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Map or Atlas

Platteville, Wisconsin

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: This street map was likely given out by Mound City Bank and features a legend of points of interest and a street index. Streets are labeled as is the Round...

Photograph

Post Office

Date: 1921 

Description: A group of men stand outside of the post office. There is a parked car at the curb. A building is being demolished and there is a pile of rubble in the str...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A river navigation light on the Mississippi River. People were paid to keep them lit so the steam boats could operate at night. Bearded man sitting at bas...

Photograph

Haystacks

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A man stands among four large haystacks, and a young girl sits posing on the top of the haystack on the right.

Photograph

Sherwin Gillett

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Sherwin Gillett sitting in a chair, wearing a sweater, striped necktie and a hat. He is holding a brochure titled: "Portraits."

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1921 

Description: Main Street, where two young girls walk on the sidewalk, and a horse and carriage and two cars are parked in the street. There is a townhouse complex on th...

Photograph

C.B. & Q. Railroad

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad crew with the rock crusher. The train car is labeled '204430' and 'Burlington Route'. A steep hill rises behind...

Date: 1921 

Description: A passenger train stopped at the depot. Three men are standing on the left, one of them pushing a cart. A row of milk cans is along the side of the depot b...

Photograph

Brewery Tour

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tour of the Potosi Brewery.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across water of men working to construct a brush dam about seven miles north of Cassville. There are two groups of well-dressed people, who appear to...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of the carpenter's shop at Stonefield. Carpenters are operating lathes.

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Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A group of Potosi Brewery employees inside the brewery.

Photograph

Zinc Mining

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Two men work in a zinc mine near Platteville, Wisconsin.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Adams Patent Wheel Co on Front Street along the C.B. & Q. Railroad. There are seven men and a young boy posed near four different open doorways.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of workmen and young boys posing with horses and hand tools. They are working on an excavating project near Boscobel.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of the interior of the Law Office at Stonefield. A man is seated at the desk.

Date: 1910-12-06 

Description: View from snowy ditch looking down side of stock train. The engineer is looking out of the locomotive window, and another man stands on the tracks near the...

Photograph

Lumberyard

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of men in the Kleinpel lumberyard posed in the midst of work. There are about two dozen men standing on wagons, inside buildings, and on a large stack...

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