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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...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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: 1900 ca.

Description: The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad stone crusher. There is a large group of workmen posing along the work site.

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...

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Toledo Scale

Date: 1928-05-20 

Description: Two men weighing milk cans on Toledo scales at the Pet Milk Company.

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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.

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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...

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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."

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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...

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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Cheese Factory

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man poses outdoors in front of a cheese factory. Behind him next to the building is a large wooden tub on stilts, perhaps for holding water.

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:  date unknown

Description: View across field of two men pitching grain into horse-drawn wagons. Between the two wagons is a man in a horse-drawn carriage. In the far background is an...

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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.

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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.

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Brewery Tour

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tour of the Potosi Brewery.

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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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