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Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Farnsworth Public Library.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Farnsworth Public Library. Four people standing on front stairs (woman and girls).

Date: 1974 ca.

Description: Church of Christ, Scientist, viewed from east-southeast.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Falls of the Oconto River with footbridge.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: First Presbyterian Church, which burned in 1890.

Postcard

Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of buildings along Main Street. A tavern sits next to a general store with a gas pump on the corner. Two automobiles are parked outsi...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Holt Lumber Company sawmill, built in 1840.

Photograph

Holt's Mill

Date: 1856 after

Description: Large piles of logs waiting to be processed into lumber sit next to the Oconto River at Holt's Landing. In the background stand what appear to be piles of...

Map or Atlas

Oneida County

Date: 1922 after

Description: This map from the early to mid-20th century shows the township and range system, towns, cities and villages, roads, railroads, schools, churches, and lakes...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of workers, all men, and one boy, posing outside of a wooden building. Three of the workers wear white aprons. Four of the...

Photograph

Court House

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the court house facade featuring a domed clock tower. The structure is made of stone and has rounded windows, steeply-pitched dormers, and an a...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Post Office and Oconto National Bank.

Date: 1886 after

Description: A view of the First Christian Science Church entrance and side. Vertical siding covers the structure and latticework and chevron stripes decorate the buil...

Photograph

Kelly Lake

Date: 1870 after

Description: A view of cottages along Kelly Lake's shoreline, taken from a high vantage point. Given the large size of the two-story structures, they may be hotels or...

Photograph

Barley Field

Date: 1895-07-09 

Description: A twenty-acre field of barley on the farm of Chas Parey, with two men standing waist-high in the barley. A hardwood forest lines the edge of the field.

Date: 1886 

Description: This map, originally published in the 1881 Illustrated historical atlas of Wisconsin, shows the township and range system, sections,towns, cities and villa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of Church of Christ, Christian Scientist church, built in 1886, the first Christian Scientist church outside of Boston and the first in America bu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of adults posing in front of a brick house. The house has a patterned design on the exterior. Below the peak of the roof,...

Photograph

"Hi-Jinks"

Date: 1892 

Description: Group of men staging an accident. Two men stand nearby watching as three other men pose on the wheels of an overturned vehicle.

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