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Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View of the bedroom in which Abraham Lincoln stayed in 1859.

Date: 1925 

Description: An exterior view of Luther Valley Church.

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...

Date: 1956 

Description: View of dining room table with fireplace and mirror in background.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of the Beloit College campus. From left to right buildings are identified by handwriting: library, art hall, men's gymnasium, middle college...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of Samson Tractor Factory with employees in front of building.

Photograph

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....

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: Tornado damage showing a broken, twisted tree laying on the ground and on the roof of a farmhouse. The roof and wall have been crushed.

Photograph

Milton House Inn

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The Milton House Inn. The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodri...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: View of the Koshkonong Hotel (later the Lakehouse Inn), a stone and brick hotel with a parapet roof on Maple Beach Road. People are in front of the inn. Ha...

Photograph

Court Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking down Court Street in Janesville toward the west.

Postcard

Parker School

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of Parker School.

Date: 1980-04-21 

Description: Across a street leading to 51 is a parking lot with a single automobile parked in a lot near a church. Across the street to the left is a Shell gas station...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the Beloit College campus.

Photograph

Merry Go Round

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Children pose on a merry-go-round (carousel) in the Edgerton Public Park. The rear wall of a church forms the background, and there appears to be a bridge...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. The library opened in 1903 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie at $30,000 and Eldred at $10,000. The reverse...

Photograph

Rock Prairie Barn

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Barlass barn in Rock Prairie, built in 1861, thought to be the largest stone barn remaining in Wisconsin. The stone for this barn was hauled from Carver's...

Photograph

Milton College

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A view of older, established buildings at Milton College.

Photograph

Grand Hotel

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Grand Hotel.

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