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A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

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Description: Two diseased colonies, Le Claire Case, City of Green Bay. Two beehives, separated from apiary, covered and weighted.

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Gilbert Brown

Date: 1998 

Description: Former Green Bay Packer Gilbert "Gravedigger" Brown walks with a crowd of fans.

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Cotton Residence

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Front view of the Captain John Cotton residence. Also known as "Beaupre", this Greek Revival style house was built in 1842 for Cotton, a retired U.S. Army...

Date: 1934 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Old Imperial Pale, made by the Rahr-Green Bay Brewing Corporation. The label also inc...

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Odd Fellows' Home

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Odd Fellows' Home.

Date: 1889 

Description: View of the Fox River between Green Bay and Fort Howard.

Date: 1995 ca.

Description: Green Bay Packer player (possibly Bob Kuberski) sitting on a young boy's bicycle and signing a notebook in the parking lot of Lambeau Field.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1970 

Description: Players jogging on the practice field in shorts and t-shirts. The Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena is visible in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Old Barracks at Fort Howard, exterior building.

Date: 1821-08-18 

Description: The reverse side of the Green Bay treaty, August 18, 1821. The treaty is signed by the chiefs of the six Indian nations for the possession of lands near th...

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Moravian Church

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Exterior of Moravian Church.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of industrial waterfront and the Fox River.

Date: 1959-09-09 

Description: Service Station offering "Shellubrication."

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Date: 1864-02-01 

Description: List of Civil War draft-dodgers issued by the Provost Marshal's office, Fifth District of Wisconsin.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Elevated view of East Green Bay, Fox River, and various buildings belonging to the manufacturing industry.

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Baird House

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the H.S. Baird house.

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Television Store

Date: 1956-06-01 

Description: A man standing in a television retail store. A number of television sets are displayed, including one Hallicrafters set.

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Tank Cottage

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Tank cottage. The cottage was built in 1776 by Joseph Roi, a fur trader, who lived in it until 1805 when it was purchased by Jacques P...

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