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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Island Paper Mill and dam in Menasha.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Island Paper Mill and dam in Menasha

Map or Atlas

Menasha, Wis.

Date: 1870 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Menasha.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Lake steamer at dock, in fog.

Date: 1963-09-29 

Description: The Menasha Woodenware plant and water tower on Doty Island from across the Fox River canal, with a small railroad dolly in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A drawing from Harney's "History of Winnebago County" of E.L. Mathewson's home on Doty Island.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The view from the south end of the dam looking north.

Date: 1963-09-29 

Description: View down railroad tracks towards the railroad bridge, with industrial plants on Doty Island.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the town square and Main Street. The three-story building visible in the center of the photograph was operated as the National Hotel. It w...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the town square and Main Street. The three-story building visible in the center of the photograph was operated as the National Hotel. It w...

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Description: Interior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Lower left of photograph reads: "Va...

Date: 1899 

Description: Copy of an artist's rendition of an exterior view of the Elisha D. Smith Library. Pen and ink drawing is signed: "G.J. de Gelleke, 1899." Bottom of drawing...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Main Street looking east toward the Fox River and the boat landing. Lake Winnebago is visible in the distance.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A mill of the John Strange Paper Company.

Date: 1884 

Description: Sanborn-Perris fire insurance map for city of Menasha.

Photograph

Factory Building

Date: 1963-09-29 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a stained Menasha Wooden War Company plant building. Steam is coming out of a pipe on the side of the building.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Congregational Church on the corner of Broad and Milwaukee Streets.

Date: 1974 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, Lake Winnebago, Little Lake Butte Des Morts, and the Fox River. Also included is text on the Fox River Waterways and the history of...

Map or Atlas

Dendo Island

Date: 1881 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and shows part of the city of Menasha, local streets, Dendo Island, part of Lake Winnebago, and part of Little Lake Butte...

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