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Date: 1882 

Description: Building housing the very first central electric light station for distribution of incandescent lighting.

Date: 1870 before

Description: Sketch of the Fox River, a train, the mill, a warehouse, and a steamboat.

Photograph

Boot Repair

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: A shoemaker repairs the sole of a boot using a sewing machine.

Photograph

Grignon Mansion

Date: 1947 

Description: View from hill looking down across fields at the property of Charles Grignon. Grignon Mansion in the background among trees, and beyond is the Fox River. O...

Photograph

Masonic Hall

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Text: "Masonic Hall at the corner of College Avenue and Oneida Street; built in 1855 by Theodore Conkey, it burned in 1874. The Zuehlke Building was built...

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Description: Letterhead of Super Bowl, a bowling alley in Appleton, Wisconsin, with five captioned illustrations along the left-hand side of the page promoting the soci...

Photograph

Man in Drugstore

Date: 1961 

Description: A man holding a clipboard stands in the crowded aisle of a drugstore.

Photograph

Garden Beds

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Raised linear garden beds have been delineated with hydrated lime to show the arrangement of the intersecting beds.

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Description: Letterhead of Appleton Wire Works, Inc., with the company name in embossed, shadowed lettering, and a wire grid with "Appleton Wires" printed with embossed...

Date: 1965-06-15 

Description: Leslie Fishel, Director of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, speaking from the stage at the dedication and unveiling of the Milwaukee-Downer Colle...

Date: 1963-05-26 ca.

Description: View of a small forest undergoing cutting operations.

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Description: View of railway bridge over the river, with industrial background.

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Grignon Home

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1886 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Kaukauna.

Photograph

Jerry's Piano Girls

Date: 1924 

Description: Jerry's Piano Girls, a Keith vaudeville circuit headliner act.

Date: 1960 

Description: View of a bridge reaching across the Fox River.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Harvey Blue standing in the snow and drilling a hole in a tree for maple syrup using a hand-drill. There is an axe resting in the snow next to him. Image t...

Postcard

Lawrence College

Date:  date unknown

Description: Alexander Gymnasium and Chemistry Institute on the campus of Lawrence University.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Congregational Church, also called the "old brown church", built in 1853 and burned in 1893. It was on the site of the present City Hall. The white house...

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