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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1942-04-29 

Description: Man pulling a trailer with an International truck for J.G. Larson & Sons, an International Harvester dealership. The trailer is loaded with two old tractor...

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Fourth of July

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereographic view of New Richmond(?) during a fourth of July celebration. Identification has not been fully verified, but there was a Coombs Hotel in this...

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Two well-dressed men survey piles of debris left in the wake of a tornado. Part of the wall of a brick building is in the background.

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Description: Letterhead of The Sanatorium Company, with a three-quarter view of the sanatorium building set into a background of flowers and banners proclaiming the ben...

Date: 1942-04-29 

Description: A man using an International truck to haul scrap metal for J.G. Larson & Sons, an International Harvester dealership. The man is dropping the metal off at...

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Description: View of Oak Hill Farm, including the farmhouse. In the foreground are a man standing on the left, a woman sitting with a cat in her lap, and a dog.

Date: 1961-04-28 

Description: Three boys stand at the front of their classroom and read aloud the story, "The Funny Hats" while wearing funny hats.

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Description: Letterhead of the A. Karras & Company, dealers in harnesses, whips, robes, trunks, valises, etc., of Hudson, Wisconsin, with an image of entwined harnesses...

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High School

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the high school.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of New Richmond, including water tower, commercial and residential buildings.

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Harvey Law

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Description: Photographic calling card with portrait of Harvey Law, Company A, 12th Wisconsin Infantry. Law was the president of the St. Croix Valley Veterans Associati...

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Description: Memohead of the Glenwood Public Schools, with a three-quarter view of a school building, and names of school officials. Printed in blue ink on memo pad pap...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Man loading ice from loading dock with an International Model F (or 31) truck. The truck was operated by the Hudson/Willow River Ice Company. There is a la...

Date: 1921-08-27 

Description: Panoramic group portrait of Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad Staff Annual Picnic in Prospect Park.

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Men, one of whom is holding an umbrella, stand looking at a tree that has been stripped of its bark by a tornado. It also appears to be embedded with a pie...

Date: 1912 

Description: Panoramic bird's-eye view. Identifiable businesses include: T.J. McNally Clothing & Shoes, M.J. Casey, The Winter Drug Store, Bank of New Richmond.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down street with storefronts on both sides. On the left, there is a tailor shop, Pundy's Cafe, Dubow's[?] Variety Store, a clothing store, and Vander...

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Improved Rural Road

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Amery Road near New Richmond. The photograph was taken by the Wisconsin Good Roads Association probably as an illustration of the kind of improved roads t...

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Description: Exterior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. The word "Library" is abov...

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