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Date: 1873 

Description: Detail from atlas of the home of H.M. Curtis who settled in 1840.

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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.

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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: 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...

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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: Alma Schmidt, owner of Black Point Estate, poses seated in a green wicker chair on the porch of the main house. Standing behind her is her son, Edward Schm...

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Landscape view of the pond at the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

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Boat Construction

Date: 1928-03-24 

Description: The "Green Dragon" racing yacht, left and a dinghy under construction at John M. Nelson's workshop.

Date: 1959 

Description: Stanley Zuckerman, Lloyd Barbee, Jackie Robinson, and David Obey. The photograph is inscribed from Obey to Barbee.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Mrs. Conrad (Catherine Orb) Seipp, left, and Mrs. Ernst (Theresa Weikhardt) Schmidt join their grandchildren, from left, Alma Catherine, Clara Theresa (Tes...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Yerkes Observatory.

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Five illegal gambling machines in Gardner's Cocktail Lounge at La Grange, on U.S. Highway 12. There are two 50¢ slot machines, one 25¢ slot machine, one 10...

Date: 1916-07-04 

Description: Catherine (Kate) Bartholomay (1899-1991) stands in dappled shade on the pier at Black Point. She is holding two oars as she prepares to get into a wooden c...

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Reynolds Sisters

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Formal studio portrait of the six Reynolds sisters: Anna, Ellen, Lucy, Hattie, Alice and Nellie. Hattie Reynolds, standing in the back left, was Richard Qu...

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New Dinghies

Date: 1928-04-28 

Description: A trailer loaded with two new dinghies is parked on the brick drive at Black Point Estate. An automobile identified as "Thompson's Ford" is parked behind i...

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The Senta

Date: 1915-09-05 

Description: View across water towards the Senta, owned and skipped by Dr. Otto Schmidt, on Lake Geneva near the Lake Geneva Yacht Club just before the start of...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt poses in the doorway of the playhouse on the grounds at Black Point Estate. He is wearing an exotic native American style costume adorned wit...

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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: A view of Yerkes Observatory at Williams Bay, Lake Geneva. It was the "largest refracting telescope in the world", according to "Wisconsin: A Guide To The...

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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...

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Holloway Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of James and Mary Bray Holloway and their children, Lizzie and Will.

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