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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Five foundry workers at Fairbanks, Morse & Company, taking a break just outside the door of the building. Workers names: Solomon Deberry, Curtis Barber, tw...

Date: 1958-10-31 

Description: Portrait of Clemens Rath, head of Rath Church Decorating Service, 3331 University Avenue, standing beside a glass mosaic window made by the firm for St. Pa...

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: Destroyed farm building next to a standing barn. Agricultural equipment is in the foreground.

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Beloit Hospital

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Beloit Hospital from an intersection. There are people sitting on a second floor balcony in a building on the corner. A person is riding a bicy...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Music recital room at the State School for the Blind with seven rows of seating, a piano and cello. Adorning the front wall is the Latin phrase "Lux Oritur...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The home of S.C. Chambers.

Date: 1881 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Milton Junction.

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Tallman House

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: View of the second parlor in the Tallman House.

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Tallman House

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Interior view of a corner of the parlor and the doorway to the conservatory.

Postcard

Grand Hotel

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Grand Hotel.

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Steel Shredder

Date: 1930 

Description: Men use a Farmall tractor and a steel husker-shredder(?) on the farm of Robert Rawley.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of the Municipal hospital. Flowers and trees are on the lawn.

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: View across felled trees towards two women standing near the porch of a damaged brick house.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the iron works and river. There is another factory on the opposite side of the river behind the trees on the right.

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Emmerson Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of Emmerson Hall on the Beloit College Campus.

Date: 1910 after

Description: The Beloit Public Library. There is a handwritten note: This is just a few steps from the C & N.W. depot." L.E.K.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Janesville Public Library. The library opened in 1903 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie at $30,000 and Eldred at $10,000. The reverse...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Hotel Myers, in downtown Janesville. Richard Lloyd Jones was born in Janesville in 1873 and lived there until his father, Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones moved th...

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City Hospital

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: View across street of City Hospital.

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