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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Interior view of the Appleton Free Public Library. There are reading tables, a librarian's desk, bookshelves, and a wicker chair. Two large light fixtures...

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Description: Aerial view of College Avenue looking west. Several campus buildings at Lawrence College are visible in the foreground.

Date: 1955-05-31 

Description: Veterans of World War I were among the participants in the Memorial Day parade. From left to are Frank Austin, Frank Hermen and Peter C. Vanden Huevel.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: The house built by Charles A. Grignon between 1837 and 1839 for Mary Meade, his Pennsylvania bride. Mrs. Grignon and her family are standing in front of th...

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Description: Interior view of the Appleton Free Public Library. In the large room are reading tables, fireplace, radiators, carved wood railings, and wicker furniture....

Date: 1905-08-03 

Description: Photographic postcard of a scene of the Fox River near Lawrence University. The Main Building at Lawrence University can be seen in the background on the r...

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Grignon Warehouse

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view map of Appleton, Wisconsin. Map reads: "NOTE.-Since the above cut was engraved, the Fox River Pulp & Paper Co.'s Mammoth Mills have been er...

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Company "G" Armory

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Company "G" Armory featuring a turret on the left of a main arched entrance. Published by Fred W. Woelz & Bro.

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Mrs. Cadle

Date: 1889 

Description: Mrs. Cadle seated in a bedroom, looking out a window. On the table in front of her is a cup and saucer.

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Cranberry Cooking

Date: 1989-02 

Description: Outdoor gathering of men, women and children cooking cranberries in a large kettle, perhaps at a winter festival.

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Description: Letterhead of the Atlas Paper Company of Appleton, Wisconsin, a paper company established in 1878. On the left is a scroll embellished with a spray of flow...

Date: 1882 

Description: Building housing the very first central electric light station for distribution of incandescent lighting.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Underwood Observatory at Lawrence College.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: House built by Dominique Ducharme in 1791 and added on to by Augustin Grignon after 1813.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Congregational Church, also called the "old brown church", built in 1853 and burned in 1893. It was on the site of the present City Hall. The white house...

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Paper Mill

Date: 1962-08-05 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Riverside Paper Corporation mill. On the left is a road along a river, and on the right are railroad tracks along the mill. A sign in the...

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Grignon Detail

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Interior view of the front door of the Charles A. Grignon House before restoration. The house was built between 1837 and 1839 of materials brought by water...

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Description: View of the Inter Lake Pulp Mill. Smoke billows out of the mill's smokestack. A boat crosses the canal between two lakes.

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