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Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The home of Moses Strong, a prominent attorney, politician, speculator and land agent who moved to Wisconsin Territory and settled in Mineral Point in 1836...

Date: 1936 

Description: Sitting room in Polperro House. Rocking chairs and a bench are by the fire in the fireplace. A corner china cabinet is on the right near a window.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The home of Moses Strong, a prominent attorney, politician, speculator and land agent who moved to Wisconsin Territory and settled in Mineral Point in 1836...

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Fountain Street

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Fountain Street looking west.

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Mineral Point Jail

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Reportedly the first jail to be built in Wisconsin, this jail was built somewhere between 1830 and 1835 from hewn logs. Iowa County was organized within th...

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Garden City Brewery

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Garden City Brewery, built in 1854.

Date: 1954-07-05 

Description: A scene from the Mineral Point Players' production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." James Dolan enacts the role of Moonlight by standing on an...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The home of Moses Strong, a prominent attorney, politician, speculator and land agent who moved to Wisconsin Territory and settled in Mineral Point in 1836...

Date: 1936 

Description: Kitchen at Polperro House. Near the window is a chair and a butter churn. In the center is a woodburning stove, with a firewood box behind it against the w...

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Odd Fellows Hall

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Odd Fellows Hall, built in 1838, was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains. The cornerstones were laid by P.G. Sire Thomas Widley, foun...

Date: 1962-06-16 

Description: View looking toward the ruins of Old Walker Hotel.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A cottage on the corner of Fountain Street and Chestnut Street.

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Polperro House

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: A restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, on Shake Rag Street. The house was temporarily covered with siding, but after restoration the siding was...

Date: 1936 

Description: Bedroom in Polperro House with a canopy bed set into a dormer with a window. A quilt is on the bed, a bedside table on the left, and a dresser on the far w...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: A street in Mineral Point, looking north.

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: The patio area of a Cornish house.

Date: 1932 

Description: The home of Joseph Gundry, a dry goods merchant. The house was later acquired for use as a museum by the Mineral Point Historical Society.

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S.C. Thomas House

Date: 1898 

Description: The home of S.C. Thomas.

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Railroad Depot

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Railroad depot taken as part of a survey by the Wisconsin Power and Light Company to promote economic development by emphasizing available buildings and bu...

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