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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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: 1902 

Description: A traveling medicine wagon with saleswomen and vendor selling Westmore's Hair Tonic.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Music recital room at the State School for the Blind with seven rows of seating, a piano and cello. Adorning the front wall is the Latin phrase "Lux Oritur...

Date: 1934 

Description: Aerial view of Janesville showing the river fill for the new sewerage disposal plant.

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Tallman House

Date: 1953 ca.

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

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Tallman House

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Interior view of a corner of the parlor and the doorway to the conservatory.

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Grand Hotel

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Grand Hotel.

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Description: Letterhead of Harry Garbutt of Janesville, Wisconsin, a wholesale lumber representative for the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, with a box listing the types of...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Aerial view of airplane races at the Janesville airport, including airplanes on the landing field, airport structures, cars parked around the airport, and...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Rock County Insane Asylum.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. The library opened in 1903 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie at $30,000 and Eldred at $10,000. The reverse...

Date: 1945 ca.

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

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Hotel Myers, in downtown Janesville. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there until his father, Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones moved th...

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City Hospital

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: View across street of City Hospital.

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Country Club

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The main building of a country club.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Milwaukee Street looking east in Janesville. The Myers House is located at the top of the hill.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Bond historical site marker, marking the home where Carrie Jacobs Bond wrote "I Love You Truly."

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view in winter of the Wisconsin School for the Blind. In the foreground is a gateway and fence.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the old High School building.

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