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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.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Music recital room at the State School for the Blind with seven rows of seating, a piano and cello. Adorning the front wall is the Latin phrase "Lux Oritur...

Date: 1909-07-17 

Description: Field trip to Emma Willard's home near Janesville by the 18th annual convention of the Loyal Temperance League of Wisconsin. The sign on one of the wagons...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: The Institution for the Education of the Blind where Louisa May Alcott attended school. Writing on the photo reads "Institution for the Education of the Bl...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The residence of Carrie Jacobs Bond. On the postcard the text reads: "Where she wrote 'I Love You Truly.'" There is a plaque on a stone in the front lawn.

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1952 

Description: View toward the kitchen from the first floor hallway.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Several looms in the instructional weaving facility at the State School for the Blind.

Date: 1926-06 

Description: View of climbing plants on trellises along the foundation and porch of a house.

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: View of the Lincoln Bedroom displaying the bed and chair.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: A homestead built in 1844, and hence a "century homestead" in Rock Prairie.

Photograph

Dodge Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view over river of Dodge Street in Janesville looking west.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the town with All Souls Church in the bottom right corner.

Photograph

Charles C. Stone

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Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Charles C. Stone of Decatur, Wisconsin, a member of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1...

Photograph

Yosts Park

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: A boat landing at Yosts Park between Janesville and Beloit.

Date: 1930 ca.

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

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Description: The Wisconsin School for the Blind in Janesville.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Fourth Avenue bridge above the dam.

Postcard

Post Office

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Description: Exterior of the Post Office.

Postcard

Golf Club House

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Golf Club House in Janesville.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Birthplace of Carrie Jacobs Bond.

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