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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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...

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 interior of the Law Office at Stonefield. A man is seated at the desk.

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Badger State Bank

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View from street of the Badger State Bank, which is on the first floor. On the second floor is a dentist's office. A telephone or telegraph pole is on the...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Galena (lead sulfide) was melted at this open hearth furnace owned by Richard Straw and Company on the Roundtree Branch of the Little Platte River. The men...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Winter scene of snow-covered road with two men shoveling snow. A dog is standing in the road near the men. The road is lined with fenced fields and telepho...

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Bagley

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from road of a brick building under construction. Five men are posed in front near a pile of bricks. Four men are posed in the window openings on the...

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.

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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: 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...

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...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Brewery employees, many of them from the Schumacher family, pose with barrels outside the brewery.

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Stone Quarry

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Stone quarry, with men working near a wagon, and at the base of the hill. In the background is a steep hill with trees.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a man dressed as a cowboy. He is aiming a gun in one hand and holding a whip in the other. Th...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down railroad tracks, showing the switching station, water tank, and buildings. Two men stand on the railroad tracks. Ester Point is near Cassville, W...

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New State Bank

Date: 1913 

Description: Interior of the newly constructed state bank. Featured is a safe, which is open to display the metal gate which has the words: "State Bank of Fennimore" en...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of the office the Dewey Home featuring the desk and bookshelves.

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Woman And Lambs

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Winter scene with woman tending lambs in a snow-covered farm yard with log buildings in the background.

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Description: A man and a woman stand on the customer side of the counters. Phil Hof stands with a large knife behind a tabled covered with meat, while Sam and Herman Ho...

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