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Description: Exterior view from road of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Over the main entrance, a...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Interior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Lower left of photograph reads: "Va...

Date: 1877 

Description: Group portrait in front of the Immanuel Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church parsonage and part of a series taken during the meeting of the Eastern Distri...

Photograph

Up a Tree

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of five young people at Lasley's Point near Lake Winneconne. Two woman and one man sit in the branches of a tree, and a man and woma...

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Description: Interior view of the Neenah Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded with a combined donation of $20,000 from the citizens of Neenah and A...

Postcard

Post Office

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of post office. The first post office in Oshkosh was established in the 1840s, and the postmaster was Joseph Jackson.

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Description: Interior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Throughout the room in the foregrou...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Tree-lined driveway on the grounds of the Winnebago County Asylum. Buildings are in the background behind the trees.

Date: 1977 ca.

Description: A view of the south-west corner of Swart Hall, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. This building was built in 1928, and was originally known as Rose C....

Photograph

Grand Opera House

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of Frank Waldo's decorative motifs in the Grand Opera House, featuring morning-glory and ornamental grass.

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Description: Interior view of the Neenah Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded with a combined donation of $20,000 from the citizens of Neenah and A...

Photograph

Octagon House

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Octagon House.

Date: 1930 before

Description: Barn and connected structures on the Winnebago County Asylum grounds.

Date: 1930 before

Description: View from road of a building located on the grounds of the Winnebago County Asylum. Standing on a sidewalk in front is a man leaning on a cane.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior of Presbyterian Church.

Date: 1977 ca.

Description: Harrington Hall, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. This building houses the geology department, and contains numerous laboratory rooms.

Photograph

Grand Opera House

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of balcony above the front entrance of Grand Opera House.

Date:  date unknown

Description: First Presbyterian Church.

Photograph

Grand Opera House

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of Frank Waldo decorative motif on the proscenium arch in the Grand Opera House. Features a portrait of William Shakespeare flanked by cupids and...

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