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Date: 1925 ca.

Description: This map shows township sections, roads, railroads, and lakes. The map also features extensive manuscript annotations noting landownership in pencil. Stamp...


Air Show Crowd

Date: 1955-09-11 

Description: The crowd at "Air Progress Day," an air show sponsored by the Waukesha Aviation Club.

Date: 1912-08 

Description: John Kaminski (the first licensed pilot in Wisconsin, third from the right in checkered cap) with his new Curtiss pusher, the "Sweetheart."

Date: 1871 

Description: This map of Waukesha shows lot owners, buildings, and various plat additions. The margins of the maps include street reference, a Waukesha business directo...


Home Built Heath


Description: Carl, Robert, and Ray Breecher at work on their modified parasol Heath airplane. After months of hard work, the plane was completely destroyed during a tes...

Date: 1934-06-15 

Description: A home built Pietenpol buit by members of the Waukesha Aviation Club after its initial flight. They are Chet Wolt, Jack Leeman, Dean Crites, and Bob Lathro...


Walter's Airline

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Walter Liskowitz of Waukesha in his two-place Standard. This photograph was taken shortly after he organized Walter's Airline to provide service to Chicago...

Date: 1928 

Description: Russell Schuetze of Waukesha with his home built airplane, a single seat Irwin. Schuetze built the airplane (or perhaps some of the airplane) in his father...

Map or Atlas

Eagle Township

Date: 1873 

Description: Plat map of the township of Eagle (T5N, R17E) at a scale of 2 inches to one mile.


Home-Built Heath

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Ray and Carl Breecher's Heath parasol monoplane while still under construction in their father's garage. Despite extensive modification, the plane crashed...

Date: 1889-08-01 before

Description: Exterior and interior menu listing of the Fountain Spring House, with visitors strolling the grounds of a tree-filled park with the hotel in the background...

Date: 1954 

Description: This map of Waukesha shows numbered ward boundaries, roads, and some buildings. The bottom of the map includes a street index.

Date: 1970 

Description: Stereograph view of Oconomowoc.


Golf Course Landing

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: A Standard plane on the golf course of the Waukesha Moor Baths Hotel surrounded by curious onlookers. This landing was representative of the problems encou...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The business card of Waukesha photographer Warren O'Brien, a pioneer in aerial photography in Wisconsin. The illustration shows him sitting on the wing of...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: This map is revised by McMahon Engineering Company, Menasha, Wisconsin and shows plat of town, local streets, concrete monument, iron stake, government sto...

Date: 1965 

Description: This basic street map shows roads, schools, parks and cemeteries and includes a street index in the lower margin. The map also shows a portion of Elm Grove...

Date: 1910 

Description: Street in Genesee Depot, with superimposed biplane flying low overhead.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A demonstration of parachute handling for members of a local YMCA by the Waukesha Aviation Club. The club considered such educational activities for young...

Date: 1931-05-25 

Description: The Waukesha Flying Club and their jointly owned Waco 10. The members are (row 1, left to right) Charles Gittner, Joe Rombough, and Roy Winzenreid and (row...

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