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Stone Barn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered at a well preserved large stone barn with a cupola. Two men with cameras watch the scene from a hatch in the roof; there is a van wit...

Photograph

Machine Shop

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A group of eight men pose in the back of a room against a row of windows in a machine shop. There are overhead belts that power a row of grind stones; meta...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A window display at the Wisconsin Power and Light Company office, 116 Fourth Avenue, features a General Electric refrigerator as "The Gateway to Health" un...

Postcard

Hotel Warren

Date: 1907 

Description: Photographic postcard of exterior view from street of the stone hotel on a corner. Large awnings are over the first floor windows. Decorative ironwork is o...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View across road of a two-story home located on a corner lot at 330 5th Avenue. There are signs on the lawn advertising rooms for tourists. A man is standi...

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Warren House Hotel

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Cars are parked along the side of the Warren Hotel, 102 Fourth Avenue at the corner of Oak Street. The hotel is a large two and one half-story stone struct...

Postcard

County Jail

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the County Jail surrounded by a lawn. A sidewalk leads to wide stone steps that rise up to an arched entrance. The...

Photograph

Race Car

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A man in racing attire and goggles sits behind the wheel of a race car. There is a cement block building behind him with an open garage door.

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Ice Storm

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Winter scenes of the Sauk County Courthouse, Baraboo, Wisconsin, with broken tree limbs littering the lawn; trees bow under the weight of ice. Commercial b...

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Description: Interior view of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library. There is a fireplace, bookshelves, display shelves, and reading tables with bentwood chairs. There are...

Date: 1927 

Description: Exterior view of a two-story house with a front porch and an enclosed porch on the side. In the background is a barn or outbuilding.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Barn used by the Ringling Brothers to store circus equipment during the winter.

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Oil Lamp

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: An old oil lamp with a cut cased glass font and a cast metal base in the form of a cavalier.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Two men and a woman pose in front of the L.C. Welch Plumbing and Heating store, 137 Third Avenue. There are signs advertising Maytag and Shellane, "compres...

Photograph

Zona Gale

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three-quarter length portrait of Zona Gale (Mrs. William Breese) standing near a window and holding a rose in her left hand.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Hawkins Service Station, located at 309 Seventh Avenue. The station has a pagoda style roof typical of stations designed between 1917 and 1930 by Alexande...

Postcard

Catholic Church

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of an elevated view across street of the front of the Catholic Church, which is a large, stone building. There is a belfry on the lef...

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Theater Interior

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Al. Ringling Theatre highlighting the elaborate woodwork, central chandelier, and stage curtain, which features the painting "Serenade...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

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Description: Interior view of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library Delivery Room. At lower is written: "Baraboo Library, Delivery Room, Claude & Starck Archts." There is a...

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