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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Beloit High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of old Beloit High School.

Date:  

Description: View of the Beta House on the Beloit College campus.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Beloit.

Date: 1860 

Description: Advertisement for plows, cultivators, harrows, corn planters, mowers, rakes, sulkies and gangs.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Locomotive engine #8240 of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1984 

Description: A reunion of former members of Hangar 13, an organization of Beloit boys that built and raced model airplanes during the 1930s.

Date: 1906-01-11 

Description: Exterior of Beloit college gymnasium.

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Description: Parking lot behind Ace Hardware. A few cars are parked, and behind them is a Dairy Queen on the right. In the center on a low hill is the support structure...

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Photograph

Wilson Theater

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Wilson Theater. Standing on sidewalk from left to right are: Delia Berry Wilson, Orpha Wilson, Robert Paul Hollis, and Robert Henry Wilson...

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Charles Baker

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Baker, Company B, 14th Wisconsin Infantry, who was killed in action.

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G.A.R. Beloit

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor portrait of eight members of the Grand Army of the Republic, including W.H. Wheeler.

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...

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

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Samuel Chase

Date:  

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Sergeant Samuel Chase, Company F, 16th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Beloit College, Memorial Hall, which houses the Logan Museum.

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Description: Exterior view of Harriet Wheeler's house, built in 1884, at the corner of Chapin Street and Milwaukee Road.

Date: 1885 after

Description: Stereograph view of Beloit College Chapel with congregation posed outside.

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