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Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the buildings along Main Street.

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...

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: 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:  date unknown

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

Date:  

Description: Weed control unit of the Rock County Highway Department showing the equipment used to spray weeds along the highways.

Date: 1909-07-17 

Description: Field trip to Emma Willard's home near Janesville by the 18th annual convention of the Loyal Temperance League of Wisconsin. The sign on one of the wagons...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view from street of the Catholic Church and Parsonage on a tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, land owners by name, local streets, railroads, churches, and part of the Rock River. The map is also indexed by church d...

Photograph

Bank Block

Date: 1912 

Description: View across lawn of a commercial block, including the Farmers Merchants Bank, general store, and meat market. Horses and wagons, and an automobile are park...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline down Rock River, with the Northwestern Railway bridge and Beloit College in the far background.

Postcard

Hilton Hotel

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: View of the Hilton Hotel with a stagecoach parked near the entrance.

Date:  date unknown

Description: In the foreground, Erik Jensen, a minister with his hat in hand, shakes K. Doxstad's hand. Nearby a toddler pulls his own baby carriage. Two carriages, a b...

Postcard

Union Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Union Depot.

Date: 1931-09-21 

Description: View from road of storm damage to a farm. The barn roof has blown off. Men are working on the roof, which has exposed roof timbers. In the foreground are t...

Date: 1959 

Description: Interstate construction at the Colley Road and I-90 overpass in Rock County. The contractor is Shappert Engineering Company.

Date: 1898-08 

Description: The stables at the Milton House. The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Jo...

Photograph

Railroad Wreck

Date: 1877 before

Description: Railroad wreck on the W.U. Road, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Dodge Street

Date: 1870 ca.

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

Date:  

Description: View across small section of road (Huebbe Parkway?) towards a mowed field. A large power or telephone tower rises above a group of trees, and more towers a...

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