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Date: 1858 

Description: Drawing of the exterior of the Shopiere Flouring Mill. Several men, some in a horse-drawn wagon are in front of the building.

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Description: View from side of road of intersection with telephone or power poles. In the left foreground is a stop sign, and across the road is a field of corn. In the...

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Description: Letterhead of Champion Buckle of Janesville, Wisconsin, a buckle manufacturer, with an image of leather strapping fastened with a buckle. Various buckles a...

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: 1911 

Description: This map shows streets, railroads, the city house numbering system, and the Rock River. The left margin includes a street index.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Janesville airport during air races including airplanes in the air, the landing field, and airport structures.

Photograph

Vin Fiz Evidence

Date: 1953 

Description: Jesse Brabazon, pioneer aviator from Delavan, displaying fabric from the Vin Fiz, the airplane in which Calbraith P. Rodgers made the first transcon...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Pedestrians and automobiles downtown. A street-railroad track runs down the middle of the road.

Date: 1984 

Description: A reunion of former members of Hangar 13, an organization of Beloit boys that built and raced model airplanes during the 1930s.

Postcard

Railroad Yard

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: A color postcard depicting what was then the "new" Chicago, Northwestern Railroad Yard.

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: Colorized postcard view of the iron works and river. There is another factory on the opposite side of the river behind the trees on the right.

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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...

Date: 1978-06-22 

Description: View of carnival with a water tower in the background. There are trailers, and a carousel is on the left. Carts selling food like popcorn and sausage are p...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Samson nine-passenger automobile featuring a photograph of men and women seated in the car.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Street scene with pedestrians near Milwaukee Street bridge. The Hotel Myers is in the background. The Lappin-Hayes Block is seen to the right of the Myer...

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.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View down Main Street. A group of women are looking in store windows on the right.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Union veterans, some holding a banner reading "Iron Brigade," marching on a downtown street in a parade during a state encampment.

Date: 1952-05-16 

Description: Great grandchildren of Ole Knutson Nattestad, the first Norwegian settler in Wisconsin, Sonja Kay and John Carlton, standing with their parents, Mr. and Mr...

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