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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1927-07-15 

Description: Survey and development plan of the home grounds area of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Parker, drawn in red, black, and brown ink.

Date: 1958-10-31 

Description: Portrait of Clemens Rath, head of Rath Church Decorating Service, 3331 University Avenue, standing beside a glass mosaic window made by the firm for St. Pa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Image of the river and bridge with Janesville in the background.

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Description: Carte-de-visite full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Mrs. Belle Knickerbocker of Shullsburg, Wisconsin. She is holding a book in her left...

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Tallman House

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: View of the Tallman House from the street in the autumn.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Janesville High School. The writing on the postcard reads "Hello Mattie, am still a living and will write to you soon. Just got home f...

Date: 1956 

Description: View of parlor with chairs, fireplaces and other textiles.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the busy streets of Court and Milwaukee. Three prominent buildings in view are: Court Street Methodist Church on the far left (b. 1868), w...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Exterior view of an unidentified residence.

Date: 1909-07-17 

Description: Field trip to Emma Willard's home near Janesville by the 18th annual convention of the Loyal Temperance League of Wisconsin. The sign on one of the wagons...

Date: 1951 

Description: Tallman Homestead Marker with automobiles in the background.

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Tallman House

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View of exterior of Tallman House.

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Mary C. and Grandpa

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: An elderly man stands in a room holding a small girl. Caption on negative reads, "Mary C. and Grandpa."

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: The Institution for the Education of the Blind.

Postcard

City Hall

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior of City Hall.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Janesville Public Library on South Main Street.

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Tallman House

Date: 1953 

Description: View of the second parlor in the Tallman House.

Postcard

Train Depot

Date:  date unknown

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

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Main Street

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Looking northwest from the Methodist Episcopal Church, Main Street, with trolley track running down the center of the street.

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