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Description: An oval portrait of Emma Seipp Schmidt hangs above a cabinet in the music room at Black Point. A modern style settee stands in the large window bay.


Lake Geneva Bay

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Lake Geneva Bay with assorted homes and hotels, and boats docked at long piers.

Date: 1976-05-01 

Description: A bride walks down the aisle in the United Church of Christ/Congregational Church in Delavan. An usher stands to the right in the background. A painting of...


Train Derailment


Description: Slightly elevated view from bank of workmen gathered at the site of a train derailment. The man in suit and hat at far left is identified as a police offic...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Chevrolet dealership in Delavan in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall. During the 1860s and 1870s the building was known as the...


The Baker Farm

Date:  ca.

Description: Young trees and corn grow in a fenced field in front of a two-story wood frame house, two barns and another building. In the background there are open and...


Cobblestone Hotel

Date: 1932-05-16 

Description: View of the hotel with a telephone pole in front of it, and a parked truck on the right side of the image. One sign on the hotel says, "The Cobblestone Ho...


Honey Creek School

Date: 1932 

Description: An automobile is parked near the entrance to Honey Creek School, District No. 1. The school is a sturdy brick structure with raised basement and hip roof....

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: The rear wheel of a bicycle is visible beyond the small front porch of a small, deteriorating one room school. The main portion of the school building is...


Driving in Delavan

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of a tree lined dirt road from the passenger seat of a Ford Model T, including hood ornament.


Description: A side and rear view of the Cook house overlooking Geneva Lake. The main structure is a two-story frame building with an exposed basement. There is a smal...

Date: 1932-06-28 

Description: J.C. Nisbet (center), an editor of Hoard's Dairyman magazine, addresses a crowd of men, women and children at the Walworth County 4-H Club Picnic at...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: View of a residential street lined with trees, probably taken in early Spring. The home of A.H. Allyn can be seen at left. A covered fountain can be seen i...


Class "C" Boat Race


Description: The start of the Class "C" race of the Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta at Lake Geneva. Ernst Schmidt wrote in a description of this photograph, "5...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: This map shows Black Point estate including buildings and signs, as well as a school and store near the village of Linton, country clubs, roads, Yerkes Obs...


Perfume Factory

Date: 1945-07 

Description: View from side of women sitting in a row working on an assembly line in a perfume factory.

Date: 1918 ca.

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

Date: 1935 

Description: Richard Quinney looks out the window of the farmhouse on his first birthday. Next to him on the windowsill sits a cake with one candle.


Description: A view of a corner of the living room at Black Point provides a glimpse into the music room, at left, and the front hall, right. In the living room is a bo...


Boat Construction


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

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