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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Elisha D. Smith Library. The library opened in 1898 funded with a gift of $20,000 from E.D. Smith. Over the main entrance, a...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Fox River in Menasha showing the mill area.

Date: 1931 

Description: This map shows heavy industrial districts (yellow), commercial and light manufacturing districts (red), and residential districts (white) as well as a plat...

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1899-08-24 

Description: Pen-and-ink and color on paper. Also shows probable routes of the French explorers Constant le Marchand de Lignery in 1728 and Louis de la Porte de Louvign...

Date: 1963-09-14 

Description: The Marathon Paper Corporation plant along the historic Fox River canal.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mills with switcher engines in front of buildings. The engines are (left to right) Chicago and Northwestern Railway No. 124, Wi...

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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Nicolet Monument

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The Nicolet Monument

Date:  date unknown

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

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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: 1920 

Description: Shows lot and block numbers. Includes manuscript annotations showing original Wisconsin Central Railway line in red which reads: "Original W.C. Line in Men...

Date: 1963-29 

Description: A diagonal view down the canal of the Menasha Woodenware Company. Along the opposite side of the canal are boxcars on an elevated railroad track over the w...

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Menasha Warehouse

Date: 1963-06-16 

Description: View across railroad tracks of warehouses on the northern outskirts of Menasha which are leased by the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company. Trucks are parked alon...

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Reed Residence

Date: 1867 

Description: The home of Curtis Reed.

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: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Fox River in Menasha showing the mill area.

Date: 1900 

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

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