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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Letterhead of the William Rahr Sons' Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, "Maltsters and Roasters", with an elevated view of the company building on one side o...

Date: 1899-01 

Description: Shows lot and block numbers, railroads, ward boundaries, and some landownership. Includes public building index.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: The storefront of Nicholas Kettenhoffen's "Graves Stones & Markers." Three men stand in front of the store with three large grave markers.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Engraved bird's-eye view of the wood shop, warehouse, machine shop, dry kilns, and foundry of the Manitowoc Seating Company. Several people pass in front o...

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Kiel Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The Kiel Hotel.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc Public Library.

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Rahr Civic Center

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Rahr Civic Center where the museum of the Manitowoc Historical Society is housed.

Date: 1888-04-20 

Description: The launching of the screw passenger and freight vessel, "Petoskey," on April 20, 1888 at Burger and Burger Builders, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Two Rivers.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A view of St. Nazianz.

Date: 1872 

Description: Shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, churches, schools, and cemeteries. Includes business directories of Manitowoc...

Date: 1945 

Description: Map features a legend with symbols of points of interest. The symbols are in red. The back of the map has text on "Points of Interest and Information".

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Manitowoc Tanneries

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Composite photograph showing the tanneries of L.M. Sherman and Henry Vits.

Date: 1897-05-05 

Description: Elevated view of Wisconsin Central freight cars in a rural storage yard near Manitowoc.

Date: 1929 

Description: An advertising brochure for the Invincible Cabin Monoplane, an airplane briefly manufactured by the Invincible Metal Furniture Company of Manitowoc. Text o...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc Public Library.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: An aerial view of numerous Manitowoc factories/industries.

Date: 1895-12-23 

Description: Horse-drawn implement makes a cut at a crossing where the tunnel will be made for the Wisconsin Central Railway.

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