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Date: 1914-06 

Description: The Aerodome, invented by Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as reconstructed by Glenn Curtiss at Hammondsport.

Date: 1909 

Description: Photographic postcard view of the aftermath of a fire. Most of the parsonage is destroyed. There are onlookers on the lawn in front of the house.

Date: 1910-09 

Description: Exhibit of the Champion Chemical Company promoting their embalming fluids. Also presented in the exhibit are caskets and clothing to dress the dead.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a haywagon pulled through a village by two horses. The driver is perched on top of the load. One horse wears a blanket with printi...


Street Scene

Date: 1910 

Description: Colorized postcard of an elevated view of a parade going through the central business district. People in the parade are wearing helmets and riding horseba...


WWI Pilot

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: John Kaminski of Milwaukee in his World War I pilot's uniform.


Main Street

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view down Main Street, with Lake Superior in the distance. There is a cafe on the left and bars on the right. Cars are parked along t...

Date: 1912 

Description: Trout Lake Forest Headquarters, the deer corral, with four fawns. Three of the fawns are eating from a trough, the third from a pail held by a man, who may...



Date: 1908 

Description: Colorized postcard of loggers posing with logs piled on horse-drawn sleds.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: A man is standing on the platform on the top. This postcard has a handwritten notation on the back:

"One of the first forest protection lookouts erected...

Date: 1911-09-14 after

Description: Calbraith Perry Rodgers in a Wright Model B at Appleton Baseball Park. Cal Rodgers, a member of the famous Perry family, learned to fly at the Wright Flyin...

Date: 1931 before

Description: The Frank Braeger is moored on the shore of Jones Island with steam issuing from the pipe, with the crew posing on the boat. In the background a man...

Date: 1911-08-06 

Description: A postcard sent by C.L. (Neal) Harrington to his sister Alice Harrington in Hurley, Wisconsin. A young man stands near a fence on the right, and behind him...

Date: 1913-09-05 

Description: Wisconsin's first air fatality was P.C. Davis, an exhibition pilot from Chicago, who died as a result of injuries sustained during an aerial performance in...


At the Dells

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of people gathered at the shoreline of a lake. One group is launching a boat near the shore. Another group is in a small b...


Flood Scene

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic postcard view of a street scene. Groups of people are gathered along the sidewalks near storefronts. A building on the left has a painted sign...


Wire Grass Men

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a group of men and boys gathered for a meal in a tent. There are benches along the sides of the table. One man sits on a wooden bo...

Date: 1913 

Description: Photographic postcard along shoreline of a group of people fishing at Rudolph Mill. Sherwin Gillett's wife's cousin, William Schmitt, is standing in the fo...


City Dock

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of the City Dock on Lake Superior. There are four boats, and people and cars are on the dock. A sign in the foreground reads: "N...


Harmonica Class

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of outdoor group portrait of the 7th and 8th grade harmonica (mouth organ) class. Sherwin Gillett's son Lorin is identified with an "...

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