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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Group of men and a boy posed holding logging tools and standing in front of tents on the banks of a river, probably just south of Black River Falls. A man...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of Mr. William W. Hendricks, a Black River Falls barber, dressed in his best, posed in front of a painted backdrop.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The interior of a barbershop with customers in chairs and barbers at work. Numerous mirrors, pictures, and lamps hang from the walls and ceiling.

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Description: Men working on the passage of Town Creek under First Street, one-half block north of Main Street.

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Union High School

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Description: Union High School, constructed in 1871. It later probably became a grade school. Men, perhaps workmen, are sitting in the second and third floor windows, a...

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Description: Men working at a rock crushing works on the east side of the Black River across from Spaulding's Rocks.

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Cranberry Pickers

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Winnebago Indians and Black River Falls townspeople harvesting cranberries.

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Description: Men working on the bulkhead above the powerhouse and the powerhouse flume.

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Description: Men working on the foundation of a building, possibly laying a foundation for the post-flood business district dam.

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Three Workmen

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Man posing on a telephone pole with climbing equipment, with two men standing below.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from across street of a dentist office and Baptist Church along a road. Two horse-drawn carriages are being driven in opposite directions down the roa...

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Description: Two men stand atop a hay wagon, one holding the reins of a two-horse team wearing fly-nets and one presumably holding a pitchfork. Another man stands on th...

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Description: Men operating a steam tractor and threshing machinery near farm buildings. Two men pose on the right with the tractor. On the left a group of men pose near...

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York Iron Works

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Description: York Iron Works, with a group of men posed standing in front of the construction of the blast furnace.

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Men Logging

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Description: Logging crew of four men with a team of oxen hauling logs through a snow-covered forest.

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Description: Three men posed atop and among piles of logs.

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Bicycle Repair Shop

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Description: Man repairing a bicycle in a shop, probably the Repair Shop of Leslie Werner. Man identified as probably Leslie Werner.

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Description: Workmen erecting a telephone pole with a horse team.

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Description: Three photographer's wagons, two owned by C.R. Monroe and the other by N.L. Ellis, in front of tents in the countryside. Two men and a woman are posed stan...

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