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Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: An excerpt from "Picturesque America", ed. Bryant, (1872).

Date: 1861 

Description: Depths shown by soundings. Shows township and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, and buildings. "Entered according to Act of Congres...

Date: 1854-07-19 

Description: This hand-colored map shows the North and South Pier, the North Pier Bridge, the present Channel, and the Channel to be dredged. Lake Michigan and a light...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Boys outside tent that has sign, "Boys of the Hawthorne" above its door. This picture is identified as the Chicago Traveling Club's trip #8.

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.

Date: 1857 

Description: This map was created from a survey made in December 1855 and shows local streets, proposed roads, railroads, the lake shore, bridge wharfs, the basin, the...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: A tent of the Chicago Traveling Club with a sign on it saying "Always Hungry," and men with walking sticks, straw hats and a flute lounging on the ground i...


I.G. Merrill Home

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill--located on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue--in the winter.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Engraved view of Kenosha harbor. A group of men fish from a pier in the foreground while several boats float through the harbor. A tug is pulling a large s...

Date: 1897-09-17 

Description: Portion of a letter regarding the incorporation of the Badger Brass Manufacturing Company.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: This map shows the dams and locks of the Fox River between Neenah, in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and Kaukauna, in Outagamie County. The cities and villag...

Map or Atlas

Kenosha, Wis.

Date: 1882-12 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Kenosha.

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...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Southport American" Whig Publication

Date: 1845-08-02 

Description: Front page of "Southport American."

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of a large crowd on a pier waiting for a crowded steam excursion boat.


Group Picnicking

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A large group of men, women and children having a picnic under the trees.


Main Street

Date: 1898-05-12 

Description: Shops and stores on Main Street.

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...


St. Matthews Church

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the exterior of St. Matthews Church.

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