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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Sawyer Harbor

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Sawyer Harbor as seen from Government Bluff.

Date: 1903-08-02 

Description: Group posed on the lawn of Uncle Herman's house. Three women are seated on a platform swing while others are sitting on the lawn and the porch. Harry Danko...

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Uncle Herman's Farm

Date: 1903-08-02 

Description: Group of well-dressed people posing outdoors at Uncle Herman's farm. Harry Dankoler is the man in the middle holding the shutter release mechanism. On the...

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Description: Syl, on the right, with another boy on the left holding a dog, sit on a deck outside the exterior of a building. There is a wooded yard behind them.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Moravian church.

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Cedar Street

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Cedar Street, looking south.

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Description: Men posing under tent on deck in backyard. Harry Dankoler is the gentleman standing directly next to the tent pole, and Syl, his son, is the young boy in t...

Date: 1902-05-20 

Description: Men, women and children seated in chairs and on the floor wearing paper hats in honor of aunt Helen's birthday. A piano is on the right, a chandelier hangs...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene of a Sturgeon Bay street. The exteriors of storefronts are piled high with banks of snow. Signage reads "O.E. Klug & Co. Hardware" and "O.E....

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Lover's Leap

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Lover's Leap, with a group posed on the rocks and sailboats in the background.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of the west side of Cedar Street.

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Description: Two men pose playing a game of chess in front of a cloth backdrop in Dankoler's photography studio. The man on the right is standing and is holding what ap...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: View of cars parked alongside businesses on Third Street. Bassett's Drugstore is on the left side of the street.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the county jail in Sturgeon Bay.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal.

Date: 1909-11-07 

Description: Harry E. Dankoler, E.A. Corneille, D.S. Crandall, and Joe Leighton standing on a rocky area of D.S. Crandall's property near a fence.

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Ma Sitting in Chair

Date: 1898 

Description: Low angle view of "Ma" sitting in a large chair near a window wearing a long white dress or nightgown in a bedroom with a fur rug over another rug. There a...

Date: 1895-08-19 

Description: The family of Joseph Zettel sits under a flowering apple tree. The family grows the Duchess of Oldenburg apple variety in their orchard three miles north o...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: View of Lover's Leap with a group of people on the rocks in the foreground.

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