customers at a coffee shop. Richland Center, Wisconsin.

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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Carnation Company

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Carnation Company condensery.

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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...

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Park Hotel

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Park Hotel and surrounding streets.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: West Side Footbridge.

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Scenic View

Date:  date unknown

Description: View over river with a small bridge in front of the Carnation Factory with tree-covered hills in the background. Dwellings and fields are in the far right...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Richland County Courthouse, across the street from the Park Hotel whose sign is visible on the left-hand side of the image.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Elevated view of various buildings.

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