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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Exterior view of the Waukesha Public Library in winter. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "1904, cost $15,000, Carnegie, C.C. Anderson, Arch." Above the...

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Stone Church

Date: 1890 

Description: View of Stone Church, built by Rev. A.L. Lindsley.

Date: 1931 

Description: A man is standing on top of an International A-5 truck which is parked beneath a concrete spout to fill the tank on the truck bed.

Date: 1928-03 

Description: Power lines along both sides of railroad tracks running through a rural area.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Rankin Science Hall at Carroll College.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of Martin's Tavern and Store in Chamberlain, with large Martin house in fromt.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of a congregational church.

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Description: Tony Italiano of Waukesha, founder of the Supreme Model Supply Co., with a large model airplane.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waldheim Park Sanatorium boat house.

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Optenberg Pharmacy

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Optenberg Pharmacy. On the left is a large candy counter, including a Russell Stover Candies display. A curved soda fountain counter i...

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Front view of the former Dousman-Dunkel house with a gasoline pump and a woman sitting on the front porch. The Elmbrook Historical Society currently occup...

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Bache Farm

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Description: Exterior view of the Bache farm. In the foreground is a small building with an open door. In the background is a large barn with stone foundation and a lar...

Date: 1984-11-08 

Description: Students prepare a curried beef dinner in a Waukesha County Technical Institute cooking class led by Juanita Decker (right, in chef's hat).

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of the Oneida cottage for women at the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Colored bird's-eye map of Oconomowoc and the Lakes Region, Waukesha County. Looking North from Government Hill. Location key below image identifies 24 Hote...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Tree-lined avenue leading to the Cistercian Monastery.

Date: 1851 

Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.

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Roger Baird

Date: 1933 

Description: Roger Baird, 11 years old and a student at Hillcrest School, District No. 6, Towns of Waukesha, Pewaukee, Brookfield and New Berlin, poses on the arched fr...

Date: 1963 

Description: A group of men and women look on as a parade of circus wagons passes through downtown streets, carried on the beds of International trucks. The 25-piece pa...

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