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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: The main altar in the chapel at St. Joseph Orphan Home.

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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...

Date: 1897 

Description: Long view of the Minnesota Point lighthouse, built at the entrance to Superior Harbor. It is allegedly the first lighthouse at the head of Lake Superior.

Date: 1937 

Description: Exterior view of the U.S. Courthouse and U.S. Post Office.

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Description: Side altar in the chapel at St. Joseph Orphan Home. A large angel statue is on the right and a statue of the Virgin Mary is central.

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Due to rainy weather, H√∂lzlhuber stayed for a day in the brick house of Heinrich Cordes, who had bought his land from an Irishman and built the house in 18...

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Description: Interior view of the Superior Public Library. In the room are reading tables and bookshelves along the wall. Several doors lead to other rooms, and there i...

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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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City Hall

Date: 1934 

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

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: "Mexican Room" at the Bellwood. The room has many chairs, tables and lamps, and a brick fireplace is on the left. Three plants in a holder stand in front o...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View of the Barry Room, containing Sioux Indian relics, at the Douglas County Historical Museum.

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 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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Pattison State Park

Date: 1936-01-31 

Description: View across snow towards concession building with an automobile parked in front near the porch. There is a Hamm's Beer sign hanging off the roof. Annotatio...

Date: 1862-01-04 

Description: Engraving of the city of Superior and Lake Superior, also depicting railroad piers, Minnesota Point, and the steamboat "Star". The engraving appears on a l...

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The Russell Block

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Russell Block, 1606-1608 Tower Avenue. The 1899 City Directory makes the first mention of New York Furriers, Simmons and Malik, proprietors. New York F...

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: Exterior view of the St. Joseph Orphanage with lion statues at the entrance.

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Description: Postcard view of Hotel Tarmo, a boarding house.

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