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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...

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Observation Tower

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across road of an observation tower overlooking extensive apple orchards, a tourist attraction in season. Many people are standing below the tower whe...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Four men are building the wall at Signal Point Lookout in Wyalusing State Park. They are part of Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project #8656-8.

Date: 1972-12-22 

Description: Senator William Proxmire walked thousands of miles in Wisconsin to meet constituents. Here he is, in a snowmobile suit, shaking hands with a woman outside...

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Halfway House

Date: 1924 

Description: A copy of an old photograph of the W. McAuley Halfway House, an inn between Prairie du Chien and Viroqua. Mr. McAuley sits on a chair while a granddaughter...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man and his two dogs pose on the snowy lawn outside his house. There are two trees in the front yard. One tree has a swing hanging from it.

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Section of New Prairie du Chien Marquette $1,000,000 Suspension Bridge. Total length 3729 feet. Only suspension bridge on the Mississippi River. Open for...

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...

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Villa Louis

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Villa Louis, built by H. Louis Dousman in 1870.

Date: 1909 

Description: The exterior of the post office and hotel. A group of boys and men pose at the front of the post office. Another man leans on the side of a wagon. A young...

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St. Phillips Church

Date: 1912 

Description: View from hill of the left side of St. Phillips Church, a large brick building with twelve arched stained glass windows, as well as twelve windows along th...

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Abandoned Farm

Date: 1964-09-07 ca.

Description: View from slope of an abandoned farm with empty farmhouse and barn in a open area surround by trees and hills.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the interior of St. Gabriel's Church.

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...

Date: 1950-05-26 ca.

Description: Apple orchard in blossom on the side of a road. There are a number of cut stumps in the foreground. A house is visible in the background, as well as a watc...

Date: 1922 

Description: View across yard of the public school, a one-story wood frame L-shaped building on a hill. There are groups of students standing on the stairs at the entra...

Date: 1913 after

Description: Exterior of the Evangelical Lutheran Saint Johannis Kirche. The church features stone walls, arched windows and doors, stained glass and a steeple.

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Mill and Windmill

Date: 1911 

Description: Exterior view of a non-specified mill.

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Villa Louis

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Interior view of the front hallway of Villa Louis.

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