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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

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.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Santa Claus surrounded by children at a Christmas Party sponsored by the United Automobile Workers Local 121 of Janesville.

Photograph

Farmer's Birthday

Date: 1983-07-07 

Description: John Fitzsimmons and Barton Voegeli take a break from discing the fields to eat the birthday cake that Voegeli's wife made to celebrate the occasion.

Date: 1877 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Janesville on the Rock River.

Date: 1873 

Description: Atlas map of Janesville township.

Photograph

View of Janesville

Date: 1860 after

Description: Elevated view of Janesville with a residential area in the foreground and the business district in the background.

Date: 1919 ca.

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

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The State Institute for the Blind. A school free for blind children of Wisconsin and attended by Louisa May Alcott.

Postcard

Train Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul depot.

Date: 1853 

Description: Map covers area between the cities of Janesville and Kenosha in Rock, Walworth, and Kenosha counties for railroad routes. Lakes and counties are labelled....

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The fountain in Court House Park.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Janesville High School.

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: 1924 

Description: This map of Janesville was distrusted by the Fifield Lumber Company and features labeled streets, the Rock River, and Fifield Lumber Company buildings in r...

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: 1955 ca.

Description: Exterior view of an unidentified residence.

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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