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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of street and some buildings.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Line drawing of first paper mill in Neenah, Wisconsin, built in 1865-66 and called the Neenah Paper Mill; it was run by a stock copany composed of Nathan C...

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Doty Loggery

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Doty's Loggery, built by James Duane Doty, about 1844-45. Side view with fence.

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Water Power

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of water power.

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Industry

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the flour mill district. The Cedar Street Bridge is in the background, and the mills are, right to left going back, the Winnebago Flour...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Kimberly & Elwers Drugstore. Pharmaceutical bottles line the shelves on the right side.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of East Wisconsin Avenue Methodist Church.

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

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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...

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Street Scene

Date: 1926-09-17 

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

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin", was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Paper mill, built in 1865-66 and called the Neenah Paper Mill; it was run by a stock copany composed of Nathan Cobb, president; Hiram Smith, secretary and...

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Doty Loggery

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of the home of James Duane Doty on Doty's Island, "the loggery," built in 1844.

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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...

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Doty Loggery

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Doty Loggery, the home of James Duane Doty, built in 1845, with a view of the upper hall and art on the walls.

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Cedar Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Cedar Street, north side.

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City Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front of City Hall.

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Doty Loggery

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Side view of "the loggery," the home of James Duane Doty.

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Street Scene

Date: 1926-09-17 

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

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