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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Drawing

Threshing

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A threshing scene in a field. One man pitches grain into a threshing machine while standing on the load of grain in the wagon pulled by two horses. A secon...

Photograph

Aram Public Library

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Description: Interior view of the Aram Public Library; 404 East Walworth Avenue. The library was opened in 1908 and James Aram funded the library with a gift of $20,000...

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Aram Public Library

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Description: Interior view of the Aram Public Library; 404 East Walworth Avenue. The lower right corner is stamped: "Curtiss, Delavan, Wis." In the foreground is a read...

Date: 1966 

Description: The map shows streets, wells, school land, parks, cemeteries, railroads, and the Delbrook Golf Course. The bottom of the map reads: "January 11, 1962 May 2...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Two boys sled down a snow covered hillside at the farm. Two leafless trees are on the right. Along the horizon is a red building on the left with a fence s...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A man stands on top of a full hay wagon parked in front of the closed door of a red barn. Above the man a grappling hook full of hay can be seen through th...

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Silo Filler

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Silo filler in the barn on the Quinney farm.

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Reynolds Sisters

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Formal studio portrait of the six Reynolds sisters: Anna, Ellen, Lucy, Hattie, Alice and Nellie. Hattie Reynolds, standing in the back left, was Richard Qu...

Date: 1873 

Description: View of the J.M. Bailey Jr. Marble Works storefront. From the "Combination Atlas-Map of Walworth Co.", Chicago

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Three boys play ice hockey on a frozen pond. One boy has fallen and is sitting on the ice. Snow covers the ground, with some grass peeking through. A fence...

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior view of the oldest house in Delavan. There are two large trees in the front yard.

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Circus Hotel

Date: 1926 

Description: This old hotel was known variously as the Park, Brick, or Circus hotel and dates from the 1870s. The large brick structure has a front gable with fancy shi...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Female students practice painting and drawing in an art class session at the State School for the Deaf as a teacher assists in the background.

Date:  ca.

Description: Exterior view of the main building at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. The building is surrounded by a lawn and a grove of trees.

Postcard

Walworth Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wis. View of a broad downtown street.

Date: 1992 ca.

Description: Inside the barn at the Quinney Farm.

Drawing

Milking Time

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A man sits on a stool while hand milking a Holstein cow in a stall in a red barn. He is wearing work clothes and a hat. A golden cow and a spotted brown co...

Date: 1926 

Description: Floyd Quinney focusing his Kodak Autographic on a suburban street.

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Bridle

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Bridle hanging from the rafters of the barn on the Quinney farm.

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