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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Letterhead of the William Rahr Sons' Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, "Maltsters and Roasters", with an elevated view of the company building on one side o...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Engraved bird's-eye view of the wood shop, warehouse, machine shop, dry kilns, and foundry of the Manitowoc Seating Company. Several people pass in front o...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc Public Library.

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Rahr Civic Center

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Rahr Civic Center where the museum of the Manitowoc Historical Society is housed.

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Two Rivers.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A view of St. Nazianz.

Date: 1872 

Description: Shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, churches, schools, and cemeteries. Includes business directories of Manitowoc...

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Manitowoc Tanneries

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Composite photograph showing the tanneries of L.M. Sherman and Henry Vits.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc Public Library.

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Description: Exterior view of two buildings which comprise Holy Family Hospital.

Date: 1888 

Description: Elevated view of a large group of people skating on the frozen Manitowoc River between the 8th and 10th Street bridges. A dog trots across the ice near the...

Date: 1911 

Description: Shows routes, post offices, schools, churches, houses, roads, and collection boxes of the rural delivery service of Manitowoc County. Bottom margins read:...

Date: 1954 

Description: View from across street of church entrance along road.

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Description: Interior view of the Joseph Mann Public Library, showing the south half of the reading room. The building opened in 189?. Land was funded by a $1000 donati...

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Description: Panoramic view of downtown at the intersection of 8th and Washington Streets. The Manitowoc County Courthouse is at the right. Residences and churches can...

Date: 1939 

Description: Schwartz house exterior with a car parked under the carport.

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: View across road towards loading dock of the Kingsbury Brewing Company. Printed on the side of the building are two advertisements for Kingsbury Beer.

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Atlantic Saloon

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Two older men and one younger man standing on a boardwalk in front of the Atlantic Saloon owned by C.J. Vogel. A hanging sign to the right advertises for S...

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