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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Methodist Church

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Methodist Church.

Date: 1952-08-13 

Description: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy being interviewed by a newsreel crew after his victory in the 1952 Republican primary election. McCarthy was celebrating at the...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Visitors to the historic Charles A. Grignon House (built 1837-1839), probably during the 1940s. The visitors are seated on a corner of the front porch unde...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of the Kimberly Pulp and Paper Mill.

Date: 1893 

Description: Award certificate presented to the Appleton Woolen Mills at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The company won a bronze medal at the Fair for its paper makers...

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Grignon Bedroom

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a bedroom in the restored Charles A. Grignon House in Kaukauna. The bed has a tall Victorian headboard and is covered with a quilt. A toddler is po...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Kimberly-Clark plant on the Fox River.

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Fox River Canal

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the side of a barge owned by the Pluswood company on the Fox River Canal. The boat is seen through the trees on the lawn of the Charles A. Grignon...

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Methodist Church

Date: 1903 

Description: Methodist church in Kaukauna.

Date: 1957-05-07 

Description: Procession of Catholic clergy at the funeral of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. In Wisconsin, and elsewhere in the nation, the Catholic Church was among McCart...

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Paper Mill

Date: 1960 

Description: Paper mill.

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John Street Bridge

Date: 1960 

Description: John Street Bridge during the razing.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: St. John's Church and school.

Postcard

Fox River View

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Fox river. Front of card reads "Fox River Water Power, Appleton, Wis."

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Farmers delivering their milk in wagons to a dairy plant on Black Creek Road near Appleton. The advent of automobiles would vastly improve farmers ability...

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Dredge Winneconne

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across water of the dredge "Winneconne" on the Fox River canal. Although undated the photograph was probably taken during the 1940s. The "Winneconne"...

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Alexander Gymnasium at Lawrence College.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Methodist Church next door to Epworth home in Kaukauna.

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McCarthy Wins

Date: 1946-11-05 

Description: Joseph R. McCarthy receiving the congratulations of supporters after his victory over Democrat Howard J. McMurray in the 1946 U.S. Senate election. The vi...

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