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Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Fort Atkinson Public Library.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of houses along a tree-lined street.

Date: 1952-02-13 

Description: Exterior view of the residence and yard of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Gafke, located in rural Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The octagonal house was built in 1850.

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Fourth School

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of Fourth School, featuring a cupola with a weathervane. Three young girls pose for the camera beneath a tree beside the school.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An interior view of Brennecke and Bergmann Pharmacy on the corner 4th and Main Street. Two children sit on a chair in the middle of the floor, while a man...

Date: 1913-06-13 ca.

Description: View from street of Brennecke and Bergmann storefront and Watertown Weltb├╝rger Printing Office.

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Ramsey Barn

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: View of the Ramsey barn, built in 1841 by William Barrie. The barn is now located at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, Wisconsin.

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Washington Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of tree-lined Washington Street with houses partially visible on the right side of the image. To the left, a man stands in the street.

Date: 1900-04 

Description: Men stand on either side of the river, fishing near the rough and ready dam. In the background, the Octagon House, built in 1854, can be seen.

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Rock River Scenery

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man rows a boat beneath a covered bridge spanning Rock River. Factories, industrial buildings, and Saint Paul's Lutheran Church stand on the opposite ri...

Date: 1900-05-06 

Description: The family stands outside the Herman Backhaus homestead.

Date: 1878 

Description: Engraving of Ocatagon House, the residence of Mrs. Eliza Richards. Several trees dot the landscape and other buildings can be seen in the distance at right...

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A Business Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Shops and businesses line a commercial street. Men congregate on the left sidewalk in the middle ground, while a trio of women walk on the right sidewalk....

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Masonic Temple

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the side and facade of a Masonic temple building. The ground floor contains a store. Awnings cover the windows on the ground and second floor....

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Public School No. 4

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Public School No. 4, built in 1883. The brick building carries the label, "High School," and features Gothic arches, long, rectangular windows...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a man, woman, and child boating on the Rock River. A church spire and factory buildings are visible on the opposite shore. Published by Bachmann...

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Main Street

Date: 1900-06 

Description: View down Main Street.

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Clyman Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the facade and side of a large house. A group sits on the porch, with a woman and child sitting on the porch rail. Trees line Clyman Street and...

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North Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: A row of houses stands along North Main Street. Published by Bachmann Drug Company.

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