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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: 1918 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the facade of the State Normal School. The middle section, including a bell or clock tower, is mostly obscured by trees.


The "Arrow"

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Elevated view across water towards an unidentified man standing on the deck of the steamship "Arrow," owned by Shelton Sturges. It is docked at a pier near...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the main building of the State School for the Deaf.

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: 2004 ca.

Description: Piano in the front bedroom of the Quinney farmhouse.


Mullein Plant

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Mullein plant on the edge of the woods on the Quinney farm.

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: 2001 ca.

Description: View of the countryside landscape from the Quinney farm barnyard.

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...

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...


Ice Skates

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Ice skates hanging from the attic rafters in the Quinney farmhouse.

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: A landscape view toward the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: View of a parlor interior (probably that of Herman Amberg Preus's parsonage) with a bay window and draperies, a statue, plants, an ornate clock on a table...

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