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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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A Residence

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a three-story home surrounded by trees. The pillars of the two-story porch and the corners of the structure resemble Corinthian columns. A man...

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Description: A stone walkway leads to the entrance of the County Normal and Agricultural School. Ivy covers the exterior of the two-story colonial building and trees a...

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Description: A view of one side of the house, with the facade partially visible to the right. The house has clapboard siding, an asymmetrical roof line, and decorative...

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Gymnasium

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Gymnasium at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a brick building bordered by an intersection. Several men stand at the building's entrance.

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Menomonie Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: A river passes beneath a truss bridge. City buildings are visible on the opposite side of the structure.

Date: 1898 

Description: Farmers with their loads waiting to ship on train number 40 at Colfax, Wisconsin. "An everyday occurrence at 3:50 pm during September and October."

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Entrance vestibule of Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater.

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Round Barn

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: A round barn with large cupola stands on the Fred Stubb farm. The Stubb children attended the Peck School.

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Bertha Tainter Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of Bertha Tainter Hall, a building at the Stout Institute (now the University of Wisconsin-Stout), as seen from across a lawn. The Victorian...

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Fred Price

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Fred Price poses in a farmyard holding a grain cradle which was made by his father and had been in the family for 55 years. A small granary and another out...

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of the Agricultural Building as seen from the street. The brick building is covered in ivy and features arch windows, a covered entrance, walkw...

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Octagonal Structure

Date: 1897 

Description: One-story octagonal building with a chimney and windows in a rural area.

Date: 1918-11-11 

Description: Elevated view from building of informal Armistice Day street parade at an intersection of the downtown area. They are celebrating the conclusion of the fir...

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School Buildings

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of buildings on the Stout Institute campus (now the University of Wisconsin-Stout). The buildings include a clock tower and are located on a...

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Description: Messenger printing office on a street lined with elm trees.

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Home Makers Annex

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Home Makers Annex, a three-story house with an ivy covered porch, a lawn, and several trees in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Mabel Tainter Memorial, a Wisconsin State historic site built in 1889. The design was intended to reflect the Richardsonian Romanesque...

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Lynwood Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the brick facade and side of Lynwood Hall. The concrete pediment above the door indicates the building's name. On each side of the front walk is...

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