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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

City Water Co.

Date: 1930 

Description: Front view of pump room, side of part of Boiler Room.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: The fisheries in Marinette.

Postcard

Logging Scene

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Description: A colorized postcard scene depicting a river full of logs and a smokestack and factory in the distance.

Photograph

Mill dam

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Mill dam and sash factory.

Postcard

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...

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Description: Two men with cows in the barnyard of farm.

Photograph

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: Exterior view of the Wausaukee Public Library. Above the windows on the second floor is painted: "Free Library" in large letters. Two signs advertise: "Boo...

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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...

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.

Photograph

Sawmills

Date:  date unknown

Description: A composite image of three photographs of sawmills with decorative graphics. The mills are N. Ludington Co.'s Old White Mill (top), the H. Witbeck Co.'s Mi...

Photograph

View of Town

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An elevated view town.

Postcard

Post Office

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Exterior of Post Office.

Postcard

A Log Jam

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Description: A colorized postcard depicting a log jam scene with industrial buildings in the background.

Map or Atlas

Marinette Wisconsin

Date: 1912 

Description: Shows wards, sections, plat additions, selected buildings, churches, schools, and manufacturing companies. "We have revised this map from H. McCallum’s 189...

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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...

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Description: Interior view of the Stephenson Public Library. Cardboard backing reads: "Marinette - Lecture room - Stephenson Public Library." Reverse of cardboard backi...

Photograph

Peshtigo Fire Ruins

Date: 1871 

Description: Building destroyed in Peshtigo fire.

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