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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Bridge, a stone structure with four arches and a railing.

Date: 1900-04-29 

Description: View of the Globe Milling Company, built in 1848, and the Lewis Factory on the Rock River. In the distance is a dam, bridge, and barbershop.

Date: 1935-06-09 

Description: Elna and little Shirley Krueger with milk cans on the Krueger farm.

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Public School No. 4

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Public School No. 4, built in 1883. The brick building carries the label, "High School," and features Gothic arches, long, rectangular windows...

Date: 1899 

Description: Mary Krueger, seated in a rocking chair, holds twins Jennie and Edgar Krueger on her lap. There is a fur rug on the floor.

Date: 1900-12-26 

Description: Jennie, in rocking chair, and Edgar Krueger, on a rocking horse, with small Christmas tree and toys, including wagon, blocks, and doll, displayed outside o...

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Riverview Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Riverview Park. The view features a shelter, benches, and a swing set among trees. Published by Bittner & Tetzlaff.

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Description: Group of three men in comical poses sitting with four women on a bench in wooded area with a lake behind them.

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Lewis Monument

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the Lewis Monument.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the clock and belfry at a German Catholic church. A small structure is attached to the back of the church.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view looking north on Church Street. The steeple partially hidden by the trees is St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Date: 1900-03-18 

Description: Portrait of Jennie and Edgar Krueger at 11 months, 17 days. Edgar, wearing his father's baby clothes, wears the same waist his father wore when he was two...

Date: 1900-02-13 

Description: Portrait of twins Jennie and Edgar Krueger at the age of 10 months, 12 days.

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Description: Five adults and one child pose outside in what appears to be a park, with two tents in the background.

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Post Office

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of a post office on the corner of 2nd and Madison.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the United States Post Office. A woman exits the main doors of the stone building. Stairs lead from a columned facade to the sidewalk past la...

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Mrs. Alex Krueger

Date: 1900-12 

Description: Portrait of Florentina Krueger, seated and wearing a feathered hat.

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Cady Street

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Description: Cady street in Watertown, Wisconsin.

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Octagon House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View of the spiral staircase inside the Octagon House.

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