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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Victor Ehr

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Description: Victor Ehr, in town on a visit, sits for portrait.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: A Christmas tree stand made by Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917), a cigarmaker, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is probably made of cigar boxes. Written on back...

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Description: View of Milwaukee commercial district looking north over the Milwaukee River from the Michigan Street bridge. Landmarks right to left: Pabst Building, Mars...

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Description: Robert Vail, dressed up as a Monk, subtly caresses the thigh of Angie Vail. Vais is smoking and wearing only a tuxedo jacket with a bow tie, hat, and shoes...

Date: 1914 

Description: A worker prepares to stamp a heated metal rod at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works (factory).

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Description: Letterhead of the Cudahy Brothers Company, a meat packer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a color image of a package of meat hanging from a hook on a wall,...

Date: 1963-06-23 

Description: Boy hits second base while baseman comes down from catching a high throw.

Date: 1948-03-22 

Description: A driver for Dairy Distributors, Inc. cooperative of Watertown, Wisconsin delivering milk to strikers' soup kitchen. "Several dairies have volunteered t...

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Herny J. Killilea

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Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Henry J. Killilea, Milwaukee attorney.

Date: 1942-04-16 

Description: Governor Julius P. Heil sits at a desk surrounded by members of the Wisconsin Salvage Committee.

Date: 1901 before

Description: Elevated view looking Northeast from dome of the Milwaukee County Court House. Several churches are visible among the dwellings.

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Robert T. Hazelwood

Date: 1921-07-21 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Robert T. Hazelwood, Milwaukee company president.

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Maxipress

Date: 1968-01-24 

Description: This maxipress purchased by The National Machinery Company. Falk caption reads, "6000 ton maxipress, 23-120T .7854DP (4 inch CP), 16 inch face. Gear: alloy...

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Hotel Pfister

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Jefferson Street. Interior: A large sample room. Includes a bed, desk and chair, vanity dresser, a long table with a telepho...

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Power Sewing Class

Date: 1967-01-16 

Description: Instructor Ida Mussa (left) assists student Victoria Vega in a power sewing class at Milwaukee Vocational School. Vega is sewing an apron on a Singer sewin...

Date: 1903 

Description: Women officers of the Milwaukee Turners. Eight oval portraits are on a decorative hand-painted mat.

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Description: Two boys attempting to climb a wall on the facade of a building near a window.

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Description: Looking west on W. North Avenue from N. 14th Sreet. The Roosevelt Theater is on the far right and the Luick ice cream building is on the far left.

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Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, seated second from right, with three other curl...

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