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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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: 1933 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Kingsbury Pale Beer, Finest Quality, Brewery, Aged, Bottling, Kingsbury Breweries Co...

Date: 1891 

Description: Exterior view of Schuette Brothers Store on S. Eighth Street. There are two horse-drawn vehicles in front of the store. There is a small mannequin in the s...

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...

Date: 1924 

Description: View down unpaved street of a large store on the left with three cars parked in front, near an ice cream signboard. There is a house with a balcony in the...

Date: 1925 

Description: Elevated view of Manitowoc, dominated by the Manitowoc County Court House.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: St. James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc.

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

Date: 1939 

Description: Interior view of the Schwartz house.

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Description: Letterhead of the Wisconsin Pea Canners Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, packers of Lakeside and Eureka brands of peas, beans, sauerkraut, pumpkin, and hom...

Date: 1964-08 

Description: This map shows the city limits, Lake Michigan, the Manitowoc River, Silver Creek, designated sample sites with manuscript annotations, central business dis...

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Manitowoc Tanneries

Date: 1891 ca.

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

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Highway Detour Sign

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Detour sign posted by the Wisconsin Highway Commission, the predecessor of the Department of Transportation, in Manitowoc showing a confusing detour route...

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Rahr Civic Center

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Rahr Civic Center, formally the Vilas-Rahr house.

Book or Pamphlet

Malt Kiln Fire Boxes

Date: 1934 

Description: Malt kiln fire boxes, Rahr Malting Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1934. These fireboxes heated Rahr's double-decked malt kiln, in which the hot exhaust air...

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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: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Free Public Library with a woman, some children, and a dog on its front lawn.

Date: 1810 before

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, and the public square. The bottom right margin reads: "Robert M. Eberts, Henry S. Baird, A.G. Ellis, R.S. S...

Date: 1939 

Description: Schwartz exterior house with pickup truck in the driveway.

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