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Date: 1946-08-10 

Description: Mrs. Brithe Lothe, age 75, and Mrs. Hannah Haug, singers of Norwegian folk songs. Behind them appear to be two quilts hanging near the exterior of a house.


Description: Angie Vail and Alice Bedard pose in an attempt to break up a staged fight between Robert Vail and Sprague Vonier, while Harold Gauer lies on the ground und...


Koss Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women and two young boys pose in front of the Koss Depot, which also serves as a post office and telegraph office.

Date: 1944-12-27 

Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's New Brighton Works turn 105mm shell cases on a piece of machinery.

Date: 1960-06-26 

Description: Dorothy Palmquist and her daughter Heidi break ground for a temporary chapel at 2001 Martha Lane for the Messiah Lutheran congregation. Watching, from lef...

Date: 1966 

Description: Front cover of an advertising brochure for the 1966 line of International Travelall family wagons featuring color photograph showing a woman measuring a st...

Date: 1960-05-26 

Description: The Three Links Club luncheon was held at the Pilgrim Congregation Church. Some of the attending members include, from left to right, Mrs. Albert Rein, lun...

Date: 1930-07-02 

Description: Governor Walter Kohler Sr. shakes the hand of a young boy, Henry Stoehr. They stand next to Henry Winsauer, and are surrounded by members of the Kohler Jun...


Henry Miller Family

Date: 1902-05 

Description: Henry Miller with his wife, three children, and sister-in-law, Lena Jaeger, chopping wood. Henry is sawing a log, while a woman is cutting wood with an axe...

Date: 1956-03-11 

Description: Actor Ernest Borgnine, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a butcher in "Marty," reenacted his role for a publicity photograph at a groc...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of the exterior of a house with a family posing in front.

Date: 1915 

Description: Vignetted graduation portrait of Miriam Bennett, with graduation cap. Miriam attended Rockford College of Rockford, Illinois.


Swearing Allegiance

Date: 1963-05-02 

Description: During part of a ceremony, citizens raise their right hands and swear allegiance to the United States in the federal building to receive citizenship certif...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard image of Polish opera singer Ganna Walska in front of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy. Ms. Walska was the second wife of Harold Fowler McCormick.

Date: 1903 

Description: Jennie, Florentina, and Edgar Krueger standing in a quarry pond. Jennie and Florentina hold up their dresses, while Edgar plays with a toy sailboat.


Woman on Wolf River

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Woman seated on flat rocks, watching rushing water of the Wolf River.

Date: 1906-08-26 

Description: Exterior view of the punch table at a company picnic under trees. A man stands in the foreground looking at the camera while holding a knife, and the woman...


Business Section

Date: 1921 

Description: Elevated view of the central business district. The Avoca Cooperative Company is on the street corner on the left. Three men congregate near a car parked a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man, four women, and infant, three young girls, and a boy in a yard with chickens and cats. In the background on the right is a photographer's wagon.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of a sewing circle of young girls and women wearing Norwegian costumes.

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