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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1924-08-24 ca.

Description: The interior of Kramer's Clothing Shop on the north side of W. Wisconsin Avenue between N. 5th and 6th streets.

Date: 1948-06-12 

Description: Representative Glenn Davis, chairman of the Republican State Convention at left, and Representative John Byrnes, right, keynote speaker at the convention.

Date: 1940-06-12 

Description: Design submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Features an illustration of an ice cream cone with the design of a heart and the wor...

Date: 1883 

Description: Cabinet card of John (1836-1904) and Ethelinda (1856-1947) Johnston sitting on a decorative wall in front of a painted backdrop of trees. John, a successf...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard image of a sun parlor at the pavilion for tuberculosis cases at the Milwaukee Hospital for Insane.

Date: 1924 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Bottle label for Blatz Red Star Ginger Ale. The label features the Blatz logo at the...

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Lucius W. Nieman

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Lucius W. Nieman, Milwaukee editor.

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Dining Tent

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Trinity M.E. Church Dining Hall set in a tent in a field near other tents. Two banners advertise the dining hall, and a chalkboard on the right lists...

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S.S. Cramer

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of S.S. Cramer, MIlwaukee company president.

Date:  

Description: Looking northeast from N. Water and E. Buffalo Streets. Cars are parked on the side of Water Street, and streetcar tracks run down the street. Caption on n...

Date: 1927 

Description: Portrait of the Seiden family (wife and in-laws of Salvator Moshe). Front row, from left: Thelma Seiden Moshe (wife), Max (father-in-law), Bessie (mother-...

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Melm's Brewery

Date: 1870 before

Description: Large brewery in background behind railroad tracks. On the right are smaller buildings. On the left is a small hill with ladders, fences, rocks, and plant...

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Two women studying at a table at Milwaukee-Downer College. There is a tapestry on one wall and a vase of flowers and several books on the table.

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Del Crandall

Date: 1957-03-27 before

Description: Portrait of Milwaukee Braves catcher Del Crandall, taken during spring training at Ninth Street Park in Bradenton, Florida, 1957.

Date: 1921-10-18 ca.

Description: Billboard advertising the showing of "The Girl from God's Country" presumably at the Parkway Theatre, 3417 W. Lisbon Avenue.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five young girls in skirts and dresses running. In the background, a crowd watches the race.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Street view in the S. Sixth Street neighborhood of Walker's Point. The storefronts include the H.J. Heinz Co.; H. Mullen, a clothing and shoe store; J. Ger...

Date: 1963 

Description: An International CO-192 truck leads a 25-piece circus parade through downtown streets. The parade originated at Circus World Museum in Baraboo. Additional...

Date: 1940 before

Description: Lake Park Lutheran Church, with three bare trees in front. The long nave is on the left, bell tower in the center, and additional building sections are on...

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