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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Cox Corner

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from street of a group of people, including a number of horse-drawn vehicles, standing outside of the main entrance to the Cox Brothers company on Cox...

Date: 1962 

Description: Alice in Dairyland 1962, Sylvia Lee Kafkas, poses with a young winner and his entry at the regional Junior Livestock Exposition in Eau Claire.

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Swine Competitors

Date: 1962 

Description: Competitors in the Junior Livestock Exposition with their pigs before the judging.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Eau Claire Public Library about 1930-1935. The building to the far left is the Y.M.C.A.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of women work at machines making tires. Men are in the background on the right working on other machines.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the dam and the mill, with some trees in the foreground, a railroad bridge in the upper left of the image, and a rail cart or truck driving across...

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Ventilation Fans

Date: 1944-12-12 

Description: Three men stand near ventilation fans for cementing machines on the roof of Building #3.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the U.S. Rubber Company plant and surrounding environment.

Date: 1931-11 

Description: Interior of Eau Claire Public Library.

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Ingram Block

Date: 1896 

Description: Corner view of the Ingram block, which contained the public library.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the entrance with Corinthian columns, and intricate metal stairs and railings leading to the doorway. The sidewalk and lawn are visible in the for...

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G.A.R. Encampment

Date: 1922-06 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of Union veterans standing on the steps in front of a building, June 12-14.

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The Tool Room

Date: 1945-08-25 

Description: Men working in the tool room, located in the northeast corner of Building #15.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the courthouse from the street, with cable car tracks running along the street.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Air view of Carson Park, Half Moon Lake and part of the West Side in the foreground. The municipal bath house is on the lake shore near the bottom of the...

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Description: Letterhead of the City of Eau Claire Public Schools, with a three-quarter view of the High School building, and names of officers of the school district an...

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Description: Letterhead of the Eau Claire Transportation Company, "urban passenger carriers," with a three-quarter view of a red and yellow city bus marked "Olson Stree...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Eau Claire Public Library. Women and staff at the circulation desk.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Bookshelves and desks within the Eau Claire Public Library Reading Room.

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