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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Consolidated Paper

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Description: Smoke billowing from smokestacks at the Consolidated Paper plant. The river appears to be partially frozen, and snow is on the ground. Piles of logs, on th...

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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.

Date: 1905 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:  date unknown

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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Memorial Chapel

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Memorial Chapel at Lawrence College.

Date: 1953 

Description: Winter scene with a farmer driving a team of horses pulling a large wooden sled on a snow-covered road. Standing to his side, from left to right, is Marge...

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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.

Postcard

Lawrence College

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three views of the campus at Lawrence College. Images include a campus view of several buildings, the Russell Sage Dormitory, and another campus view showi...

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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: View across railroad tracks of billowing smokestacks at the Thilmany Paper Company plant. Stacks of logs are piled next to railroad tracks and cars.

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Memorial Chapel

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Front view of Memorial Chapel at Lawrence College.

Date: 1961-09-16 ca.

Description: An interior view of an abandoned Chicago and North Western Railroad roundhouse.

Date: 1873 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, state and county lands, churches, schools, cemeteries, roads, and railroads. There is an ins...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Ormsby Hall at Lawrence University.

Date: 1930 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: 1945 

Description: Linen-type postcard depicting Outagamie County Court House. This view was issued by the Curt Teich company in 1945, the year in which Joseph R. McCarthy,...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Appleton Public Library and City Hall.

Date: 1900 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: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Fox River, bridge, and some industrial buildings.

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