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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1897 before

Description: Lumbertown Street (Now Highway 47). There are horse-drawn carts and a car. Sailors burned down Lumbertown in 1897. It was later built up as a resort town....

Photograph

Car on Dirt Road

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Description: Near Lake Minocqua. View of rear of car driving on narrow dirt road lined with trees along lake which is on the right. A barn and silo are on the shoreline...

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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.

Photograph

O'Konski and Obey

Date: 1974-08-10 

Description: Wisconsin congressmen David Obey (left) and former congressman Alvin O'Konsi breaking ground for a United States Forest Services genetics lab. After the ce...

Date: 1933 

Description: Large group portrait, including six cooks, of people of the 643rd Company, C.C.C. at Camp Virgin Lake.

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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...

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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...

Date: 1911 

Description: Interior view of a butcher shop, with a male butcher sharpening a knife behind a counter lined with cuts of meat, sausages and a scale. Behind the counter...

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: 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...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A boy parades past the Oneida County courthouse with a sign that reads, "Others Quickly Followed."

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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...

Date: 1939 

Description: A group of fourteen kindergarten students posed in their classroom, standing and sitting with their arms above their heads. Behind them is a window with a...

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...

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Description: Group portrait of three young campers standing and holding the reins of three horses. Original caption notes: "Riding is one of the most popular sports. En...

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