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Blue Bird Cottage

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A simple wood frame cottage is built into the slope of the hill above Geneva Lake at Holiday Home Camp. A second building is seen in the background.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Normal School located on Main Street in Whitewater. Text reads: Dec. 9 "Dear Duan(??): How would you like to trade schools? This is where I...


State Normal School

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: State Normal School located on Main Street.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Group portrait of nine women and two men at Lake Geneva. Trees are in the background.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: This map of Walworth County, Wisconsin, shows the lakes and streams flowing into the Fox River and the lakes and streams flowing into the Rock River. The d...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The gymnasium for the State Normal School.

Date: 1918 

Description: Three couples posed on a sidewalk in front of a Luick Ice Cream sign. An ice cream parlor is in the background. One man is wearing a sailor's uniform.

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: View from lawn of a man holding the harness of a team of two horses hitched to an open carriage on the brick drive at Black Point. A large group looks on f...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Lake Lawn from the lake. Two turrets or towers emerge above the trees. The word "LAWN" is on the shoreline, toward the left of the image.

Date: 1975-02-02 

Description: Ernst Schmidt, at age 81, sits reading the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" at a table at Black Point. A telephone and lamp with a stained glass shade stand...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Dr. William F. Petersen sits in the doorway of a toy teepee playing with his sons Conrad, left, and Edward, dressed in Indian costumes. Edward wields a toy...


The Gas House

Date: 1929-04-21 

Description: A small, simple wood frame building stands along the brick walkway near the shore of Geneva Lake at Black Point. There is lattice trim under the eaves on t...


Oak Grove Cemetery

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Oak Grove Cemetery entrance gate donated by George Esterly. The Esterly family lot is just inside the gate.

Date: 1918 

Description: Three couples posed in and in front of an automobile, and another man standing next to the car on the left. Trees are in the background.


Catherine Seipp

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Catherine Orb Seipp stands on the lawn at Black Point, near one of the porches of the 1905 "cottage." She is wearing a summer dress with bold bands of dark...

Date: 1942-12-25 

Description: Elevated view of Ernst Conrad Schmidt (1893-1977), grandson of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, sitting in an easy chair reading in his high ceilinged, wood pa...

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: Low flower arrangements decorate a table set for at least 25 people on the screened dining porch at the main house at Black Point Estate. There is a large...

Date: 1956 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, schools, churches, and cemeteries.

Date: 1905 after

Description: An exterior view of the cottage built on the Black Point Estate in 1905. There are several screened porches and large awnings over the main floor windows....

Date: 1949-08 

Description: Brochure for the forty-eighth Annual Regatta of the Inland Lake Yachting Association features a photograph of ten sailboats and a motorized judges' boat. E...

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