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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Wade House

Date: 1858 

Description: Ambrotype of the Wade House, a carriage inn located in Greenbush, also showing a section of the original plank road in the foreground.

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Wade House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from road of the exterior of Wade House. Children and adults are posed seated and standing on the porch and balcony.

Date: 1968-04-03 

Description: Wesley W. Jung at the Jung Carriage Museum. Mr. Jung is standing with one hand on a sleigh. On the side of the box the lettering, "J. & W. Jung Co." appear...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An interior view of the shelter house in Terry Andrae Park, including a stone fireplace. Terry Andrae is one part of the Kohler-Andrae Park system.

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Sheridan Park

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Sheridan Park in Sheboygan.

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Description: Two people are using a winch and pulley system to move hay into the hay loft. The woman is wearing a long dress and a ruffled hat. The man is wearing overa...

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Waelderhaus

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: The Waelderhaus, a memorial planned for John Michael Kohler. Waelderhaus is a replica of his family's home in Austria. An Austrian architect was brought ov...

Date: 1968-04-03 

Description: Wesley W. Jung at the Jung Carriage Museum. Mr. Jung is standing on the right in front of a circus wagon. Painted inside of an oval on the side is a circus...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: View of the First Methodist Church and the corner of the Service Building. The church was built in 1854 by Charles Robinson, the builder of Butternut House...

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Wade House Inn

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Front view of the Wade House. The Wade House, one of the earliest stagecoach inns in Wisconsin, was built between 1847 and 1851 by Sylvanus Wade. It became...

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Waelderhaus

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: The Waelderhaus a memorial planned for John Michael Kohler the founder of the Kohler Company, by his daughter, Marie Christine Kohler. Waelderhaus is a rep...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View down road and sidewalk towards a Baptist church.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Lena and Alma Herling at their farm with a horse and a wheelbarrel. In the far background are farm buildings and what appears to be a church.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The storefront of the William Schlicht Wholesale Liquor Dealer. The building also was a saloon and features shuttered windows, advertising posters in the l...

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Hole for Silo

Date:  date unknown

Description: The hole for the new silo on the William Fiebelkorn farm. A pole marks the center. There is a barn on the left with a stone foundation. In the background a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three men pose standing on ice around North Pier lighthouse. In the background is the town along the shoreline.

Date: 1898 

Description: View of a horse-drawn float decorated with banners and flags and rows of pharmaceuticals on shelves. Two costumed children are posing in the back. A large...

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Description: Four men pause in their work of building a new, large barn. They are all wearing hats for protection from the sun.

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Description: Exterior view of the Sheboygan Public Library in winter. The library opened in 1903. Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: "est 1897, Carnegie bldg, 1903...

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