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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of Prescott including multiple buildings and a bridge.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The Main Street Building, which contained John Dudley's Dry Goods Store, a bank, and a drugstore.

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Description: Billhead of J.H. Smith, a dealer in stoves, hardware, tinware, paints and oils, from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, with an array of hardware, including tools, silv...

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Sanborn map of Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1932 

Description: View of multiple old warehouses on the levee.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

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Description: Interior view of the State Normal School Library in River Falls. Below the image it reads: "Beautiful New Library, State Normal School, River Falls, Wiscon...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Prescott from Lake St. Croix.

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Description: Billhead of Burnett & Pratt, "dealers in fresh, salt and smoked meats, fish and game in season," of River Falls, Wisconsin, with a group of livestock, incl...

Date: 1893 

Description: Valley view of town buildings and hillside.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a Methodist Episcopal church with children and adults lined up outside.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Pierce County Court House.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A central view of Main Street.

Photograph

River Falls College

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The State College in River Falls.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fred Brendemuehl and Emil Lubich in front of Brendemuehl's feed mill.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of multiple buildings and piers taken from the Burlington Railroad bridge.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down Main Street.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1900 after

Description: A view of the row of shops along Main Street, with J.W. Allard's store in the foreground. A group of men are visible down the street.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Half stereoview showing the confluence of the Mississippi River and the St. Croix River.

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