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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1911 ca.

Description: This map of Duluth and Superior shows street car routes, railroads, ferries, some points of interest, and light houses. The bottom left of the map reads: "...

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Davidson Feed Mill

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Davidson feed mill near the Amnicon River.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of Minnesota Point Lighthouse.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Douglas County Historical Society Museum, formerly the A.A. Roth Memorial.

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Brule Schoolhouse

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Large white building with facade details and bell tower.

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Description: Interior view of the chapel in St. Joseph Orphan Home.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Aerial bridge and harbor, with a large boat passing underneath. A lampost and a lighthouse are on the left of the image.

Date: 1922 

Description: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey soil map of Wisconsin supplemented by promotional materials about the County's prospects, schools and agric...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: From Holzlhuber's journal: "Cordes bought his cultivated land from an Irishman and built for himself in 1859 a nice brick dwelling house. Because of the r...

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Superior, county seat of Douglas County, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of points of interest.

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Roosevelt Terrace

Date: 1890 after

Description: Exterior view from across street of Roosevelt Terrace apartments.

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City Hall

Date: 1934 

Description: Exterior view of City Hall on 10th and Hammond Avenue.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the remnents of the Minnesota Point Lighthouse.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Douglas County Courthouse.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front cover and Milk Bar flap from the menu at the Hotel Superior Badger Room, with the name of the hotel set against a circular backdrop and a three-quart...

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Davidson Windmill

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: A windmill with eight vanes stands along an unpaved road. The mill was built by Jacob Davidson in 1904 to grind flour and livestock feed. Davidson hand-hew...

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Brule River Park

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Brule River in northern Wisconsin, flowing between a road and landscaped stone wall under a bridge and pedestrian walkway.

Date: 1891 

Description: Photograph of a painting by May Conniff Frost showing the tugboat Record of the Inman Line pulling a lake schooner through rough waters into Superio...

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Description: Interior view of the Superior Public Library. One doorway frames a woman (librarian?) working at an eight-sided librarian's desk. A picture of Andrew Carne...

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