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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Syl and aunt Helen at Wild Rose cottage. Syl leans over the railing of the porch while Helen reclines in a hammock reading a book.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Cottage built by Marie Gatter beginning in the 1920s along the shore road in the park. It was razed in the winter of 1960-61. The chimney was originally pa...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A view of the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Moravian church.

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Europe Lake Cottage

Date: 1924 

Description: The Hotz family cottage, sited on a hill overlooking Europe Lake, features a large stone chimney, porch, and rustic lattice railing.

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Description: Letterhead of the Horn's Pier (Door County) office of Horn & Joseph, dealers in general merchandise, including "Wood, Bark, Ties, Telegraph Poles, Posts, &...

Date: 1899 

Description: A young Syl fishing with three other adults off a pier using cane poles.

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Europe Lake Cottage

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the log Hotz cottage on Europe Lake, seen in the background. The photographer climbed a tree to capture this view. A dirt road leads to th...

Date: 1911-05 

Description: Stone walls line a tilled field where workers carry shovels and bundles of small trees to plant an orchard.

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Europe Lake Cottage

Date: 1924 

Description: A stone lined driveway leads to the Hotz family cottage on Europe Lake.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A rear view of the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse at Peninsula State Park.

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Door County

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fish Creek from the east. The photographer's first Fish Creek cottage, with a standing seam metal roof, is in the foreground; in the yard...

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: View of the Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse with a group of boaters in the foreground.

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Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Ferdinand Hotz poses in Bavarian dress, holding a carved walking stick, on the porch of his cottage on Europe Lake. He wears a felt hat with braid and a la...

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Truck on the Ice

Date: 1925 

Description: Two men stand in the open back of a pickup truck. The truck, equipped with chains on the rear tires, has driven down a wooden ramp onto the ice. There is...

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Flood at Fish Creek

Date: 1922-04 

Description: The photographer's wife Clothilde leans on a railing, looking at water rushing through a stone culvert on Fish Creek. Their car is parked on the roadway. A...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dock with two steamboats and fishing implements in harbor.

Date: 1924 

Description: The boathouse at the Hotz cottage is reflected in the still waters of Europe Lake. A small boat is tied to a pine tree on the shore. There is a rustic rai...

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View of a Barn

Date: 1963 

Description: View of a barn with trees and rolling land in the background.

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