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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:  date unknown

Description: The home of Carrie Jacobs Bond.

Postcard

Janesville Dam

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The dam in Janesville.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Looking east down East Milwaukee Street. Commercial intersection in downtown, with pedestrians walking across the street over street-railroad tracks. The...

Photograph

Tallman House

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View of Tallman House from front garden with trees.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee Street.

Date: 1960 

Description: Republican presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon speaks at an outdoor event. There is an airplane in the background. Patricia Nixon is shown seated behin...

Date: 1935 

Description: A marker for the first log cabin built in the Janesville area. The cabin was built in 1835 by William Holmes, Joshua Holmes, John Inman and George Follmer....

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Students and adults of the State School for the Blind pose for a group portrait in front of the building.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Aerial view of a residential part of Janesville.

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Dodge Street

Date: 1870 ca.

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

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Birthplace of Carrie Jacobs Bond.

Photograph

Little Stone House

Date: 1841 

Description: Photographic print of a sketch of a residential home titled, "Little Stone House."

Date: 1902 

Description: A traveling medicine wagon with saleswomen and vendor selling Westmore's Hair Tonic.

Date: 1919 ca.

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

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Tallman House

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View of exterior of Tallman House.

Date: 1958-10-31 

Description: View of one of the 14 stations-of-the-cross glass mosaic panels recently installed at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Janesville. In this panel, Christ is...

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Elizah Hudson

Date:  

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Corporal Elizah Hudson, Company K, 13th Wisconsin Infantry.

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Tallman House

Date: 1950 

Description: Interior of the parlor.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Janesville Public Library on South Main Street.

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