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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Bird's Eye View

Date: 1913 

Description: A bird's eye view of the central business district. A river winding through the background. A building with a belfry in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: People involved in activity at the Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp. A "Test" being performed to see if a medium was authentic.

Date: 1925 

Description: Large wooden mill building. This mill was built in 1872 by Benjamin Boorman on the site of an earlier (1842) mill built by McNeil, Elmore, and McClure. The...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Wonewoc Mill Company where they manufacture White Swan Flour. Sacks of flour and two men sitting on the loading dock. A woman walking away on...

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New Brundage Farm

Date: 1935 

Description: View of the farm to which the Brundage family moved with the assistance of The United States Resettlement Administration.

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Depot and Yards

Date: 1911 

Description: A view of the depot and yards. A windmill and water tower in the distance. Carts with sacks of flour and milk cans next to the depot. Signs for Western Uni...

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Mill at Lemonwier

Date: 1925 

Description: A large wooden building with side wing and covered porch, this mill was built in 1853-4 by Newell Dustin. There is a cupola behind the chimney. According t...

Postcard

Magazine Bluff

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of Magazine Bluff. Trees appear on top of the bluff and below. A stone wall can be seen among the trees in the lower right corner. Text...

Date: 1922 

Description: View across street of Saint Mary's Church and School.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Etching of East Lemonweir Lutheran Church. Etching from a centennial souvenir dated July, 1954.

Date: 1913 

Description: A view of the sanitarium with men in rocking chairs on the lawn. A garden hose in the foreground.

Date: 1935-08-14 

Description: View of an abandoned barn in a field with long grass. The roof is caved in.

Date: 1911 

Description: View down Center Street. The caption on the image is incorrect. On the left are storefronts, including a millinery and stable. On the right, commercial bui...

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Military Parade

Date:  ca.

Description: Formations of soldiers at Camp Douglas march across a large parade field. A line of trees are in the distance, and a building with a chimney is visible abo...

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New Brundage Home

Date: 1935 

Description: Brundage family in their new home after resettlement with assistance of United States Resettlement Administration. From left to right: Walter, Marvin (4),...

Date: 1912 

Description: Map shows roads, railroads, post offices, schools, houses, churches, routes, and post office collection boxes. The map includes a distant chart and explana...

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Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Main Street, south. View includes cable car on track, businesses, a post office, five people standing on sidewalks lining street.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Interior of Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, looking down the aisle of pews towards three altars. The left altar depicts Mary, the right altar depict...

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Public School

Date: 1925 

Description: The public school, a two-story brick building with tall windows in the front but not on the side. A bell above the entrance. A shed to the left.

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