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Date: 1876 

Description: This map shows existing and proposed harbor improvements, streets, the Sauk River, and Lake Michigan. On the bottom of the map inscribed in ink is: "44th C...

Date: 1862 

Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment handbill.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard view along icy shoreline of the pier and lighthouse on Lake Michigan at Port Washington in winter.

Book or Pamphlet

Gilson Harvester Attachment

Date: 1910 

Description: Front page of Gilson Manufacturing Company brochure, with the title: "The engine that saves the wheat." Features an image of two men using the attachment i...



Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter postcard view of the pier and lighthouse at Port Washington seen from the icy shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1998-02-06 

Description: "Our waitress at Smith Bros. is Debbie, who tells us she is a grandma with four grandchildren. Surprise! Perch dinners are 16.95. Cod goes for $8.95." ...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Tinted postcard view of the lighthouse at Port Washington. A U.S. flag flies at the upper left.


Description: Letterhead of the West Side Fuel Company of Port Washington, Wisconsin, with cartoon-style drawings, printed in black ink, of workers mining coal with a pi...

Date: 2009-07-24 

Description: "Tello's Grille and Cafe, 200 West Grand Avenue, Port Washington."

Date: 1960-07-27 

Description: View from shoreline at Port Washington south of two ramps within a breakwater. There is a lighthouse in the background. Boats are along a pier on the right...

Date: 1958-01-09 

Description: Elevated view from bluff of the harbor towards the southeast. At the end of a jetty is a lighthouse on the left. The water is frozen along the shoreline. T...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter view of the lighthouse at Port Washington from the icy shore of Lake Michigan. Two people can be seen standing on a pier in the distance.


Polar Bear Club

Date: 1997-01-01 

Description: "This and the following pages show the 'Polar Bear Club' ready for a swim at Port Washington on New Year's Day. Lucky for them, temperatures were in the lo...


Franklin Hoyt

Date: 1862 

Description: Sixth plate ambrotype of Franklin Hoyt (1846-?). Waist-up portrait facing front, with left hand on his lapel. He is wearing a suit, small bow tie, and cap...

Date: 2002-02-08 

Description: "Deb, our waitress, posed with us at The Port Hotel, in Port Washington, WI." From left to right; John Bodden, Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker, Deb, Ralph Widmer, an...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of ice coated pier and lighthouse along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Worker spraying Elm trees with DDT pumped from a tank hitched to the back of a vehicle equipped with a snow plow.

Date: 1989 ca.

Description: This pictorial map shows Lake Michigan, businesses with phone numbers, schools, parks, other points of interest, and includes a brief history of the town....


Description: Memohead of the Wisconsin Chair Company of Port Washington, Wisconsin, with its McLean patented swing rocking chair set against a circular background with...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Turner Manufacturing Company describing repair services for Turner tractors. The top of the advertisement features testimonials from...

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