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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.

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.

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

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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...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of the Municipal hospital. Flowers and trees are on the lawn.

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: View across felled trees towards two women standing near the porch of a damaged brick house.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Dorothy Sunne (b. 1922) stands on a stump in front of her house. She is wearing a winter coat with a cap, stockings and shoes.

The coat and cap are in th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the iron works and river. There is another factory on the opposite side of the river behind the trees on the right.

Postcard

Emmerson Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of Emmerson Hall on the Beloit College Campus.

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Tallman House

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View of exterior of Tallman House.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the old Beloit Public Library. There is a bicycle lying on the lawn near the front entrance.

Postcard

City Hall

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior of City Hall.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Janesville Public Library on South Main Street.

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