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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: View across yard of a storm-damaged farmhouse. In the foreground is an overturned automobile. The windows of the house have been blown out and the roof has...

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Description: Interior view of the Chippewa Falls Library. In the foreground are reading tables and chairs. Bookshelves line the room. A large card catalog is in the spa...

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Lumber Mill

Date: 1906 

Description: View from rocky shoreline of a lumber mill on the banks of the Chippewa River. Smoke is coming out from a smokestack.

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Town Skyline

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Description: Elevated view of park-like, lightly-wooded area with Duncan Creek running through it. A dirt road runs over a bridge to the left. The skyline of Chippewa F...

Date: 1892 

Description: Exterior view of the Northwestern Lumber Company mill.

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Filling Tire Molds

Date: 1919 

Description: Elevated view of a room in the Boone Tire Factory. Two men are removing a tire from a mold, one of many running along a conveyor belt inside the Boone Tire...

Date: 1930 

Description: Group portrait of four men standing behind a row of fish on a stringer. Two large muskies are in the center. The men are standing in front of a two-story l...

Date: 1903 

Description: Several hundred pallets of lumber stand in the C.L. & B. lumber yard, with an open field in the foreground and a wooded area in the background

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Big Falls, looking down the Flambeau River. There are large boulders in the foreground and patches of ice in the river.

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Boone Tire Factory

Date: 1919 

Description: Three men use three different pieces of machinery in various stages of the tire-making process at the Boone Tire Factory. Stacks of tires are piled around...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Peter Selb, Ben Dietrich, J.A. Lockwood, Matt Dietrich, and John Downing pose around the hand engine of the volunteer fire department. All but Selb were ch...

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Mrs. Merkle

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of Mrs. Merkle, wearing a frilly white dress with lace at hem, cuffs, and neckline.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from across street of the J.W. Mason hardware store, next to a barbershop. A horse and buggy are driving past the store.

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Description: Elevated view from south side of the Chippewa River, with a bridge crossing it and buildings on both sides of the river. A bluff rises on the far side of t...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: F.G. and C.A. Stanley Manufacturing Plant. Plank side in foreground.

Date: 1872 

Description: Map of the Chippewa River, from the head of navigation at the city of Chippewa Falls, covering a distance of 16 miles above : showing the established impro...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls from the south side of the river below the falls. The image includes the Sheely House Tavern, railway buildings, box cars, a train with five...

Date: 1915 

Description: View across river of an "old mill." There is a waterwheel attached to the left side of the mill. A small waterfall and a number of trees and foliage surrou...

Date: 1900 

Description: Pallets of lumber in the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company Lumber Yard. Smoke comes from smokestacks in the background. Cows are in the field in the foregroun...

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