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Date: 1939-06 

Description: Bridge on the Manitowoc River raised to allow the Pere Marquette car ferry through. River dredging equipment can be seen in the foreground.

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Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc County Courthouse featuring a glass dome.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Group of men on a life saving crew launching a row boat into Lake Michigan. A long pier with a lighthouse at the end bisects the image.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Schooner coming into Manitowoc harbor.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: This map is a cadastral map and shows block and lot numbers and dimensions, additions, streets, railroad, and Kiel Municipal Cemetery. The bottom right mar...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Exterior view of construction on the building. There are gentleman standing on the iron framework of the dome. The dome originally was encased in glass, an...

Date: 1937 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Deegan Old Premium Pale Beer, made by Bleser Brewing Co." In the center of the label...

Drawing

Lutheran Church

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of the first Norwegian Church built in Gjerpen, organized October 4, 1850. Gjerpen was one of the earliest Norwegian settlements in Wisconsin

Photograph

Bake Oven

Date: 1925-08-24 

Description: An outdoor brick bake oven with utensils alongside. According to the photographer, these were "often used by the early taverns."

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view showing shipyards, rivers and roads.

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Description: A series of four portraits of the Salomon brothers. From left to right are Brigadeer General Charles E. Salomon, Governor Edward Salomon, Major General Fre...

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Description: Letterhead of the National Tinsel Manufacturing Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, with images of tinsel products, including a packaged tinsel garland; ribbo...

Date: 1925-07-08 

Description: Elevated view of the ship the Charles C. West splashing into the Manitowoc River with a large crowd gathered to watch.

Photograph

Lumber Mill

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Description: Cutover land near a lumber mill. Logs and boards are stacked near the building in the background.

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Construction crew raising a brick building. The structure is entirely surrounded by scaffolding. A large stone piece is being hoisted into place while a wo...

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".

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Photograph

Kilns

Date: 1968 

Description: A row of lime kilns.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Exterior view from street of Rand & Roemer Hardware Co. and Henry Hinrich's Drug Store. Also visible are Rand & Roemer Ship Chandlery (nautical supply), Ra...

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