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Description: Advertisement for the Townsend Tractor Company entitled "Townsend Tractors Can't Be Beat When It Comes to Steady Belt Power."

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Letterhead of Champion Buckle of Janesville, Wisconsin, a buckle manufacturer, with an image of leather strapping fastened with a buckle. Various buckles a...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee Street.

Date: 1926-06 

Description: View of climbing plants on trellises along the foundation and porch of a house.

Photograph

Janesville House

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A frame house once occupied by the family of Jenkin Lloyd Jones just before they moved to Chicago. His son, Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in...

Drawing

The Rock River

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: The Rock River.

Date: 1935 

Description: A marker for the first log cabin built in the Janesville area. The cabin was built in 1835 by William Holmes, Joshua Holmes, John Inman and George Follmer....

Postcard

Post Office

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Description: Exterior of the Post Office.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Rock River, with a large smokestack and water tower on the left. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there u...

Photograph

Memorial Day March

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Small group of elderly men, two of them bearing, respectively, a U.S. Flag, and a banner, perhaps a company roster. This may be a group of Civil War vetera...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Rock County Insane Asylum.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Janesville from the School House.

Date: 1911 

Description: This map shows streets, railroads, the city house numbering system, and the Rock River. The left margin includes a street index.

Date: 1960 

Description: Republican presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon speaks at an outdoor event. There is an airplane in the background. Patricia Nixon is shown seated behin...

Photograph

Industrial Building

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Industrial building, located at North Main Street at Pease Court.

Date: 2008 

Description: Standard Oil Company constructed this brick super-service station in 1930 at 101 North Franklin Street. Its Spanish Colonial-style details include decorati...

Photograph

Toledo Scale

Date: 1928-01-08 

Description: Man using a Toledo scale at the Mernick Dairy.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Several looms in the instructional weaving facility at the State School for the Blind.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. There is large librarian's desk, with a bust of Abraham Lincoln to the right. Behind the desk are two colum...

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