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Date: 1902 

Description: This 1902 map of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities, villages and post offices, land ownership and acre...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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E. Grossman, Tailor

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Description: Waist-up studio portrait of E. Grossman, a tailor.

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Description: Interior view of the Stanley Public Library. The library opened in 1901 and was funded with a $15,000 donation from Mrs. S.F. Moon. In the room are a large...

Date: 1886 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Chippewa Falls, county seat of Chippewa Falls.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Bandstand in Irvine Park.

Date: 1886 

Description: J.R. Sharp, P.E. Woodley, W.M. Bour, and R.M. Seymour sit and stand for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop wearing work clothes, ties, and ha...

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Mrs. Merkle

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of Mrs. Merkle, wearing a frilly white dress with lace at hem, cuffs, and neckline.

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Factory and Dam

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Description: Elevated view across dirt road of a paper mill on the shore of the Chippewa River next to a concrete dam. The mill has a tall smokestack. On the far shorel...

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Wedding Feast

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Description: Some twenty members of the Harold Stafford wedding party and guests, seated and standing behind a table set for a meal, with food on many of the plates. Th...

Date: 1892 

Description: Exterior view of the Northwestern Lumber Company mill.

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Description: Margaret Bish, the daughter of the photographer, sits in the center front row of two rows of young women, all dressed in white dresses, many decorated with...

Date: 1904 

Description: Logs floating down the river beneath the bridge on the Chippewa River. On the far shoreline are billboards. One advertises for "J.R. Sharp Hardware." Men a...

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Wedding Party

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: The bride, groom, wedding party, and pastor(?) pose for the Stafford-Harold wedding portrait. The groom wears a military uniform from the World War I era.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Crowd gathered for the milk strike at Stanley.

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High School

Date: 1927 

Description: Exterior of Cornell High School.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...

Date: 1931 

Description: This manuscript map shows the Chippewa River watershed, including the Red Cedar or Menomonie River, Flambeau or Manitowish River, Jump River, Eau Claire Ri...

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Stanley Public Library. The library opened in 1901 and was funded with a $15,000 donation from Mrs. S.F. Moon. Above the mai...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fire department steamer #1 fire engine, named after hotel proprietor J.A. Taylor.

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