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Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior of the factory for the Oshkosh Truck Company.

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Oshkosh from River

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of Oshkosh from a river.

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EAA Convention

Date: 1988-07 

Description: "The Concorde carries 100 passengers, all in first class, and cruises at an altitude of 55,000 to 60,000 feet at twice the speed of sound (1350mph)."

Date: 2003-10-31 

Description: "With continued pain in the right knee, the Fish Fry photographer is slated for a knee replacement on October 28 at The Kennedy Center, Mercy Medical Cente...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Richard M. Nixon welcomed by Barbara Bird, Honey Queen, and Wisconsin Governor Vernon W. Thomson with cheese package at the Oshkosh Airport.

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Description: Side view of an Oshkosh Brewing Company wagon built by A. Streich & Brother Wagons.

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Fox River Bridge

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Fox River Bridge. The Lighting Plant can be seen to the left and Riverside Park at the right. City Hall Tower can be seen in the dista...

Date: 1902 

Description: Two panoramic bird's-eye views of the Paine Lumber Company, including the general plant, sawmill, and lumber yards. Heading at the top says: Home of Wiscon...

Date: 1962 

Description: This map shows streets, points of interest, Lake Winnebago, Millers Bay, South Asylum Bay, Lake Butte des Morts, and the Fox River. The map also includes a...

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Ice and Coal Wagon

Date: 1926-09-20 

Description: Oshkosh Pure Ice and Coal Co. horse-drawn wagon. Note on back: #3, camera pointing west and set 23 feet east of east curb, east wheel of wagon was 3 feet w...

Date: 1937-01 

Description: Elevated view of the interior of Armory B, showing tables with displays, visitors, and an orchestra in the balcony at the First Annual Conservation Show. A...

Date: 1976 

Description: "Experimental Aircraft at the EAA in Oshkosh."

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: An elevated view of the town and river.

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Grand Opera House

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Restored exterior of Grand Opera House from across street.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Elevated view of people in a park along the shoreline waiting for the White Bass run.

Date: 1915 

Description: A view of the North Station of the Chicago and North Western Railway in Oshkosh.

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Description: Letterhead of the City of Oshkosh, Comptroller's Office, with a three-quarter view of the city hall, people standing or walking by the building, and a hors...

Date: 1867 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Oshkosh, "drawn from nature."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hand-colored postcard view of the lighthouse and boathouse at Bray's Point.

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