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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1905 ca.

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

Photograph

Model Builders

Date: 1934 

Description: The members of Hangar 13, a group of Beloit youth organized to build and race model airplanes. Conrad Hansen, their organizer, is standing at left in the b...

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Oval-framed view of the industrial area along the Rock River.

Date:  

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

Photograph

Bluff Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from the intersection of Bluff Street and Grand Avenue. The streets is cobblestone.

Date: 1913 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view of a street in a residential neighborhood with large houses with porches.

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:  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.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Middle College building, Beloit College.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1885 after

Description: Stereograph view of Memorial Hall at Beloit College.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: An auto-trailer, an early trailer manufactured by the Highway Trailer Company of Edgerton. The company began by manufacturing trailers designed for farmer...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view down sidewalk along tree-lined street in the central business district. On the right is a large marble building, and on the left si...

Postcard

High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the high school, with an arched entrance and windows.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from dirt road of the First Presbyterian Church on Prospect Street.

Map or Atlas

Beloit College Campus

Date: 1949 

Description: This map of the Beloit College Campus is a pictorial depiction of the layout of campus including buildings and students depicted as Shmoos (popular cartoon...

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