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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Entrance to Big Bay

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: View from water of footbridge crossing lagoon at Big Bay on Madeline Island.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Men, women and children holding boxes and pails in the forest. Original caption reads: "VI Drive to W.S.; Chippewa blueberry pickers." The photograph is pa...

Photograph

Knapp Stout and Co.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Knapp Stout and Co. flour mill. The mill was built in 1880 and was destroyed by a fire in 1911.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Scott's residence.

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Chetek Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down a street in Chetek.

Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Aerial view of town with several large buildings.

Date: 1940-09-01 

Description: An exhibit at the Barron County Fair about the care of premature infants.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: G.E. Scott residence from rear.

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Color postcard of a tent and canoe in the woods by a lake.

Photograph

Chetek Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Street scene in Chetek.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Downtown street in Cameron, with buildings including Holmen Bros. Clothing store, Gent's Furnishings, and A. Haverstad's Tailorshop.

Date: 1897 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., with his arms spread wide, speaking from the back of a wagon. It was in part due to his vigorous speaking style that La Follett...

Photograph

Long Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the dam and cottages at Long Lake. The structures are made of wood, with outbuildings visible in the foreground. Tree-covered hills stand in th...

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Description: Meeting of the board of directors of the newly formed Barron County Holstein Breeders Association.

Postcard

View of Haugen

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Haugen, Wisconsin with a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground.

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Chromolithograph postcard of three boys, two with fishing poles, at Lightning Creek.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Men gathered around the entrance to a church where a meeting of the State Agricultural Association has been held.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Crowd at fairground, with people watching from horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground, more spectators in the grandstands with umbrellas in the background.

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Sunday Washing

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: The men of Rice Lake Lumbering Camp #6 do their laundry on a Sunday.

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