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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Hedjord Graves

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Description: Ten graves of the Hedjord family in the Muskego churchyard. There is an obelisk is the center of graves.

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Woman in Man's Suit

Date: 1963-03-17 

Description: A woman models a men's suit, while holding an umbrella and wearing a top hat.

Date: 1916 

Description: Exterior view of front of James DeNoon Reymert's printing office, built in 1847. This office printed the first Norwegian newspaper, the "Nordlyset", in the...

Date: 1990 

Description: Costumed for the lead role in the made-for-TV movie "Dillinger," actor Mark Harmon signs autographs for some tourists who were visiting Old World Wisconsin...

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Walter's Airline

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Walter Liskowitz of Waukesha in his two-place Standard. This photograph was taken shortly after he organized Walter's Airline to provide service to Chicago...

Date: 1935 

Description: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne hold a basket of vegetables picked from their garden at Ten Chimneys.

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Lake Five Road

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Postcard from Lake Five, showing an early open automobile driving on a rustic road.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Hawks Tavern smokehouse, with trees surrounding the building.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Zion Episcopal Church.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Black and white photographic postcard view of an old mill and stream.

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Parsonage

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Parsonage, the second one in the community.

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Earling Residence

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Earling residence, home of A.J. Earling, president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.

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Moor (Mud) Baths

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of the main building and golf course of the Moor (Mud) Baths.

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Lain-Estburg House

Date: 1935 

Description: Exterior view of the Lain-Estburg house.

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"Sunnybank"

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A large, white brick building is in the middle center, surrounded by trees. A smaller white building is in the right background. In front of the building...

Date: 1986-06-17 

Description: A group of children on "hot cycles", a form of young children's transportation, are being instructed on the rules of pedestrian and bicycle transportation...

Date: 1898 

Description: Group portrait of boarders, all railroad shop workers, sitting on the front porch at Mrs. Armour's boarding house. Left to right are: Bill Salsig, Roy Mart...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Administrative building of the State Fish Hatchery.

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Ski Hill

Date: 1948-02-08 

Description: "This ski hill was a popular attraction located near Oconomowoc. Ward Woltman of Oak Grove is on the jump."

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