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Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Group of men on a life saving crew launching a row boat into Lake Michigan. A long pier with a lighthouse at the end bisects the image.

Date: 2008 

Description: The service station located at 908 North Eighth Street, opened in 1927. It was, according to one of its opening-day advertisements, "made and dressed up as...

Date: 1934 

Description: This illustration shows how many pounds per barrel of different Rahr Special Malts are needed to brew Munich, Bock and Kulmbacher style beers.

Photograph

Highway Detour Sign

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Detour sign posted by the Wisconsin Highway Commission, the predecessor of the Department of Transportation, in Manitowoc showing a confusing detour route...

Photograph

S.S. Hyacinth

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Description: Elevated view across river of the S.S. Hyacinth of the U.S. Lighthouse Service being repaired at the Manitowoc Ship Building Company dock. The Fr...

Date: 1951 

Description: Water depths shown by bathymetric tints, isolines, and soundings. Relief shown by contours. "Soundings in feet." "Aids to navigation corrected to May 4, 19...

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Description: Letterhead of the National Tinsel Manufacturing Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, with images of tinsel products, including a packaged tinsel garland; ribbo...

Date: 1888 

Description: Elevated view of a large group of people skating on the frozen Manitowoc River between the 8th and 10th Street bridges. A dog trots across the ice near the...

Postcard

View

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Two Rivers.

Photograph

Kiel Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The Kiel Hotel.

Date: 1924 

Description: View of the front of the public school, a three-story brick building. Wooden buildings are in the background on the left. In the foreground is a barbed-wir...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Interior view of Schuette Brothers grocery department. Among the items for sale are grapefruit, apples, bananas, dates, and figs. There is a Jell-O adverti...

Date: 1937 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Deegan Old Premium Pale Beer, made by Bleser Brewing Co." In the center of the label...

Photograph

Barn Raising Bee

Date: 1906-11-02 

Description: Group of people assembled in front of and on the frame of a barn being raised at M.T. Cooney's.

Date: 1911 

Description: Shows routes, post offices, schools, churches, houses, roads, and collection boxes of the rural delivery service of Manitowoc County. Bottom margins read:...

Photograph

Rahr Civic Center

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Rahr Civic Center where the museum of the Manitowoc Historical Society is housed.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Back of card reads:

"One of the Everglade appearing sloughs running along for miles parallel with the Lake Michigan shore — This view seen from the park...

Photograph

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...

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Manitowoc.

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