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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of buildings along Main Street. A tavern sits next to a general store with a gas pump on the corner. Two automobiles are parked outsi...

Date: 1886 after

Description: A view of the First Christian Science Church entrance and side. Vertical siding covers the structure and latticework and chevron stripes decorate the buil...

Book or Pamphlet

Building on Superior Street

Date: 1969 before

Description: Building on the west side of Superior Street where Joseph Ruelle was shot.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of adults posing in front of a brick house. The house has a patterned design on the exterior. Below the peak of the roof,...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Christian Scientist, built in 1886, the first Christian Science church outside of Boston and the first in America built for this purpose.

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Public Library

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Farnsworth Public Library exterior. The building is constructed of stone and brick; columns and a pediment frame the main entrance. A girl w...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Post Office and Oconto National Bank.

Photograph

High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a high school facade with a group of three men standing outside to the right. The school features a dome, arched doorways and windows, and decor...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of group of people posing in front of a two-story wooden home with a large porch on which American Flags are displayed. A windmill st...

Date: 1974 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Scientist, viewed from east-southeast.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Tip Top Dance Pavillion on Anderson Lake. The view from the lake shows several automobiles parked outside the pavillion. The s...

Photograph

Evening Grosbeaks

Date: 1970-02-13 

Description: Evening grosbeaks at a feeder seen through a window.

Date: 1964-10 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Scientist, crowd of people (children) walking into church.

Photograph

Holt's Mill

Date: 1856 after

Description: A view of the sawmill and various outbuildings located on the Oconto River. Steam is emitted from a large pipe over over the main building and from two sm...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of Church of Christ, Christian Scientist church, built in 1886, the first Christian Scientist church outside of Boston and the first in America bu...

Photograph

Court House

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the court house facade featuring a domed clock tower. The structure is made of stone and has rounded windows, steeply-pitched dormers, and an a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Farnsworth Public Library. Four people standing on front stairs (woman and girls).

Postcard

Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of view from road of a building. Signs indicate that the Post Office and Fire Marshall can be found within. Two automobiles are parke...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1886, the first Christian Science church outside of Boston and the first in America built for this purpose.

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