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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Barn

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Old Stone Barn, built by Harrison Reed in 1847.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lithograph of Riverside Park depicting people, boats, horses and buggies, steam boats in and around body of water.

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Street Scene

Date: 1926-09-17 

Description: Downtown street scene and alley near Commercial and Canal Streets. This image was used in a Circuit Court case.

Date: 1870 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Neenah.

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Wisconsin Avenue

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph view over Wisconsin Avenue looking northwest.

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Octagon House

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Close-up of the porch of the Octagon House.

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City Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front of City Hall.

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Water Power

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of water power.

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Riverside Park

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Large boat and sailboats docked on water. Trolley car and houses on land.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of Henry Sherry of Neenah, Wisconsin, manufacturer of and dealer in "Lumber, Lath, Shingles & Pickets", with a signboard and scroll with decorat...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Neenah.

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Park Row

Date:  date unknown

Description: Looking east on Park Row, with several buildings lining one side of street.

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Flour Mill District

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of flour mill district. The Walnut Street bridge is in the background and the mill to the right is the Atlantic Mills (Neenah Stone Mills in 18...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Construction workers at the site of the new city hall. William Waters, architect.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior of the S.A. Cook Armory Company, no. 1.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of East Wisconsin Avenue Methodist Church.

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Riverside Park

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Shore of Riverside Park with a boat docked on shore. Houses on shore with a smokestack in the background.

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Doty Loggery

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Fireplace in kitchen wing of the Doty Loggery, the home of James Duane Doty. A clock rests on the fireplace mantle, with a kettle on the hearth.

Date:  

Description: Copy of an artist's rendering of the exterior view of the Neenah Public Library. The lower right corner reads: "Van Ryn & DeGelleke Architects, Milwaukee,...

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