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Date: 1931-01-05 

Description: View of the front of the main house at Black Point, which faces Geneva Lake. The open first floor porch has broad steps to the lawn. There is a smaller sec...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Yerkes Observatory.

Photograph

Ernst Schmidt

Date: 1916-07-03 

Description: Ernst Conrad Schmidt (1893-1977) skips the "Water Witch" off the shore of Geneva Lake near Black Point Estate. There is a larger boat in the background nea...

Photograph

Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.

Photograph

William O. Petersen

Date: 1981-06 

Description: William O. Petersen, right, poses with his wife, Jane Browne Petersen, and cousin Ernst Schmidt Reese. Jane holds a package of cucumber seeds and a hand cu...

Date: 1953-10 ca.

Description: A car sits on the drive at Black Point near the distinctive tower at the northwest corner of the house. The trees have lost their leaves.

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior view of the oldest house in Delavan. There are two large trees in the front yard.

Date: 1930-02-11 

Description: View of the Black Point boathouses taken from the frozen ice of Geneva Lake. Blocks of cut ice are in the foreground. A description of the photograph writt...

Photograph

Episcopal Church

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: A view of the facade of an Episcopal church, partially obscured by trees. A house stands to the building's right.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The entrance to Yerkes Observatory.

Photograph

Locomobile

Date: 1931-04-05 

Description: Automobile parked in front of the boathouse at Black Point. The description of the photograph written by Ernst Schmidt states, "A 1924 Loco which I just pu...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Marjorie and Floyd Quinney.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: The rear wheel of a bicycle is visible beyond the small front porch of a small, deteriorating one room school. The main portion of the school building is...

Date: 1973 before

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen, left, poses with her sister, Clara Theresa (Tessa) Schmidt Reese, and brother-in-law Dr. Hans Reese on the shrub-bordered brick driv...

Photograph

Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across water towards the small Geneva Lake steamer, the "Loreley," approaches the pier at Black Point. The captain stands at the wheel. There is a ca...

Photograph

Fifth Generation

Date: 1949 

Description: Zika Bakieff Petersen, center, poses with her two children, Edward and Catherine, on the lawn at Black Point in late summer. The children were members of t...

Photograph

Circus Hotel

Date: 1926 

Description: This old hotel was known variously as the Park, Brick, or Circus hotel and dates from the 1870s. The large brick structure has a front gable with fancy shi...

Photograph

The Senta

Date: 1915-09-05 

Description: View across water towards the Senta, owned and skipped by Dr. Otto Schmidt, on Lake Geneva near the Lake Geneva Yacht Club just before the start of...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Map of the United States with an imprint of Whitewater, Wisconsin and the title "The Only Town on the Map". It was published as a novelty.

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