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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: A Ho-Chunk woman walking in a field. In the background are several white tents, possibly an encampment for cranberry harvest.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Regalia Brightens School Anniversary

Date: 1954-05-18 

Description: Caption under photograph reads: "Buckskins and bright feathered bonnets were donned by this group to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the...

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Description: Children wearing caps and stand in a field, with tents and awnings in the distance. Possibly a Ho-Chunk powwow encampment. The shadow of a man is in the fo...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

75th Anniversary Observance

Date: 1954-04-25 

Description: Winnebago children and adults are dressed in traditional clothing for the photo. The caption reads: "As part of the 75th anniversary observance of the foun...

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Description: Studio portrait of two telephone linemen with some of their equipment in front of a painted backdrop. They are wearing work clothes and hats, and hold ciga...

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Logging Scene

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated group portrait of loggers at a logging camp posing in the snow. Some of the men are posed on the roof of the log building in the center. Men are s...

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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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Main Street

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Description: View down Main Street. The hardware store is on the corner on the left, the shoemaker shop is on the right, and the offices of "The Journal" are further do...

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Field With Workers

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Description: View from grassy field of a field of crops on a low slope. The crops are supported by wire or rope attached to posts at the end of each row. There are work...

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Framework of a Barn

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Description: Four men work on the framework of a barn.

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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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Description: A portrait of a young woman wearing a hat and dress, and holding a bouquet of flowers, standing in a clearing. In the background is the darkroom horse-draw...

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Description: View across grassy field towards a large group of men, horses and horse-drawn vehicles posing along a wooden fence with a gate. There is a farmyard with a...

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Description: A farmer leans on a steam tractor in a field.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Interior view of a kitchen in a logging camp with light coming in from a window on the far right. Two men are posed standing, and another man is sitting in...

Photograph

Man Sawing Logs

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Description: View across deep snow towards a man sawing logs next to a log cabin. In the background is a fence, and beyond across a field more farm buildings and a line...

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Description: A man stands with a team of horses ready to plow a field.

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Description: Men posed standing at the construction site. They are probably laying the foundation of a building. A small wooden building in the background has a poster...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Panoramic slightly elevated view of Winnebago Indians harvesting cranberries on Gebhart's Marsh.

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