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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Car on Dirt Road

Date:  date unknown

Description: Near Lake Minocqua. View of rear of car driving on narrow dirt road lined with trees along lake which is on the right. A barn and silo are on the shoreline...

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O'Konski and Obey

Date: 1974-08-10 

Description: Wisconsin congressmen David Obey (left) and former congressman Alvin O'Konsi breaking ground for a United States Forest Services genetics lab. After the ce...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A boy parades past the Oneida County courthouse with a sign that reads, "Others Quickly Followed."

Date: 1939 

Description: A group of fourteen kindergarten students posed in their classroom, standing and sitting with their arms above their heads. Behind them is a window with a...

Date: 1939 

Description: A portrait of two young students, a boy and a girl, standing next to each other and holding hands near the fireplace in their kindergarten classroom. The f...

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Description: Interior view of the Rhinelander Public Library. The library opened in 1904 funded with a $15,000 donation by Andrew Carnegie. There is a portrait of Abrah...

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Description: A young camper is seated at an outdoor wood table arranging a flower on a sheet of paper. On the table near her are spread out all the supplies she is usin...

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Description: View from lake of Camp Idyle Wyld. A two-story wet boathouse, a windmill, and several cabins are visible along the shoreline.

Date: 1939 

Description: A group portrait of eleven kindergarten students and their teacher, Winnifred Ahrens Spring, standing outside of a building, probably the West Side School.

Date: 1942-09-27 

Description: Labeled as a "freak" snowstorm. A boathouse takes up the majority of the image, with a flag flying over the boathouse. The lake is not frozen, but ice and...

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Description: Store includes a Post Office, owned by Cyrus Yawkey. Men, child, and two dogs are on the porch.

Date: 1939 

Description: A group of students laying down on the floor of their kindergarten classroom, probably for nap time. In the background there is a fireplace surrounded with...

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Description: Interior view of the Rhinelander Public Library. The library opened in 1904 funded with a $15,000 donation by Andrew Carnegie. In the foreground are readin...

Date: 1935 

Description: Wisconsin Conservation Department fish hatchery near Woodruff.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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Description: Interior view of stone fireplace area in the Main Lodge. Three campers are gathered around a record player, another is seated in a camp chair at the firepl...

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022 - Dining Porch

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Description: Interior view of the Dining Porch, which ran the entire length of the Main Lodge. View from porch is to the southeast, with a view of Lake Raymond (now kno...

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Description: Exterior of building at State Tuberculosis Rehabilitation Camp in Tomahawk Lake.

Date: 1939 

Description: A group of five kindergarten students sitting around a table doing work near the fireplace in their classroom. The fireplace is surrounded by tiling depict...

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