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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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: 1892-07 

Description: Procession of children and adults at the second convention of the Wisconsin Loyal Temperance League at Delavan. The LTL was a branch of the Women's Christi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Elmer Willis Sesl (sp?) farm. The photograph has the term "Exhibit "B"" written on the front in ink.

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Delavan High School

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the high school.

Date: 1892-07 

Description: Parade of men, women, and young people attending the second convention of the Wisconsin Loyal Temperance Union at Delavan. The LTL was a branch of the Wom...

Date:  ca.

Description: Interior view of the chapel at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Rows of empty, bow back chairs face a stage, where more chairs are set up under bunting a...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the main building of the State School for the Deaf.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: This map is a Birdseye view of Delavan, Wisconsin. At the bottom of the map are points of interest that correspond to numbers on the map. Many of the stree...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Chevrolet dealership in Delavan in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall. During the 1860s and 1870s the building was known as the...

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Driving in Delavan

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of a tree lined dirt road from the passenger seat of a Ford Model T, including hood ornament.

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Highland Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Highland Hotel on Delavan Lake.

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: Black and white sketch of a mailbox on a post in a milk can, with its flag up, next to a country road. Across the road is a tree and fence, with a field an...

Date:  

Description: Engraving of Wisconsin Institute for Deaf and Dumb. A man in a horse-drawn carriage and another rider on horseback travel along the street in the foregroun...

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: 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...

Photograph

Bridle

Date: 2001 ca.

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

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Alfalfa Field

Date:  

Description: A man and his dog stand next to a wagon in an alfalfa field on the Manx farm.

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