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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Evangelical Church

Date: 1965-05-31 

Description: Elevated view of Evangelical United Brethren church in the vicinity of Highway T.

Postcard

Carnegie Library

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Carnegie Library in Sparta.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the home of A.A. Dumez.

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Tomah Indian School

Date:  

Description: Tomah Indian School with boys standing in front of the entrance sign.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Monroe County Courthouse.

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Sparta Main Street

Date: 1911 

Description: View of Main Street from its intersection with Oak Street. On the left corner is a bank and two drug stores. On the right are two restaurants and a shoe sh...

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City Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of city hall. The brick building features two sets of double doors, a bell tower, and a tall chimney.

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Public School

Date: 1925 

Description: A one-story wood frame school with a lightning rod or flagpole on the bell tower. A hand water pump is near the front entrance, and a tire swing is wrapped...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Zion's Church.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of an arch at Camp McCoy with ramps on either side and a road passing through it. Parked cars and barracks are on the far side of t...

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High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Cashton High School with bell tower. A woman looks out the window above the entrance, and a group of children and teenagers pose along...

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Creamery

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of a creamery. The building features a gambrel roof and awning.

Postcard

Masonic Temple

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Masonic temple.

Date: 1931 

Description: A tree near the city hall. The church, with a bell tower, is nearby in the background.

Date: 1965-05-31 

Description: A row of sculptured horses and a cow's head at the Creative Display Company, currently known as the FAST Corporation.

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Water Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Water Street. The buildings on the left side of the street have their awnings down, and the buildings on the right, which is in shade, have them...

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Street Scene

Date: 1922 

Description: View down an unpaved road towards a central business district.

Date: 1925 

Description: View down a commercial street, primarily documenting W.J. Pollard's garage.

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Justinger Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across unpaved street of a storefront.

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