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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Okauchee House

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Okauchee House main entrance detail. Printed on plaque: "880".

Photograph

Octagon House

Date: 1920 before

Description: A view of the Octagon House from the southwest.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Zion Episcopal Church.

Date: 1867 

Description: A summer resort, situated on the banks of Fowler and La Belle Lakes, in the village of Oconomowoc, thirty miles from Milwaukee on the St. Paul R.R. Men sta...

Date: 1963 

Description: A woman and three children watch from the sidewalk as a parade of circus wagons carried on the beds of International trucks proceeds down a commercial stre...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Interior door in Hawk's Tavern.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: First Norwegian church in Wisconsin.

Date: 1956 

Description: Interior perspective of the living room of the Robert W. Liske house designed and drawn by architect John Randal McDonald. The home was named "Sunny Crest"...

Photograph

Jeffry's Mill

Date: 1932-01-22 

Description: Two men fish from a diving platform while a third fishes from the shore at Jeffry's Mill. The tall, wood frame mill building is in the background, with an...

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Waukesha, county seat of Waukesha County.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Waukesha Public Library.

Date: 1990 

Description: Crew of the made-for-TV movie "Dillinger," which was shot on location at Old World Wisconsin. Here the crew has transformed the historic Seven Mile Inn fo...

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: The Summit Center Town Hall.

Date: 1924 

Description: View down railroad tracks towards the Eagle train depot. A number of pedestrians are around the depot. On the left near the road, two men stand in front of...

Date: 1942 

Description: Alfred Lunt watching as farm workers pitch grain into a thresher on the Ten Chimneys farm. Two men at the end of a chute collect the separated grain in sac...

Date: 2001-04-20 

Description: "Chris Schmidt, Milwaukee based photographer, is our guest when we visit the Schwabenhof Lounge & Hall at N56 W14750 Silver Spring Road, Menomonee Falls."

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: One of the buildings of the Cistercian Monastery.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Administrative building of the State Fish Hatchery.

Postcard

Bethesda Spring

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Bethesda Spring.

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