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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Lauerman's Store

Date: 1914 before

Description: Exterior view of Lauerman's Store with pennant strings hanging on the building and a U.S. flag flying on the roof. A large group of people congregate in th...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The Marinette County Court House.

Date:  

Description: Exterior view from road of the Stephenson Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Stephenson Public Library." The library is a cut stone buildin...

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Peshtigo Fire Ruins

Date: 1871 

Description: Building destroyed in Peshtigo fire.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The Marinettte County Court House.

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City Water Company

Date: 1930 

Description: West side of filter building. Pipes are stacked on the right side of the building, and part of a storage tank can be seen on the left.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two young men in a cynical pose, leaning against a siding wall, with a mock grave (headboard, hat and coat) in the foreground.

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Description: Interior view of the Stephenson Public Library. The library opened in 1903 funded with a gift from Isaac Stephenson of $30,000. The reading tables have lar...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: The fisheries in Marinette.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the Peshtigo Company sawmill including the old wooden dam in the foreground. There are logs in the water on the left.

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Mill Site

Date: 1908-08-01 

Description: Site in a forest of a mill, a log pond, and a dam. The location of the mill, pond and dam are sketched on the photograph.

Postcard

Post Office

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Exterior of Post Office.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: The Stephenson Public Library in Marinette.

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Description: Colorized postcard depicting an elevated view looking north down Main Street. There is a streetcar and two horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground.

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Marinette Harbor

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of harbor. In the foreground is a lighthouse and breakwaters. Bridges cross the harbor, and there are factory and industrial buildings near the...

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Beer Drinkers

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of men near the Koss railroad depot, the majority of whom are seated on the ground. One of the men is sitting on a piano stool. To the right of the...

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View of Town

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An elevated view town.

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Description: Interior view of the Stephenson Public Library. Reverse on the cardboard backing reads: "Built 1903, cost $30,000, Patton, Miller, Chicago, arch." In the f...

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Three Sawmills

Date:  date unknown

Description: A composite image of three photographs of sawmills and a saw graphic. The sawmills pictured are R.W. Merryman and Co.'s Mill (top), Sawyer & Goodman Co.'s...

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