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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1963-09-14 

Description: The Marathon Paper Corporation plant along the historic Fox River canal.

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Nicolet Monument

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The Nicolet Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: The view from the south end of the dam looking north.

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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: 1920 

Description: Shows lot and block numbers. Includes manuscript annotations showing original Wisconsin Central Railway line in red which reads: "Original W.C. Line in Men...

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Menasha Warehouse

Date: 1963-06-16 

Description: View across railroad tracks of warehouses on the northern outskirts of Menasha which are leased by the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company. Trucks are parked alon...

Date: 1899 

Description: Copy of an artist's rendition of an exterior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. Pen and ink drawing is signed: "G.J. de Gelleke, 1899." Bottom of drawing...

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1931 

Description: This map shows heavy industrial districts (yellow), commercial and light manufacturing districts (red), and residential districts (white) as well as a plat...

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1945 

Description: This map shows block and lot numbers, subdivisions, streets, railroads, and abandoned right of ways. Some areas are shown in yellow and pink. The city seal...

Date: 1963-09-29 ca.

Description: View across water of a railroad bridge along the side of a strip of industrial buildings. Railroad cars are stopped in front of the buildings.

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Nicolet Monument

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Nicolet Monument, erected by the Women's Clubs and unveiled in 1906.

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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:  date unknown

Description: People on recreational boats wait for the Menasha Locks to open into the Fox River.

Date: 1963-06-16 

Description: View down street towards the Menasha railroad crossing and a Roman Catholic Church.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Looking east on the water power. John Strange's Pail and Tub Factory can be seen at the right.

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Fisher Residence

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The home of Ida Fisher.

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