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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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General Store

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man leans on a post on the porch of the general store.

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Tallman House

Date: 1952 

Description: View toward the kitchen from the first floor hallway.

Date: 1926-06 

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

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Hanchett Block

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: View of street corner on Hanchett's block, on the northeast corner of State and Brood streets, with a newspaper stand, clothing store, and a labor temple....

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Description: View across road, perhaps Pleasant Street, of industrial buildings. In the foreground is a drinking fountain and picnic table. Two cars are parked nearby.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Frame house on corner lot, with stone retaining wall.

Date: 1910 ca.

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

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Drive-In Theater

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Description: Entrance to outdoor drive-in theater. The billboard reads: "Mid City Outdoor." There is a white picket fence blocking the driveway. In the background are l...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The fountain in Court House Park.

Date: 1924 

Description: A woman and her dog standing at the doorway of a concrete block milk house.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Janesville High School.

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Description: House of Edward D. Eaton, the President of Beloit College.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View from the cupola of the old Jefferson School. The large building in the upper left is the Hyatt House, which burned in 1867.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Milwaukee Street looking east in Janesville. The Myers House is located at the top of the hill.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Looking east down East Milwaukee Street. Commercial intersection in downtown, with pedestrians walking across the street over street-railroad tracks. The...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Street scene with pedestrians near Milwaukee Street bridge. The Hotel Myers is in the background. The Lappin-Hayes Block is seen to the right of the Myer...

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

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Milton College

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A Milton College building.

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Tallman House

Date: 1955 

Description: View of the Tallman House looking toward the front entrance.

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