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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The Main Street Building, which contained John Dudley's Dry Goods Store, a bank, and a drugstore.

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A view of the "Mound".

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A. Rollins

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Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of A. Rollins from River Falls, Wisconsin in Civil War era uniform. His company and regiment are unknown.

Date: 1886 

Description: View of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad drawbridge and trestle.

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Canty House

Date: 1938 

Description: View of the Thomas Canty house.

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Warehouse

Date: 1932 

Description: View of multiple old warehouses on the levee.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of multiple buildings and piers taken from the Burlington Railroad bridge.

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Warehouse

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of a warehouse on the levee, built in 1856.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fred Brendemuehl and Emil Lubich in front of Brendemuehl's feed mill.

Date: 1911 

Description: A college student sets out to class in zero degree weather. He is holding his books, wearing a hat and gloves, and has a scarf wrapped around his neck.

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Description: Living room scene in the Jacobson home, with a blurred image of a man running in front of the camera. A woman sits at a piano while three men are posed at...

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Description: Letterhead of Chas. Fresse of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, a dealer in harnesses, saddles, and other equestrian equipment, printed in dark blue ink, with an image...

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