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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...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of a lead mine. The five miners are holding candles or lanterns.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Ferrotype of a studio portrait of Blacksmith Wanamaker and an unidentified man standing on either side of an anvil. The man on the left is holding a horses...

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Woman And Lambs

Date: 1911 ca.

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

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...

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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...

Date: 1920 ca.

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

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Toledo Scale

Date: 1928-05-20 

Description: A man weighs a milk can on an old scale at the Pet Milk Company.

Map or Atlas

Platteville, Wisconsin

Date: 1969 

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

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Haying Operations

Date: 1945-07 

Description: Front view of two men wearing hats standing atop a wagon piled with hay that is being pulled across a partially cut hay field by two horses.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down snow-covered road of two men shoveling snow. A dog is standing in the road near the men. The road is lined with fenced fields and telephone and e...

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: 1900 ca.

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

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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: Elevated view from bluff overlooking the railroad tracks and yard along the Mississippi River. A group of men are gathered on the track near stacks of lumb...

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Zinc Mining

Date: 1915 ca.

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

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...

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...

Date: 1928-12-29 

Description: Farmers use a 6-roll husker shredder and a Farmall Regular tractor outside a barn on the farm of Will Rasque.

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