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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Pigeon House

Date:  

Description: View of a tall wood structure with rows of holes, perhaps a pigeon house. A cyclone fence is in front of it, and behind are industrial buildings. In the fa...

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Milton College

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A Milton College building.

Date: 1980-04-16 

Description: View from across street of a rectangular dilapidated building featuring arched windows. A billboard for H. Dan Wright Insurance is under the fire escape.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of the First Congregational Church on a tree-lined street.

Date: 1983 ca.

Description: Highway X, East of Clinton, near the Wisconsin border, on the way to the farm.

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Janesville House

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A frame house once occupied by the family of Jenkin Lloyd Jones just before they moved to Chicago. His son, Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of a two-story condensed milk factory. Two men are driving horse-drawn wagons on the road on the left. Other men are under a roof covered loading...

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Old Gallery

Date: 1925 

Description: Old Gallery.

Postcard

High School

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of the exterior view of a high school. Students are sitting on the front steps.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Rock River from bridge, featuring Beloit Iron Works factory on the left shoreline.

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Milton College

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Part of the Milton College campus.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Middle College building, Beloit College.

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: View from road of storm damage to a farm. The barn roof has blown off. Men are working on the roof, which has exposed roof timbers. In the foreground are t...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view from street of the Catholic Church and Parsonage on a tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood.

Postcard

Post Office

Date:  

Description: Exterior of the Post Office.

Date: 1925 

Description: A log cabin and frame house behind the Milton House. The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was...

Date: 1978-06-22 

Description: View of carnival with a water tower in the background. There are trailers, and a carousel is on the left. Carts selling food like popcorn and sausage are p...

Date: 1926-06 

Description: View of climbing plants on trellises along the foundation and porch of a house.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Rock River, with a large smokestack and water tower on the left. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there u...

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