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Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view down sidewalk along tree-lined street in the central business district. On the right is a large marble building, and on the left si...

Date: 1945-05-13 

Description: Frances Reneau with her son Thomas on her lap seated on a lawn on a residential street. Mrs. Reneau wears a corsage on her lapel and the toddler, Thomas, h...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of a street in a central business district. A streetcar is in the distance and horses and buggies are in the foreground.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Looking east down East Milwaukee Street. Commercial intersection in downtown, with pedestrians walking across the street over street-railroad tracks. The...

Photograph

Steel Shredder

Date: 1930 

Description: Men use a Farmall tractor and a steel husker-shredder(?) on the farm of Robert Rawley.

Date: 1909-11-04 

Description: Color postcard depicting Arthur Pratt Warner of Beloit flying his Curtiss Pusher for the first time, November 4, 1909. Warner was the first person in Wisc...

Date: 1960 

Description: Republican presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon speaks at an outdoor event. There is an airplane in the background. Patricia Nixon is shown seated behin...

Photograph

Dodge Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view over river of Dodge Street in Janesville looking west.

Date: 1902 

Description: A traveling medicine wagon with saleswomen and vendor selling Westmore's Hair Tonic.

Photograph

Borden Condensery

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Borden Condensery and grounds. Snow covers the ground. The right side of the building has two doors elevated above the driveway for a...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Pedestrians and automobiles downtown. A street-railroad track runs down the middle of the road.

Postcard

C. & N.W. Depot

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: An elevated view of a train depot surrounded by a central business district. Horses and wagons are in the street in the foreground.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Street scene with pedestrians near Milwaukee Street bridge. The Hotel Myers is in the background. The Lappin-Hayes Block is seen to the right of the Myer...

Date: 1951 

Description: Tallman Homestead Marker with automobiles in the background.

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Description: View of the bridge over water, with a building behind it.

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Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of the First Congregational Church on a tree-lined street.

Date: 1938-05-27 

Description: Right side view of the engine no. 1277, a steam locomotive of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized view looking down street in the central business district. Streetcar tracks run down the center of the street, and horse-drawn vehicles are on th...

Date: 1960 

Description: Parking lot at the General Motors plant.

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