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Date: 1899-01 

Description: Shows lot and block numbers, railroads, ward boundaries, and some landownership. Includes public building index.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Exterior view from street of Rand & Roemer Hardware Co. and Henry Hinrich's Drug Store. Also visible are Rand & Roemer Ship Chandlery (nautical supply), Ra...

Date: 1888 

Description: Overview winter scene with a large group of people skating on the frozen Manitowoc River between the 8th and 10th Street bridges. A dog trots across the ic...

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Men who worked for Schuette Brothers Store assembled in front of the store. There are horses on both sides of the photograph, and the one on the right is p...

Date: 1868 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Manitowoc, with four insets. Manitowoc County.

Date: 1891 

Description: Exterior view of Schuette Brothers Store on S. Eighth Street. There are two horse-drawn vehicles in front of the store. There is a small mannequin in the s...


Karst Family

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Women bringing lunch to the men working in the field. The men are harvesting grain using a horse-drawn grain binder.


Oxmobile "Pioneer"

Date: 1875 

Description: Team of oxen pulling a wagon in front of Schuette Brothers store grain warehouse on a muddy Jay Street. The man standing with the oxen is likely Fred Wilke...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Five dressmakers pose in front of Miss Annie Graumann's Dressmakers Shop.

Date: 1853-09 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, docks, warehouses, and piers near the harbor. The Manitowoc River and Lake Michigan are labeled. Depths are indicated by soundings...


Manitowoc Tanneries

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Composite photograph showing the tanneries of L.M. Sherman and Henry Vits.

Date: 1895-12-23 

Description: Horse-drawn implement makes a cut at a crossing where the tunnel will be made for the Wisconsin Central Railway.


Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870 

Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The schooner "S.M. Stephenson" was built in Manitowoc in 1880, weighing 511 gross tons. Its owner was A. Bigelow.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows the Manitowoc River, Lake Michigan, streets, and buildings. Relief is shown by hachures and soundings are in feet and decimals of a foot. Th...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Schooner coming into Manitowoc harbor.

Date: 1888-04-20 

Description: The launching of the screw passenger and freight vessel, "Petoskey," on April 20, 1888 at Burger and Burger Builders, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: This blueprint map shows lot and block numbers, streets, and right of way for the Two Rivers Branch railroad. The map covers land west to sections 22 and 2...


Harbor Scene

Date: 1887 

Description: Some of the Old-Timers in the photo: Steamers: Petosky (on stocks), Muskegon, Corona, A.D. Hayward, City of St. Joe, Lotus, J.F. Dayan, Grace Williams an...


Piening Home

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The home of Adolph Piening on Hancock Street (near Eight Street). The house was next door to the German Lutheran School and this site now is used by the sc...

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