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Drive-In Theater

Date:  

Description: Entrance to outdoor drive-in theater. The billboard reads: "Mid City Outdoor." There is a white picket fence blocking the driveway. In the background are l...

Postcard

Hilton Hotel

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: View of the Hilton Hotel with a stagecoach parked near the entrance.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Third Wisconsin Civil War veterans' reunion, posed on the lawn in front of the Beloit Public Library.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View of the Presbyterian church.

Date: 1970-10-24 ca.

Description: A poster advertising a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at the Beloit College Field House, October 24, 1970.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Colorized image of the Fairbanks-Morse & Company buildings.

Photograph

Porter House

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the William Porter house. It was built and designed by Lucas Bradley in the cottage Gothic style in 1855.

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Beloit, with insets of Beloit College, Beloit High School, and Memorial Hall.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Mrs. Harriet Wood Wheeler, wife of Leonard Hemenway Wheeler, at the age of 74.

Postcard

Emmerson Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of Emmerson Hall on the Beloit College Campus.

Photograph

Model Builders

Date: 1934 

Description: The members of Hangar 13, a group of Beloit youth organized to build and race model airplanes. Conrad Hansen, their organizer, is standing at left in the b...

Photograph

Church Picnic

Date: 1976 

Description: A group of African Americans gathered at a picnic table for an outdoor church picnic.

Date:  

Description: Interior view of the Beloit Public Library. This image is also available as a cyanotype. The reverse of the cyanotype version has a note: "Patton + Miller,...

Date: 1943 

Description: Jesse C. Brabazon, a pioneer aviator from Delavan, Wisconsin, in his uniform as a member of the Milwaukee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

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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.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of the exterior of the Municipal hospital. Flowers and trees are on the lawn.

Postcard

Sigma Chi House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the Sigma Chi House on the Beloit College Campus.

Date: 1890 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Beloit with insets of Williams Engine Works, Eclipse Wind Engine Co., and John Foster & Co.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, land owners by name, local streets, railroads, churches, and part of the Rock River. The map is also indexed by church d...

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