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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: An exterior view of the Van Orden house. At the bottom is a handwritten note that reads: "Now Sauk Co Hist Soc'y Bldg."

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View from street of the home of Ephraim Burt and Alice Kent Trimpey, 719 Oak Street, after a snowfall. The classical revival style house has symmetrical wi...

Photograph

CCC 2615 and 2669

Date: 1935-06 

Description: Panoramic group portrait of Civilian Conservation Corps workers from Camps 2615 and 2669 at Devil's Lake State Park. All men are in uniform. Officers are f...

Date: 1923 

Description: This topographical map of Devil's Lake State Park, Sauk County, Wisconsin, is based on 1922-1923 surveys of the area by the University of Wisconsin Summer...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A young woman sits on the floor, one arm resting on an open dresser drawer, gazing into the distance and holding a letter. She is wearing an old-fashioned...

Date: 1909 

Description: Seven women and a man pose on a large boulder in front of a wall-like rock formation probably in Parfrey's Glen.

Postcard

Devil's Lake

Date: 1906 

Description: View from bluff of Devils Lake. A road runs along the far shoreline. There is handwriting along the right side of the card.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stereoview of a rock formation known as Turk's Head high above Devil's Lake. Bluffs are on the far shoreline.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of gilded pillars and plasterwork above a proscenium box in the Al. Ringling Theatre.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A window display at the Wisconsin Power and Light Company office, 116 Fourth Avenue, features a General Electric refrigerator as "The Gateway to Health" un...

Photograph

Gas Station

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A highly detailed, brick, storybook style Pennsylvania Oil Co. gas station with a slate roof. There is a large chimney on the left and several gas pumps. M...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Women in hats in foreground, with railroad tracks below and sign that says, "Look out for the cars", and "While the bell rings the whistle blows." Very lik...

Map or Atlas

Map of Water Street

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Map showing buildings formerly used as Ringling Brothers Circus winter quarters along with adjoining buildings.

Photograph

Fair Building

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A small, wood frame building with a band of high windows and three short spires stands on the snowy Sauk County Fair Grounds. There is a covered entry porc...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the interior of the theatre as seen from a rear box in the main auditorium.

Date: 1954-10-24 

Description: Nellie Arms, aunt of Lewis Arms, holds a cat outdoors at the farm she shared with her husband Bernard.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The photographer doffs his hat and smiles at the camera. He is wearing a long coat and gloves, and carries a cane.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Betsy Nofsinger, a neighbor of Bernard and Nellie Arms, sits on the grass with several rabbits next to a rabbit hutch.

Date:  

Description: Billhead of Island Woolen Mills of Baraboo, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of M.J. Drown's Island Woolen Mills building, people loading a horse-drawn...

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