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Photograph

Osborn House

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the original house on the Osborn homestead, built in 1844 when J.H. Osborn moved to Oshkosh permanently from New York City.

Print

Ferry Street

Date: 1856 

Description: View from bridge on river. Storefronts and homes line the road that stretches to the horizon.

Photograph

Opera House

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: The Oshkosh Grand Opera House. This is the interior showing the curtain painted by Louis Kindt of Kenosha, which depicts a scene from Goethe's "Herman and...

Photograph

Fox River

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View along the Fox River.

Photograph

Opera House

Date: 1883 

Description: Oshkosh Grand Opera House. The building was started in 1882 and finished in the following year at a cost of $36,000. It measures 60 x 120 feet. This photog...

Date: 1875 

Description: Bird's-eye map after a fire destroyed a large area of the town. In memory of the Great Conflagration on April 28th, 1875. Taken from the North-Side.

Photograph

View of Town

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A view of Oshkosh.

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows city wards, streets, block and lot numbers, cemeteries, buildings, landownership, forests, railroads, a race course, quarries, and orchards....

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Main Street viewed from the bridge. The Revere House is in the right foreground.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: A studio group portrait of the Oshkosh baseball team. All players are wearing formal suits rather than baseball uniforms. In the front row, seated left to...

Photograph

Mears House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Mears residence, located at 71 North Park Avenue. The woodshed of this home was Helem Mear's first studio. Mary Mears wrote her first novel "Emma Lou--Her...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the town.

Photograph

High Street

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereoview. In the right background is the building of the Trade Reporter newspaper at the corner of Main and High Streets; across the street from it is J....

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: A composite portrait of the Oshkosh baseball team, made up of baseball card images of each player and a central image of manager Frank G. Seele wearing a t...

Date: 1890 

Description: A view of the main building on the campus of the State Normal School.

Photograph

Fire Ruins

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the ruins after the fire of April 28, 1875.

Drawing

Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the south side of Main Street.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of Main Street bridge, looking toward a section of the city known locally as Brooklyn.

Date: 1877 

Description: This map shows the Fox River, Lake Winnebago, city wards, lot and block numbers, landownership, selected buildings, railroads, and roads. There are three i...

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