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Loading the Boat

Date: 1928-08 

Description: Men use a derrick to lift a racing yacht from its trailer, obscured by the derrick's winch, onto the car on the tracks leading to Geneva Lake. The boat was...


Working on the Boat

Date: 1928-08 

Description: Members of the crew work on the bottom of a class C boat before the Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta. The Lake Geneva Yacht Club clubhouse is in th...


Wedding Guests

Date: 1912-08-27 

Description: A well-dressed couple stand in the back of an chauffeur-driven open automobile on the drive at Black Point Estate. The woman, who is wearing a very tall ha...


Description: A full room of students at the State Normal(?) School. All of the students appear to be female. A line of possible teachers are in front of the blackboard.

Date: 1973 before

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen, left, poses with her sister, Clara Theresa (Tessa) Schmidt Reese, and brother-in-law Dr. Hans Reese on the shrub-bordered brick driv...


The Whiting House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View from water over boats towards the four-story wood frame Second Empire style Whiting House Hotel standing on the lake shore at Lake Geneva. Several set...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A young man in the foreground, possibly Ernst Schmidt, stands looking out at sailboats on Geneva Lake. In the foreground on the left a woman is on a sailbo...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Walworth County Fair. A large crowd gathers around a carousel.

Date: 1916-09-03 

Description: Ernst Schmidt (1893-1977) and Jean Happich sail the boat "Illiola." Schmidt was a grandson of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, who established Black Point Esta...


Shoreline with Pier

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lake Lawn. Several boats are on the water with a man standing on his sailboat next to the dock. Trees run along the shoreline into the distance.

Date: 1935 

Description: Baby Richard Quinney rides on a full wheelbarrow pushed by his father, Floyd Quinney, across the farmyard.

Date: 1938 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Cream Top Beer, Whitewater Brewing Co." Pictured on the label is a man sitting at a...


City Hall

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view of the facade and side of City Hall. The main entrance is part of the bell tower. Men sit on the bench outside to the right.

Date: 1941-09-04 

Description: Ernst Schmidt, second from left, and two other men prepare to unload a 17-foot Lyman motorboat named "Islander" from an Illinois Central freight car. "Auto...


W.V.B. Holloway

Date: 1946 

Description: W.V.B. Holloway, Richard Quinney's maternal grandfather, sitting at a a table looking at a large book of maps. A phone is mounted to the wall next to him...

Date: 1870 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Whitewater, with insets.

Date: 1967 

Description: Walworth Fairest of the Fair, Governor Knowles and the Wisconsin Honey Queen all holding a bottle of honey at the Walworth County Fair.


Robert A. Taft

Date: 1952 

Description: Robert A. Taft outdoors shaking hands in a crowd after giving a speech in the Municipal Building during his campaign. He was ultimately unsuccessful in his...


Description: A group of adults and children pose for a portrait at a lakeside setting. Four children are sitting on a bench, and a young girl sits on the ground. In the...

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...

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