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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Hunters on the Pond

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View across water towards a group of seven men posing on a dock in front of a small hunting shack in the middle of a marsh. Ducks hang on stringers attache...

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Korn Brothers

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Three men (Korn brothers), all wearing hats, and two of them in suits, hold a bamboo pole holding stringers of fish between them. They are standing on a do...

Date: 1902 

Description: Two panoramic bird's-eye views of the Paine Lumber Company, including the general plant, sawmill, and lumber yards. Heading at the top says: Home of Wiscon...

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Welsh Songfest

Date: 1946 

Description: John Williams leading a congregation at Peniel Church in song at Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh songfest.

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Fire Damage

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Five men standing on the far left survey fire damage on Main Street between N. 2nd and N. 3rd St in Winneconne. The area is completely destroyed. Surroundi...

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Nicolet Monument

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The Nicolet Monument

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Three men stand under the iconic mortar and pestle and striped awnings of E.A. Horn's Drugstore.

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Hotel Athearn

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: A view of the Hotel Athearn, which was built in 1891 across the street from the Grand Opera House. It was designed by the same man that designed the Grand...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Dining hall at the Winnebago County Asylum. Spindle chairs are pushed up against long tables set with dishes. In the background are potted plants in front...

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Description: Menu for the Faust Supper Club, with a tinted three-quarter view photograph of the restaurant exterior within an abstract lozenge shape.

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Doty Loggery

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Front view of the home of Janes Duane Doty on Doty's Island, "the loggery."

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Up a Tree

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of five young people at Lasley's Point near Lake Winneconne. Two woman and one man sit in the branches of a tree, and a man and woma...

Date: 1856 

Description: Fox River, with Doty Island to the right. From the painting by Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas Stevenson, one of a series commissioned by Morgan L. Marti...

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Fox River

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View along the Fox River.

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Octagon House

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Octagon House.

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Knaggs Ferry Marker

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Knaggs Ferry marker. Dedicated to James Knaggs who operated a ferry in Oshkosh for nineteen years.

Date: 1888-08-24 

Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill after a fire on August 24, 1888. Sixteen men were killed by the explosion of a bleacher; the bleacher exploded as the nigh...

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Ice Storm Aftermath

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: A man walks through debris along a metal railing at Cottonwood Villa after an ice storm. The lake, with houses and trees along the shoreline are in the bac...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Otto G. Ansorge sits in his home on Lake Avenue and reads. Ansorge was a jeweler and band director in Winneconne.

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