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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Two men stand for a studio portrait wearing long fur coats and hats in front of a painted backdrop. The man on the right is leaning on a low, stone wall.

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Description: Copy photograph in front of a painted backdrop of a studio portrait of five Ho-Chunk men posed sitting and kneeling in front of three Ho-Chunk men posed st...

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of a woman standing in front of a painted backdrop next to a chair. She is wearing a blouse and skirt, and has a short hairstyl...

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Description: Three Ho-Chunk men posed standing on a rock face near the top of a pillar near a tall tree. Two men are wearing hats and the other is holding one in his le...

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Description: Copy photograph of a studio portrait of two Ho-Chunk women, both wearing ear bobs, necklaces, and stoles. Minnie White Yellow Thunder, the wife of Archie Y...

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Description: A young boy holds a watermelon rind while two women converse.

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Description: Eight group exposures of three men in a photography studio posing in front of a painted backdrop. From left to right, starting in the upper left corner: re...

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Description: Studio portrait of an elderly Ho-Chunk woman posed sitting and wearing long bead strands in front of a painted backdrop. Mrs. John Buffalo Head, known as T...

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Description: Studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk woman posed sitting and wearing a dark dress in front of a painted backdrop. Probably Nellie Eagle, the wife of Tom Wallace....

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Description: Group of standing and sitting children and a standing woman, probably a teacher, posed on the porch and steps of a building, probably a schoolhouse.

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Description: Storefront of L.C. Jones and Marsh Dry Goods.

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Description: Studio portrait of two Ho-Chunk women in short hair in front of a painted backdrop. One is posed sitting wearing a sweater over her dress, and the other is...

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Description: Man and woman sitting in front of a morning glory vine-covered frame house, possibly Irving Nutter and his wife.

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Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a Ho-Chunk woman posed standing on the left wearing a dark dress and a shawl draped over her shoulders. H...

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Description: Studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk group, William Massey (ChawRoChooChayKah), seated left, with his arm around his pet raccoon and Grace Decorra Twocrow Winnes...

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Woman Lying on Bed

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Description: Woman lying on a bed, walls displaying a tennis racquet and photographs.

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Description: View from sidewalk of a horse-drawn buggy parked along the side of Main Street, looking southeast at First Street. An immigrant couple, possibly Norwegian,...

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Description: Boy pushing baby buggy down Main Street, followed by a dog. Various storefronts are visible, including the A. Meinhold Store and the First National Bank on...

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Description: A Ho-Chunk man posed standing on a wooded hillside displaying a single horse with a saddle.

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