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Description: Quarter plate ambrotype exterior view of the Charles Minton Baker residence in Lake Geneva. The home was built in 1854. The house and grounds are shown fro...


Rhythm Band

Date: 1932-02-22 

Description: A young girl in a frilly dress holding rhythmn sticks sits front and center among the smiling members of the Honey Creek School Rhythm Band. They are all i...

Date: 1932-06-28 

Description: J.C. Nisbet, an editor at Hoard's Dairyman magazine, uses a rasp to trim a calf's hoof as part of his demonstration at the Walworth County 4-H Club...

Date: 1930 

Description: Ten students sitting at their desks in the classroom at Bay Hill School. Their teacher, Alice Holloway, stands at the back holding a book. Blackboards cove...


Flower Girls

Date: 1931-05 

Description: Faye Finch, Dorothy Tober and Doris Behling pose out of doors. They are dressed in crepe paper costumes with petalled skirts, leaf bibs and caps with stem...

Date: 1912 

Description: Jesse C. Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in a 1911 Wright Model B, the first Wright plane designed to carry a passenger and a pilot. Previously, the passeng...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A man stands on top of a full hay wagon parked in front of the closed door of a red barn. Above the man a grappling hook full of hay can be seen through th...


Rhythm Band

Date: 1931-05 

Description: Members of the rhythm bands from the Woods and Fontana state graded schools pose outdoors holding their instruments. The children in the front row and on t...


Milking Time

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A man sits on a stool while hand milking a Holstein cow in a stall in a red barn. He is wearing work clothes and a hat. A golden cow and a spotted brown co...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype of Charles Minton Baker. Baker was a lawyer, politician, b. New York City. He attended Middlebury College, Vt., studied law,...


Dunham School Class

Date: 1946 

Description: Students and teacher in the classroom at Dunham School. The room is filled with desks, chairs, books, a blackboard and a globe. Three large window can be s...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Lithographic view of a man in a canoe on Big-Foot's Lake (modern day Lake Geneva) with a small settlement on a bluff overlooking the lake. A group of birds...

Date: 1882-08-24 before

Description: Front cover and menu page from Kaye's Park House, with a lakeside view of the hotel, a paddlewheel steamboat, people in rowboats or standing by a Kaye's Pa...


Getting Water

Date: 1931 

Description: George Stallman and Walter Shinkus pose with a bucket at the water pump outside the Tibbets School. They are "getting water for the school." There are hou...


Honey Creek Pupils

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Students of the Honey Creek School, District No. 1, pose in the school yard. There is a car in the background.

Date: 1916 

Description: An outdoor group portrait of the students of South Heart Prairie School. Identified on the back of the portrait are Eda Papcke, Ella Koestler, Ruth Gutzmer...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: The students of Dunham School pose outdoors with the school building in the background. Identified are (front, left to right) LaVerne Campbell, Mildred Pet...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Dunham School, standing in a grove of trees, surrounded by a fence. Seven children play "Andy-Over-the-Schoolhouse", a game in which they throw a ball over...


Warren Potter

Date: 1932 

Description: Warren Potter, holding a bucket, poses with his sheep and lambs. There is a road in the background and a farmstead on the other side of the road.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Small steam yacht decorated with pennants on Lake Geneva. A small group is at the front of the yacht. Shoreline with boathouses and dwellings can be seen i...

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