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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: Napkin from Brewmaster's Pub in Kenosha advertising itself as the Midwest's first brew pub. The graphic on the napkin includes a beer stein and a stalk of...

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Leet Home

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Leet house, site of the first town meeting of the Township of Somers.

Date: 1925 

Description: The third of Kenosha County courthouses, located on the corner of Sheridan and 56th Street. The courthouse cost $1,000,000 to construct.

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Description: Exterior view of park in front of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library, with the Soldiers and Sailors monument. The library opened in 1900 and was funded...

Date: 1921 

Description: Truck with attached crane manufactured by the Winther Motors Inc., factory.

Date: 1921 

Description: Interior of the Winther Motor and Truck Company factory showing finished truck frames.

Date: 1921 

Description: A truck with an attached crane manufactured by the Winther Motor and Truck Company.

Date: 1918-03-09 

Description: Advertisement for a truck made by the Winther Motor Truck Company. Headline says, "Built for the Service - Trucks Now Must Yield".

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Columbus School

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Columbus School in Kenosha.

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Library Park

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Description: Library Park in Kenosha.

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Kenosha in Winter

Date: 1934 

Description: An aerial view of Kenosha in the winter.

Date: 1921 

Description: Side view of a posthole digger manufactured by the Winther Motors Inc., factory mounted on a Caterpillar tractor.

Date: 1921 

Description: Men working on a tire press in the Winther Motor Company factory.

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Hotel Dayton

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Hotel Dayton in Kenosha.

Date: 1924-11-01 

Description: Prescription for alcohol to treat bronchitis written by a Kenosha doctor.

Date: 1921 

Description: A man uses a post hole digger manufactured by the Winther Motors Inc., factory.

Date: 1921 

Description: Men working in the Spring Department at Winther Motor and Truck Company.

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St. Matthews Church

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the exterior of St. Matthews Church.

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: Lithograph of Southport.

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