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Photograph

Schooner on River

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Cyanotype of a river with a two-masted schooner.

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Description: Pilot Louis Kakuk, manager of the Manitowoc Airport, with his Waco airplane. Kakuk's career followed a typical pattern for aviators, moving from the freewh...

Photograph

Manitowoc Shipyards

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the shipyards with the Badger State cement plant in background.

Date: 1941-07-08 

Description: A boy rides his bike as if leading a fleet of cars, with the Lake Michigan ferry blowing smoke in the background.

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows streets, docks, warehouses, and piers near the harbor. Relief is shown by hachures and depths are shown by soundings and isolines. Lake Mich...

Date: 1892 

Description: Group of schoolchildren posed sitting and standing on a fallen tree trunk. They are dressed in their finest clothes for a school photograph. One of the boy...

Date: 1911-02-28 

Description: Studio portrait of Rose and Louis Meyer's wedding party. Rose Swetlik (1892-1968) married Louis Meyer (1887-1949), a farmer, on February 28, 1911 in Kossut...

Date: 1961 

Description: Teacher Richard Vaughan answers a question for one of the six resident children who took the opportunity offered by the 1961 Manitowoc Summer School to lea...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows the Manitowoc River, Lake Michigan, streets, and buildings. Relief is shown by hachures and soundings are in feet and decimals of a foot. Th...

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Description: Exterior view of the Manitowoc County Courthouse featuring a glass dome.

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: 1954 

Description: View from across street of church entrance along road.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: St. James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc.

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Description: Manitowoc and Two Rivers Railway streetcar full of passengers.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows streets, piers, and wharves. Lake Michigan, the Manitowoc River, and select buildings are labeled. Relief is shown by hachures and sounding...

Photograph

Harbor Scene

Date: 1887 

Description: Some of the Old-Timers in the photo: Steamers: Petosky (on stocks), Muskegon, Corona, A.D. Hayward, City of St. Joe, Lotus, J.F. Dayan, Grace Williams an...

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Description: Exterior view of two buildings which comprise Holy Family Hospital.

Date: 1897-05-15 

Description: Elevated view of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway yards looking northwest. The elevator of the Northern Grain Company is in the middle distance.

Date: 1984-02-12 

Description: A man shows his cow in front of Penneys during an auction held at the Mid-Cities Mall.

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