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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1896 

Description: Two men, one wearing an apron, sit in a wanigan tied to the shore of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls. The inside of the boat appears to have a pile...

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Description: About twenty women sit at tables sewing on sewing machines in the sewing room of the Chippewa Woolen Mill.

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Description: Interior view of the Chippewa Falls Library. There is a large open area with a librarian's desk with card trays on the right. A card catalog is in the spac...

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Description: Looking down the Flambeau River near Little Falls. There may be a logjam in the distance.

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Description: Mary Pierce Bish plays an upright piano while her daughter Margaret Bish, standing to her left, and her mother Mrs. Pierce, seated to her right, look on.

Date: 1919 

Description: A piece of unidentified machinery for making tires inside the Boone Tire Factory.

Date: 1919 

Description: Interior view of room at the Boone Tire Factory. Tires are stacked on the floor and in racks. In the left foreground is a large desk with hutch and two cha...

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Stanley, Wisconsin

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph view of a construction scene in Stanley.

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Duncan Creek

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Duncan Creek with an old dam and the residence of Fred Adler, the owner of a brewery and a store in the area.

Date: 1892 

Description: Exterior view of the Northwestern Lumber Company mill.

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Description: Front cover of Prospectus of The Chippewa Spring Sanitorium Hotel. A rendition of the hotel is included along with the words "Health, Rest, And Joy".

Date: 1956 

Description: Kierig-Babbitt building, built in 1880.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of some eighty members of the extended Meinen family on the occasion of the golden anniversary of two of its members. They are stand...

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Towel Weaving

Date: 1938 

Description: Two men weaving towels at looms.

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Woman in White

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Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of draperies and a painted backdrop of a young woman wearing a full-length white dress with a lacy bodice and a pastel...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Elevated winter view of the Leinenkugel Brewery seen "from top of Mill." Originally called "Spring Brewery", Jacob Leinenkugel opened his brewery in 1867 i...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Exterior view of high school.

Date: 1929-06-17 

Description: Farm surrounded by cutover stump land.

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High School

Date: 1927 

Description: Exterior of Cornell High School.

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