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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rhinelander paper mill. The holding pond for the paper mill is in the foreground.

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...

Date: 1937 

Description: Exterior view of Shady Rest Cottage at Lake Breeze Resort. The building has a stone chimney and there is a wooden bench swing in the front yard.

Date: 1935 

Description: Wisconsin Conservation Department fish hatchery near Woodruff.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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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.

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from the interior of Cabin I. Includes photographs of girls on bunk beds, storage areas next...

Date: 1939 

Description: A view from water of the Thunder Lake Lumber Co., one of the largest sawmills in Rhinelander. It was located on Lake Creek and operated until 1937.

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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...

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Fish Hatchery

Date: 1930 

Description: Wisconsin Conservatin Department fish hatchery in the vicinity of Woodruff.

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Logging Museum

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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Oneida Court House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Oneida County Court House, later used as the county Normal School.

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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: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from a canoe trip on the Lower Kaubashine Creek. Includes photographs of Joy Camps canoes on...

Date: 1927-10-25 

Description: View showing the original interior of the First National Bank, with several individuals standing behind the teller stations.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man standing near Purple Martin birdhouse on a tall post, near a border of flowering bushes. There are houses in the background.

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First National Bank

Date: 1952-06-05 

Description: View of the remodeled interior of the bank, showing the original skylight.

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