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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Concrete Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a concrete bridge near boathouses, taken from the bank across the river.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man rides a bicycle and vehicles are parked along Huron Street. On the left, Hotel Whiting, built in 1868, stands adorned with flags. A building with a...

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Darcy Gay Davies

Date: 1954-07-29 

Description: Darcy Gay Davies, baby of Don Davies, a staff writer for Wisconsin State Journal, and his wife, Bonnie. Davies was born on October 21, 1953 in Berlin, Wisc...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Thrasher Opera House vestibule and ticket office.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of Thrasher Opera House floor showing repair of holes made for sewing machine conduits.

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Description: Letterhead of J.A. Walker, manufacturer of Havana cigars in Markesan, Wisconsin, with a lighted cigar trailing a wisp of smoke over a stippled rectangle an...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stairs lead from the sidewalk to a columned porch at Yates Memorial Hospital. Three girls play with a wagon on the sidewalk near the entrance.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Front entrance of the Roger Williams Inn, American Baptist Assembly grounds.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of recreated stencil work on auditorium walls of Thrasher Opera House, featuring bows and flowers.

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Mitchell's Glen

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Mitchell's Glen, formerly owned by S.D. Mitchell. A rock structure accompanied by a sign reading, "Hands Off," is in front of a cabin.

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Rock Crusher

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man stands outside the rock crusher at the Wisconsin Granite Company quarry. To the right, railroad tracks span the side of the building.

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Residential Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Trees and homes along E. Park St. looking south from Oak St.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Exterior of the courthouse.

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Plat Map of Marquette

Date: 1958-06-28 

Description: Official plat map of Marquette drawn in ink and watercolor.

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Residential Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down E. Park Ave. looking east from State St. A row of houses stands to the left.

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Capron Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Capron Street, a dirt road in a residential area. On the left, stairs lead to the porches of houses and a clock tower stands in the distance.

Date: 2004-08-04 

Description: Winifred Bundy, secretary of the School of Music at UW-Madison, and her uncle, Bill Morgan. Both recorded for song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men stand near a geological formation in Mitchell's Glen, formerly owned by S. D. Mitchell.

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Spreading Lime

Date:  

Description: In a cloud of dust, two farmers spread lime on the field of C. Morris, Green Lake, with an endgate spreader drawn by a team of horses.

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