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Entry Hall

Date: 1942 

Description: A portrait of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt hangs in the front hall of Black Point. A handwritten caption which accompanies the photograph states: "Portrait above —...

Photograph

The "Nepenthe"

Date: 1928-07-04 

Description: View from shoreline of the motor launch "Nepenthe," owned by Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, resting at the pier at Black Point on Geneva Lake. The boat is "dressed"...

Date: 1942 

Description: A grandfather clock stands to the left of the stairway in the front hall of Black Point. There is a paneled door in the background and a settee on the righ...

Date: 1942 

Description: Two tall bookcases stand against the far wall in the living room at Black Point. A portrait of Conrad Seipp hangs on that wall. A large bouquet in a tall v...

Photograph

Pier at Black Point

Date: 1922-07-15 

Description: A description of this photograph written by Ernst Schmidt reads, "The Black Point Pier on Saturday, July 15, 1922, just before the start of a class "C" rac...

Photograph

Sailing the "Senta"

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, far left, is helmsman for the "Senta," sailing with a crew of three on Geneva Lake. Dr. Schmidt was the husband of Emma Seipp Schmidt,...

Date: 1909 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Lake Geneva from the south extending to Waukesha and Milwaukee in the north. Delavan Lake and Lake Como are identified. Several electric...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The house at Black Point, identifiable by its tower, stands above the frozen waters of Geneva Lake. Light snow covers the ground. There is a dog on the ice...

Photograph

Sailing the "Senta"

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View across water of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, second from right, sitting at the helm of the "Senta," with a crew of four. Dr. Schmidt was married to Emma Seipp...

Date: 1942 

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.

Date: 1918 

Description: Three couples posed in and in front of an automobile, and another man standing next to the car on the left. Trees are in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A boy holding a dog stands behind a rustic railing on a bridge over a man-made cut in a hill at Black Point. A girl and dog stand on the trail below. Bould...

Photograph

The Arthur Kaye

Date: 1898 before

Description: View across water towards men and women in fine clothes posing on the deck of the steamer Arthur Kaye, which is docked at a pier on Geneva Lake. Nam...

Date: 1942-12-25 

Description: Elevated view of Ernst Conrad Schmidt (1893-1977), grandson of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, sitting in an easy chair reading in his high ceilinged, wood pa...

Photograph

The "Cygnet"

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across water towards the steam launch "Cygnet" with enclosed cabin and smokestack. The "Cygnet" belonged to H.A. Beidler, who developed Cedar Point ne...

Date: 1942 

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...

Postcard

Harrose Hall

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Hand-colored postcard of the "Residence of H. G. Selfridge, Lake Geneva, Wis." The large Tudor influenced house has three stories and features a tall chimn...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The N.K. Fairbanks estate, "Butternuts."

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Outdoor informal group portrait of four women standing together at Lake Geneva. Trees are in the background.

Photograph

Wedding Day

Date: 1966-09-10 

Description: Bride Catherine Bakieff Petersen and groom Peter Seipp Goltra, left, pose with their wedding party under the crystal chandelier in the music room at Black...

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