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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1927-07-15 

Description: Survey and development plan of the home grounds area of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Parker, drawn in red, black, and brown ink.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Stone entrance gate to Beloit College, facing Memorial Hall.

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Model Builders

Date: 1934 

Description: The members of Hangar 13, a group of Beloit youth organized to build and race model airplanes. Conrad Hansen, their organizer, is standing at left in the b...

Date: 1958-10-31 

Description: Portrait of Clemens Rath, head of Rath Church Decorating Service, 3331 University Avenue, standing beside a glass mosaic window made by the firm for St. Pa...

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: Destroyed farm building next to a standing barn. Agricultural equipment is in the foreground.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Emerson Hall, with trees and the lawn in foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Image of the river and bridge with Janesville in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Oval-framed view of the industrial area along the Rock River.

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Description: Carte-de-visite full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Mrs. Belle Knickerbocker of Shullsburg, Wisconsin. She is holding a book in her left...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodrich and turned into an...

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Description: Composite image of college buildings: College Chapel, Emerson Hall, and Science Hall.

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Bluff Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from the intersection of Bluff Street and Grand Avenue. The streets is cobblestone.

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Ralph Warner House

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Garden with trees and a stone fence in the backyard of Ralph Warner's home.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Highway Trailer plant at Edgerton.

Date: 1925-07 

Description: Burial site of Gjermund Hansen (1786-1840), said to be the first Norwegian immigrant buried in Wisconsin.

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Tallman House

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: View of the Tallman House from the street in the autumn.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Janesville High School. The writing on the postcard reads "Hello Mattie, am still a living and will write to you soon. Just got home f...

Date: 1956 

Description: View of parlor with chairs, fireplaces and other textiles.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the busy streets of Court and Milwaukee. Three prominent buildings in view are: Court Street Methodist Church on the far left (b. 1868), w...

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