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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1868 

Description: Stereograph view of the levee, with buildings in the background.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View of buildings along the levee.

Date: 1899 

Description: Exterior view of a congregational church.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1911 

Description: A college student sets out to class in zero degree weather. He is holding his books, wearing a hat and gloves, and has a scarf wrapped around his neck.

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Maiden Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: A stereoscopic view from the shore of Maiden Rock in Lake Pepin.

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...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: State Normal School.

Date: 1886 

Description: View of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad drawbridge and trestle.

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Canty House

Date: 1938 

Description: View of the Thomas Canty house.

Date: 1930 

Description: An aerial view of River Falls.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Elmwood.

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Main Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A central view of Main Street.

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map of River Falls.

Date: 1952-10-01 

Description: Combination Class B Retail liquor license granted to Emma Johnson of River Falls.

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...

Date: 1922 after

Description: This map of Pierce County, Wisconsin, from the first half of the 20th century, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, villages, roads, railroa...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...

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Main Street

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of several establishments along Main Street with people standing along the walkway in front of them.

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