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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Young girl sitting in a rowboat on the water baiting a fishing hook. A metal can sits beside her on the seat. Original caption notes: "Perch, large and sma...

Map or Atlas

Oneida County

Date: 1969-01 

Description: A map of Oneida county, which includes a small drawing of a hodag.

Date: 1944 

Description: Pedestrians cross the street in the town central business district. Businesses include 3 drugstores, a hotel, and a clothing store.

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Description: Three young women standing on a dock. The woman on the right has a fishing pole raised above her head and is ready to cast. There is a raft floating out on...

Photograph

Exterior of Church

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Church built by early settlers in the village of New Upsala, the first Swedish settlement in Wisconsin.

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Description: A Chippewa mother with two children at Minocqua, Wisconsin. This image is part of an exhibit about Native Americans prepared by Paul Vanderbilt, the first...

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Description: Four campers are sitting at a wooden picnic table alongside a building. They are all working on camp arts and crafts projects. Another camper is standing a...

Historical Object

Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two group portraits. Includes a group portrait of the campers in Sue Ann Hackett's cabin in the summer of 19...

Date: 1941 

Description: Scene from pageant, with many campers in costume acting out the story of Paul Bunyan. The group is posed sitting and standing outdoors in a sunny, grassy a...

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Description: Exterior view of the Whippoorwill cottage at Styza's Birchwood Lodge on Garth Lake. A black automobile is parked in front of the building and trees surroun...

Photograph

Lake Tomahawk

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: The shore of Lake Tomahawk

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Description: Three campers relax outdoors on the front steps of a cabin. Two of the campers, one holding a stuffed animal, are sharing a book. The third camper, seated...

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Description: Profile view of a camper posing outdoors with a camera, which she is holding up, ready to take a picture. She has a bow in her hair and is wearing the camp...

Photograph

Vocational Class

Date: 1978 

Description: Vocational students at James Williams Junior High School work on a silkscreen project. The screens are laying on the work bench. More students, tables and...

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Description: Rhinelander paper mill. The holding pond for the paper mill is in the foreground.

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Description: Young woman in birch bark canoe on a lake close to the shoreline. She is holding a paddle. For a complete description of the Joy Camps fleet of boats, see...

Historical Object

133 - Joy Camps Barbecue

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. Two of the photographs show a large pig carcass on a spit over a grilling area. Another photo...

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Description: Interior view of campers and counselors eating on Dining Porch. Original caption notes: "Our dining Porch runs the whole length of the Main Lodge, and enjo...

Date: 1907 before

Description: View from water of the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad bridge. Probably over a stretch of Kawaguasaga Lake. There is a stairway leading to the wate...

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