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A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: People seated in a small steamboat tied at a pier on a lake. A flag flies from the bow and there is a two-story frame house on the shore. This photograph m...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Kenosha County's second Court House located at the southeast corner of Market and Sheridan Road. It was built in 1885 and razed in 1925.

Date: 1920 

Description: Don Ameche poses with his junior basketball team at Franklin School. He was ten-years-old and captain of the team.

Date: 1921 

Description: Informal portrait of workers sitting outside the Winther Motor and Truck Company factory. Exterior of factory in background, with a row of trucks in front...

Postcard

Eichelman Park

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The Lake Michigan shoreline from Eichelman Park

Date: 1921 

Description: A side view of vehicle manufactured by the Winther Motor and Truck Company, used to carry employees to and from work in mines. This vehicle was apparently...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The buildings of Allen & Sons Tannery

Photograph

E.G. Simmons House

Date: 1907 

Description: The home of E.G. Simmons.

Date: 1921 

Description: Exterior of Winther Motor and Truck Company factory with a row of trucks in front, and workers posing in front of the trucks.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label for Friarswood Dark Lager brewed by Brewmasters' Pub, Ltd. The label features a drawing of the renovated masonry barn that houses the brew pub.

Postcard

Library Park

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Description: Library Park in Kenosha.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Boys outside tent that has sign, "Boys of the Hawthorne" above its door. This picture is identified as the Chicago Traveling Club's trip #8.

Photograph

Washington Bowl

Date: 1936-06-23 

Description: Velodrome at Washington Park with a "USA Work Program WPA" sign in the infield. Sprinklers are watering the grass.

Photograph

Hole in Ground

Date: 1911-03-09 

Description: View looking down of a man standing among rubble and other debris at the bottom of a "300 ft. by 150 ft." hole in the ground from a powder explosion.

Date: 1921 

Description: Mr. Charles Abbott and another male worker in the Timekeeper's office.

Photograph

Early Fire Truck

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Automobile Combination Chemical Engine and Hose Wagon. When the manufacturer, the Peter Pirsch Company of Kenosha, donated this image to the Historical So...

Date: 1921 

Description: Workers in the Assembly Room of Winther Motor and Truck Company.

Date: 1948 

Description: This map shows a list of polling places by ward and precinct in the left margin, a list of assembly districts, and additional handwritten notes. Lake Michi...

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Description: Exterior view from tree-lined cobblestone street of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. The library opened in 1900 and was funded with a gift of $150,00...

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