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Date:  date unknown

Description: The G. Thompson family poses in front of their wooden house. One woman sits at a sewing machine working on a quilt while another works at a knitting machin...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Washington Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of tree-lined Washington Street with houses partially visible on the right side of the image. To the left, a man stands in the street.

Date: 1900-04 

Description: Men stand on either side of the river, fishing near the rough and ready dam. In the background, the Octagon House, built in 1854, can be seen.

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Rock River Scenery

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man rows a boat beneath a covered bridge spanning Rock River. Factories, industrial buildings, and Saint Paul's Lutheran Church stand on the opposite ri...

Date: 1900-05-06 

Description: The family stands outside the Herman Backhaus homestead.

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Faville Homestead

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Faville home, built about 1850 on 120 acres bought from the government in 1844. As late as 1922 the home was still in the Faville family. The additions...

Date: 1902 

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Henry Scholz draped in a black cloth, surrounded by floral arrangements for her funeral. The portrait and arrangements are propped up aga...

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Description: Memohead of the Banner Printing Company of Jefferson, Wisconsin, which printed "The Jefferson Banner" newspaper. On the left is a banner hanging from a pos...

Date: 1902 

Description: Funeral flower arrangement for Mrs. Henry Scholz. Her portrait is at the center of the arrangement with the word Mother scrawled right below it. The arra...

Date: 1878 

Description: Engraving of Ocatagon House, the residence of Mrs. Eliza Richards. Several trees dot the landscape and other buildings can be seen in the distance at right...

Painting

Watertown

Date: 1841 

Description: View of Watertown.

Photograph

North Main Street

Date: 1910 

Description: View of businesses located on north Main Street, including Winterburn Drugs and the First National Bank.

Date: 1947-01-27 

Description: W. D. James of the James Manufacturing Company of Fort Atkinson presenting a watch to John Olson, head of the research and development department, commemor...

Photograph

A Business Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Shops and businesses line a commercial street. Men congregate on the left sidewalk in the middle ground, while a trio of women walk on the right sidewalk....

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Empire Mill

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Close-up view of the Empire Mill.

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Masonic Temple

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the side and facade of a Masonic temple building. The ground floor contains a store. Awnings cover the windows on the ground and second floor....

Photograph

Public School No. 4

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Public School No. 4, built in 1883. The brick building carries the label, "High School," and features Gothic arches, long, rectangular windows...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire hose cart racing team hitched to a fire hose cart and crouching in set position as if to begin a race. The men were probably firefighters.

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Carcajou Pasteur

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of a rocky pasture with some small, distant farm buildings, and a few farm animals grazing.

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