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Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Photograph

Katz Family

Date: 1955 

Description: Portrait of the Katz family (from left): Ruthie, Rosa, Mark, and Arthur.

Photograph

Jessie Jack Hooper

Date:  date unknown

Description: Jessie Jack Hooper sitting in a rocking chair at her home at 669 Algoma Street in front of two windows with heavy drapes and lace curtains. She is stitchin...

Date: 1980 

Description: Portrait of Rosa Katz in her nurse's uniform at Mercy Medical Center.

Date: 1950 

Description: This map of the business section of Oshkosh shows businesses and lot owners. The map is oriented with north to the left and includes 2 "continued inset" ma...

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: View down a road of the Osborn house and barn. To the right is Osborn Avenue. The photograph is taken from South Park, which was once a part of the Osborn...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows the Fox River, Lake Winnebago, streets, and plats. Below the title reads: "N. F.&Co. will make surveys of lands and plat the same in the bes...

Date:  

Description: Interior of Oshkosh Public Library. On the back is the note: Wm. Walker, Oshkosh, arch. 1900 -- cost $55,000. View from large open area towards two ionic c...

Date: 1979 

Description: Katz family portrait at Marilyn's bat mitzvah. Foreground: Ruthie, Rosa, Marilyn, and Sue (daughter-in-law). Background: Bernard and Arthur. Temple B'nai I...

Date: 1856 

Description: View along bridge of paddle boats and ships in the harbor, pedestrians, and the town in the background on the other side of the river.

Date: 1934-10-20 

Description: Photograph submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Group portrait of the six men in Dutch costume and wooden shoes holding musical...

Date: 1937 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Chief Oshkosh, Lager Beer, Brewed and Bottled By the Oshkosh Brewing Company." Print...

Date: 1969 

Description: Four frames from a contact sheet containing images of grape boycott picketers. The picketers are in front of a Krogers grocery store. In frame 34, Sandi Ut...

Date: 1890-06 

Description: This map shows building use, railroads, tramways, lumber yards, roads, watchman’s stations, and steam pipes. Also included is text about buildings, Clapp a...

Date: 1916-08 

Description: Class A sailboats race in the Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta on Lake Winnebago just before a storm breaks. There are threatening clouds overhead.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View from bridge or boat railing of piles of lumber in the Paine Lumber Company yards on the banks of the Fox River. There is a boat house on the left shor...

Date: 1962 

Description: Label for Chief Oshkosh Beer with an arrowhead-shaped shield in the center bearing the name of the brew. There is also a depiction of the brewery with Lake...

Date: 2008 

Description: In 1934, Cook and Brown Lime and Coal built a super-service station with Art Deco stylings at 420 Division Street, which was previously occupied by a small...

Date: 1863 

Description: "Colonel B.J. Sweet's 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Regiments" Lithograph of the 21st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, on Parade at Camp Bragg (now Menomi...

Photograph

Oshkosh Sign

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sign above the main entrance of the Oshkosh Brewing Company, which uses an illustration of Chief Oshkosh as part of its logo. The sign was installed there...

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