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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Battle Hollow

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: The site of the encounter between Black Hawk and his followers and General Henry.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: People seated in a small steamboat tied at a pier on a lake. A flag flies from the bow and there is a two-story frame house on the shore. This photograph m...

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Leet Home

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Leet house, site of the first town meeting of the Township of Somers.

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Description: Exterior view of park in front of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library, with the Soldiers and Sailors monument. The library opened in 1900 and was funded...

Date: 1921 

Description: Interior of the Winther Motor and Truck Company factory showing finished truck frames.

Date: 1918-03-09 

Description: Advertisement for a truck made by the Winther Motor Truck Company. Headline says, "Built for the Service - Trucks Now Must Yield".

Date: 1974-08 

Description: View down double set of railroad tracks towards a Milwaukee Road train, with the engineer about to board. Other men are standing in the background.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Chicago Traveling Club, trip #8, to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. The campers are seated at a long table preparing to eat an outdoor meal.

Postcard

Library Park

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Description: Library Park in Kenosha.

Date: 1921 

Description: Men working on a tire press in the Winther Motor Company factory.

Date: 1973 ca.

Description: Map shows sections, trails, roads, and locations of ancient burial grounds, hills, groves, and settlers. Printed in brown ink.

Postcard

Hotel Dayton

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Hotel Dayton in Kenosha.

Date: 1921 

Description: A man uses a post hole digger manufactured by the Winther Motors Inc., factory.

Date: 1921 

Description: Men working in the Spring Department at Winther Motor and Truck Company.

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General View

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the railroad yards. There are numerous sheds and buildings, and piles of fuelwood and lumber. Freight cars are lined up on the tracks in f...

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

Map or Atlas

Kenosha, Wis.

Date: 1882-12 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Kenosha.

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Kellogg Tavern

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A large wooden classical revival style building identified as the Kellogg Tavern in Kellogg's Corner, part of Somers township.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The buildings of Allen & Sons Tannery

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