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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Black Hawk Avenue.

Date: 1924-3-06

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date:  

Description: Graves of Michel Brisbois and (?) Tilmont on a bluff overlooking Prairie du Chien.

Date: 1898 

Description: Dousman family and house party guests dressed for a fancy ball. They are posed on the staircase and in the hall and are wearing fancy dress or costumes. On...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Postcard of an interior view of the Prairie du Chien City Library, with library board members seated at a table. The card is embossed with a round stamp wi...

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Country Road

Date: 1961-09-09 ca.

Description: View down a country road with fences on both sides. In the distant sky, a cumulonimbus cloud is backlit by the sun. A farm with a barn and silo is on the r...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: St. Mary's College and Academy.

Photograph

Bay State House

Date: 1925-08-04 

Description: View from across street of three-story, classical revival, Bay State House. There is a side wing and a two-story porch across the front. An automobile is p...

Photograph

St. Mary's College

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A view of Our Lady's Tower at St. Mary's College.

Date: 1922-3-26

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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Blacksmith Shop

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from across road of a man in overalls standing in front of the Dobson Brothers General Blacksmith and Repair Shop. The Methodist Evangelical...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Tardy recognition of Pere Marquette

Date: 1910-5-29

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Born in old Fort Crawford

Date: 1921-10-

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1930 

Description: View down street with commercial buildings on the left. There are children on the sidewalk in front of the R.G. Seymour grocery store. Next door is a resta...

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Trapeze Acrobats

Date: 1912 

Description: View from crowd of a pair of trapeze acrobats performing at a street fair.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Kin preserve oldest house

Date: 1935-6-09

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Norweigian Church

Date: 1921 

Description: View from unpaved road of the front and right sides of the Norwegian Church, which is a brick building with arched stained glass windows, a belfry and a st...

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Abandoned Farm

Date: 1964-09-07 ca.

Description: View from slope of an abandoned farm with empty farmhouse and barn in a open area surround by trees and hills.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the interior of St. Gabriel's Church.

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