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The Russell Block

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Russell Block, 1606-1608 Tower Avenue. The 1899 City Directory makes the first mention of New York Furriers, Simmons and Malik, proprietors. New York F...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: This 1914 map of Douglas County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, roads, railroads, Indian trails, schoo...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: This map of Duluth and Superior shows street car routes, railroads, ferries, some points of interest, and light houses. The bottom left of the map reads: "...

Date: 1937 

Description: Exterior view of the U.S. Courthouse and U.S. Post Office.

Date: 1891 

Description: This map shows railroads, electric street railways, block numbers, docks, roads, parks, light houses, selected buildings, and sites for manufacturers. The...



Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A windmill built as a co-operative enterprise by area Finnish settlers about 1910 and now preserved as a tourist attraction. The windmill is located about...

Date: 1922 

Description: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey soil map of Wisconsin supplemented by promotional materials about the County's prospects, schools and agric...

Date: 1856-01 

Description: This map shows lots, lots appropriated for churches and schools, streets, parks, court house, and land to be appropriated for railroad depots. An inset map...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Davidson Feed Mill

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the Davidson Feed Mill near the Amnicon River.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of group gathered and posed on a new street. Behind the group is a large pile of lumber, wooden sidewalks, and what appear to be newly-constr...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A man sits in an International model "G" truck that has wood furniture and crates filling the bed. The building behind has signs advertising for a laundry...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: "Mexican Room" at the Bellwood. The room has many chairs, tables and lamps, and a brick fireplace is on the left. Three plants in a holder stand in front o...


Description: Postcard view of Hotel Tarmo, a boarding house.


Pattison State Park

Date: 1936-01-31 

Description: View across snow towards concession building with an automobile parked in front near the porch. There is a Hamm's Beer sign hanging off the roof. Annotatio...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Douglas County Historical Society Museum, formerly the A.A. Roth Memorial.


Description: Exterior view of the St. Joseph Orphanage with lion statues at the entrance.


Brule River Park

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Brule River in northern Wisconsin, flowing between a road and landscaped stone wall under a bridge and pedestrian walkway.

Date: 1947-08 

Description: Exterior view of the Tyomies Publishing Company building. The 6th Street Cafe is visible next door.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A one-story building is situated amongst young evergreens and surrounded by stone walls containing river raceways for spawning fish. A group of people are...

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