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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Woman in White

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Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of draperies and a painted backdrop of a young woman wearing a full-length white dress with a lacy bodice and a pastel...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This road map of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, dates to around 1930. It shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, railroads, l...

Map or Atlas

City Plans for Cornell

Date: 1867 

Description: Drawn map showing planned development of Cornell, including a couple of schools, Oakwood cemetery, the public square, and several bridges and dams.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Dirt road and building (house?).

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C.W.P. Company

Date: 1927 

Description: View across lower section of dam at Cornell Wood Products Company. In the background are factory buildings, a tall smokestack, and a water tower.

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Huge Log Jam

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Elevated view from steep shoreline of a log jam of about 150 million feet of logs, stopped at the piers of Pound, Halbert, and Co., which stood in about 40...

Date: 1927 

Description: View down middle of metal bridge across the Cornell Flowage. Across the lake, there is the pulpwood stacker on the left and a water tower on the right near...

Date: 1884 

Description: The logging camp of Bruno Vinett. About a dozen horses, most in harness, and a similar number of men stand in front of a barn-like building and a small woo...

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Bish Family

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Description: An older female member of the Bish family sits in a wicker chair holding a magazine or book open on her lap. Standing on the left in front of a doorway dra...

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Description: Elevated view from steep shoreline of dam in Chippewa Falls.

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Description: Mrs. D.L. McQuillan and thirteen of her guests at her Valentine's Day party, wearing costumes decorated with hearts, including some elaborate headdresses.

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Lumber Planing Mill

Date: 1899 

Description: Several wagon loads of lumber stand in the yard of a planing mill.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Hoenig Brothers & Co. two-story hardware and undertaking storefront. A man stands to the left of the building.

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of the German English Lutheran Church. The church has a gable roof and a steeple with a bell. In the foreground is a fence and field, and in the b...

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Toddler in Cloak

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Margery Bish, the toddler daughter of the photographer, stands on a dirt road wearing a hooded cloak.

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In the Laboratory

Date: 1920 

Description: Rial Herreman prepares a mixture in the laboratory of his drugstore in Boyd, Wisconsin.

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Dam and Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dam and bridge near Chippewa Falls looking across the river towards a few buildings on the opposite bank.

Date: 1902 

Description: This 1902 map of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities, villages and post offices, land ownership and acre...

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Description: Photomontage of two giant green apples resting on top of a flatbed railroad car. A caption in the upper left corner reads, "Grown near Ruby, Wis." Markin...

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