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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Octagon House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Front entrance of Octagon House.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: This two-story, wood frame house with Eastlake detailing and front bay window was owned by Mrs. Carl Kreawaldt. The New Fane school teacher, Miss Marie E....

Date: 1999-05-28 

Description: "Ruth and Orville Kern, join us at the Lion's Family Restaurant at the corner of 1st and Main Street in Fond du Lac, WI." From left to right; Ralph Widmer,...

Photograph

Peony Farm

Date: 1950-06 ca.

Description: Three well-dressed women walk past a peony farm.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Main Street with a cable car and pedestrians. Cable car tracks run down the street, and multiple buildings line it.

Date: 2008-05-16 

Description: "Gen was our waitress at TNT Bar and Grill." From left to right; Sandy Miller, Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker, Carl Bernhard, Shirley Widmer, and Gen.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map shows rivers and acreages in part of Fond du Lac township and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Date: 1933-03-09 

Description: Men loading a cream separator and gas pumps into the back of an International Red Baby truck in front of the Landall Brothers hardware store and farm equip...

Photograph

New Cassel Mill

Date: 1929-03-04 

Description: A large wood frame mill building with one-story brick addition. There is an elevated door with a roof which was probably used for deliveries. In the far ba...

Date: 1867 after

Description: A view of the facade of Bartlett Hall at Ripon College, partially obscured by trees. Brick is the primary building material used, although large stones fo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Plaque marker identifying the “Pioneer Military Road” route from Fort Howard at Green Bay to Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien.

Date: 1997-09-05 

Description: Members of the fish fry group outside restaurant. From left to right; Shirley Widmer, Ralph Widmer, Rudy Heinecke, and Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker.

Postcard

Palmer House

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Palmer house.

Date: 1912 

Description: Several women and a man are outside of a barn, which is overflowing with giant onions, corn, and potatoes. A ladder is placed against the large stack of on...

Date: 1973-10-27 

Description: Candid photograph of three Wisconsin legislators sharing a light moment. Left to right they are Melvin Laird, who resigned from his congressional seat in J...

Date: 1874 

Description: Includes index to key buildings. Shows local streets, railroads, fairgrounds, mills, schools, churches, and part of Lake Winnebago. Streets running west to...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Map shows prairie, oak, maple, oak and maple, marsh conifer, maple and beech, and grass and sedge.

Map or Atlas

Fond du Lac Map 3/4

Date: 1857 

Description: Quarter section of a map of the city of Fond du Lac featuring the Waupun Plank Road.

Photograph

Marie E. Adams

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: The teacher at the New Fane School, District No. 2, Town of Auburn, Fond du Lac County, poses near a fence with shrubbery behind her.

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