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Description: Interior view, perhaps from the entrance, of the Beloit Public Library. There is a large librarian's desk in the center, with freestanding bookshelves on b...

Date: 1937-01-07 

Description: A traveling salesman with Willson's Monarch Labs stands beside the horse-drawn wagon that took him on sales routes in rural Wisconsin. Willson manufactured...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Interior view of the Beloit Public Library. There are reading tables with large lamps, bentwood chairs, and bookshelves throughout the room.

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Kreb's Pharmacy

Date: 1947-12-29 

Description: Interior of Kreb's Pharmacy, with the soda fountain and customers in booths.

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Yosts Park

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: A boat landing at Yosts Park between Janesville and Beloit.

Book or Pamphlet

Lost Camera Sign

Date: 1903 

Description: Sign posted on a fence announcing a lost camera near the town of Prairie du Sac and requesting its return to Herbert Fowler.

Date: 1895 after

Description: Drawing of the Edward Dwight Eaton Chapel at Beloit College. Note on the drawing says: "Patton & Fisher Archts, Chicago."

Photograph

Hanchett Block

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: View of street corner on Hanchett's block, on the northeast corner of State and Brood streets, with a newspaper stand, clothing store, and a labor temple....

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View of the Presbyterian church.

Date: 1917 after

Description: Original factory of the Highway Trailers Company in Edgerton. Beginning in 1909 the factory was the site of a wagon works, but in 1917 it made a rather ty...

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Description: View across small section of road (Huebbe Parkway?) towards a mowed field. A large power or telephone tower rises above a group of trees, and more towers a...

Photograph

Andrews House

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: View of the Andrews house, the birthplace and home of Roy Chapman Andrews.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view in winter of the Wisconsin School for the Blind. In the foreground is a gateway and fence.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized view looking down street in the central business district. Streetcar tracks run down the center of the street, and horse-drawn vehicles are on th...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: View from the south with a railroad in the foreground, river in the middle distance, and Janesville in the background.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The Main Hall at Milton College.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: "Mineral spring pavilion with visitors taking the waters." Seven adults, including a man in a top hat, five children and a woman are posed in a gazebo buil...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1926 

Description: View across street towards the Honeysett Oil Co. Filling Station, which is a two-story brick building. A woman and two children are on the stoop of a house...

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Description: Photographic copy of an artist's rendering of an exterior view of the Beloit Public Library. Of note is the following above the main entrance: "Carnegie Pu...

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