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Photograph

Ernst Shaving

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt shaving using a straight razor in front of a small mirror. The mirror hangs on the wall next to a window. His shaving brush rests on a drop f...

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: 1980 ca.

Description: Alma Schmidt, owner of Black Point Estate, poses seated in a green wicker chair on the porch of the main house. Standing behind her is her son, Edward Schm...

Date: 1959 ca.

Description: This map of Lake Geneva has relief shown by contours and water depths shown by isolines. The map includes an index of schools, churches, public services, i...

Photograph

Boat Construction

Date: 1928-03-24 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Mrs. Conrad (Catherine Orb) Seipp, left, and Mrs. Ernst (Theresa Weikhardt) Schmidt join their grandchildren, from left, Alma Catherine, Clara Theresa (Tes...

Date: 1916-07-04 

Description: Catherine (Kate) Bartholomay (1899-1991) stands in dappled shade on the pier at Black Point. She is holding two oars as she prepares to get into a wooden c...

Photograph

New Dinghies

Date: 1928-04-28 

Description: A trailer loaded with two new dinghies is parked on the brick drive at Black Point Estate. An automobile identified as "Thompson's Ford" is parked behind i...

Photograph

The Senta

Date: 1915-09-05 

Description: View across water towards the Senta, owned and skipped by Dr. Otto Schmidt, on Lake Geneva near the Lake Geneva Yacht Club just before the start of...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt poses in the doorway of the playhouse on the grounds at Black Point Estate. He is wearing an exotic native American style costume adorned wit...

Photograph

At the Farmhouse

Date: 1968-04-27 

Description: Members of the Petersen family gathered for a meal at the farmhouse, also referred to as the Baker house, at Black Point Estate. The room is open to the ra...

Photograph

Catherine Seipp

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Catherine Orb Seipp (1846-1920), the widow of Conrad Seipp, poses beneath a chestnut tree in full bloom at Black Point Estate.

Photograph

Rex

Date: 1916 

Description: A small dog is photographed in profile as he "sits up." He is wearing a studded collar.

Photograph

Ceylon Building

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The rear view of the Ceylon Building, which was from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The building was later purchased by J.J. Mitchell, moved...

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...

Photograph

Alma Schmidt

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Alma Schmidt poses seated outdoors wearing a light summer dress. Her face is in profile.

Book or Pamphlet

Lake Geneva Title Page

Date: 1904 

Description: Title page of a picturesque and descriptive book about Lake Geneva showing two steamboats "Lady Of The Lake" and "Lucius Newberry".

Date: 1890 before

Description: Elevated view from shoreline of two side wheeled steamboats, the "Lucius Newberry," left, and the "Lady of the Lake," docked at Geneva Lake. Other smaller...

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...

Painting

Reid Residence

Date: 1892 

Description: A watercolor drawing by Mrs. James Reid the sister-in-law of William Reid, the homeowner.

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