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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1947-03-05 

Description: Young Adult Club 1st Anniversary dance in the Community Center. Dancing on the ballroom floor are: left to right, Mary Imhoff and Joe Prestigiacomo, and Ma...

Date: 1898 

Description: The Genealogical Alcove in the Historical Society's quarters in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Although the Society had only moved into these rooms in...

Date: 1909 

Description: A long column of men following a horse-drawn cart on State Street. The Wisconsin Historical Society, then known as the State Historical Society of Wisconsi...

Date: 1926 

Description: Exterior of building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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Carillon Tower

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Elevated view from building of Carillon Tower on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Lake Mendota and Picnic Point are in the background. There is...

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Memorial Library

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Description: Memorial Library on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. West entrance, with the Armory (Red Gym or Old Red) in the left background.

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Dairy Barn

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of Dairy Barn with snow on the ground.

Date: 1954-02-09 

Description: View of North Pinckney street on the Capitol Square in Madison as seen from the Wisconsin State Capitol Building.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Ladies Hall (later Chadbourne Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. First and second floor porches are visible on side of t...

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Bascom Hall

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior from a hill of west facade of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. There is a tree-lined path or road o...

Date: 1947-04-23 

Description: Marquee of the Parkway Theater, 6 West Mifflin Street, advertising the movie, "The Best Years of Our Lives".

Date: 1944-12-06 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Governor Walter S. Goodland seated at his desk in the Capitol with pipe in hand.

Date: 1920 

Description: Columned side entrance, with flight of steps flanked by bushes, of Bascom Hall (formerly Main Hall) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Vines ar...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a student protest on the Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus.

Date: 1929-02-01 

Description: A Wisconsin Foundry & Machine Company road equipment display of a Badger one-piece crushing screening plant. The equipment is displayed on Monona Avenue. S...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison. The building is now Music Hall. Two statues are in a stained glass window alcove, and portraits line the second floor balc...

Date: 1934-05-24 

Description: The east terrace of the Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Allison Davis home, also known as Edenfred, in the Highlands suburb west of Madison, 6048 S. Highlands Avenu...

Date: 1937-03-01 

Description: Cardinal Hotel Bar with bartender shaking a cocktail shaker.

Date: 1939-05-27 

Description: Roundy Coughlin in a police uniform, stands in front of a motorcycle and a life-sized poster of four movie stars on a tandem bicycle. This event occurred o...

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