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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Fortune's Car

Date: 1928 

Description: George Fortune of River Falls sitting in his new car, with his dog in the back seat.

Postcard

River Falls

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street River Falls.

Date: 1908-07 

Description: View of a levee, with buildings on the left.

Date:  

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...

Postcard

Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view of a street in a rural community's central business district. A biplane, printed into the background image, is flying low overhe...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The view of the Lake Front from the water.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

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Baptist Church

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Baptist church.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map of Wisconsin, Pierce County.

Postcard

River Falls

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street River Falls as seen from a rooftop.

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: A view of the vine-covered facade and side of North Hall at the State Normal School. Stone work decorates the top of the building and a flag flies from the...

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Main Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A central view of Main Street.

Date: 1930 ca.

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

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River Falls College

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The State College in River Falls.

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Canty House

Date: 1938 

Description: View of the Thomas Canty house.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Colorized view of the Maiden's Rock, as viewed from Lake City, Minnesota. This was the legendary lover's leap of Wenonah, the first-born daughter of Dakota...

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Kinnickinnic Falls

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Kinnickinnic Falls.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street with the St. Leon Hotel visible on the right.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereograph views of a school building with children gathered outside.

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