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At the Farmhouse

Date: 1968-04-27 

Description: Members of the Petersen family gathered for a meal at the farmhouse, also referred to as the Baker house, at Black Point Estate. The room is open to the ra...

Date: 1941-09-04 

Description: Ernst Schmidt, second from left, and two other men prepare to unload a 17-foot Lyman motorboat named "Islander" from an Illinois Central freight car. "Auto...

Date: 1942-01-04 

Description: A winter view of the farmhouse at Black Point Estate after completion of an addition, seen on the left. The addition included a full two-story portion as w...


Lake Geneva

Date: 1933-07-05 

Description: View from beach of people swimming. Some are standing in the sand, and some are on the diving pier out in the water. On the left is part of a water slide.

Date: 1902 

Description: A map of Lake Geneva and Lake Delavan, also including Lake Como.


Industrial Plant

Date: 1900 after

Description: A view of the back of the industrial plant structure and a creek.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front view of a high school with trees on either side.

Date: 1934 

Description: Richard Quinney as a baby held by his father, Floyd Quinney, in the family's farmyard.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The N.K. Fairbanks estate, "Butternuts."

Date: 1907 

Description: A map of Lake Geneva and Lake Delavan, including Lake Como.


Industrial Plant

Date: 1900 after

Description: A view of the back of an industrial plant and a nearby creek. A smoke stack is visible on the left.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The entrance to Yerkes Observatory.

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Richard Quinney's mother, Alice Marie Holloway, as a girl.


On a Free Run

Date: 1925-08 

Description: The Senta II, right, leads the Deltox, of Oshkosh, in one of the races at the Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta at Lake Geneva. Both b...

Date: 1936 

Description: Young Richard Quinney and his new brother Ralph seated on their father's lap in a chair on the farmhouse's porch.


Ernst Shaving

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt shaving using a straight razor in front of a small mirror. The mirror hangs on the wall next to a window. His shaving brush rests on a drop f...

Date: 1922 

Description: Young Edward Petersen (1921-2013) poses sitting in a wicker highchair on the porch at Black Point. He is the son of William F. and Alma Schmidt Petersen an...


Sailing the "Senta"

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View across water of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, second from right, sitting at the helm of the "Senta," with a crew of four. Dr. Schmidt was married to Emma Seipp...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Four children ride in the box of a horse-drawn sled along with four milk cans. The driver holds the reins of the two horses. One child is perched on a can....


Doll House

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: A close-up view of the kitchen of an antique doll house at Black Point Estate shows partial exterior walls of fretwork and columns decorated with draperies...

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