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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:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view includes farm and orchards, surrounded by neighborhoods. A water tower is on the upper left half.

Photograph

Astor Bank

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Astor Bank vault, built by John Jacob Astor in Green Bay.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Seven men hold the original flag from Perry's Victory. The men stand on the flagship "Niagara" to celebrate the centennial of the victory. The men are (lef...

Date: 1896 

Description: View of W.E. Duncan's coal docks.

Date: 1921 

Description: This map shows various zones in a proposed city ordinance. Also shown are creeks, streets, parks, hospitals, cemeteries, and the Fox River. A legend is in...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Elevated view of East Green Bay, Fox River, and various buildings belonging to the manufacturing industry.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Hoberg Paper and Fibre Company buildings along the East River.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Main Street and Green Bay House seen from the top of the Beaumont House.

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Restored Fort Howard hospital, surgeon's quarters.

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Description: Letterhead of the Farmers Exchange Bank of Green Bay, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the bank building and people walking on the sidewalk. There a...

Photograph

Tank Cottage

Date: 1955 

Description: View of the Tank cottage. The cottage was built in 1776 by Joseph Roi, a fur trader, who lived in it until 1805 when it was purchased by Jacques Porlier. L...

Date: 1963-01 ca.

Description: A shiny sticker for the inauguration of Wisconsin Governor John W. Reynolds (4/4/1921 – 1/6/2002), Jr. that highlights his status as a native of "Titletown...

Historical Object

Beaver Top Hat Edge

Date:  date unknown

Description: The frayed edge of a top hat made from beaver felt, worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Fort Howard Hopital,with an antique dealer next door.

Photograph

Moravian Church

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Exterior of Moravian Church.

Photograph

Land Agent Building

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: View of the J.S. Baker, Land Agent, office building and the adjacent New England House.

Date: 1905-11-10 ca.

Description: A motor boat, named "Quo Vadis", in the lake in front of St. Joseph's orphan asylum.

Date: 1970-07-20 

Description: Packer fans, despite bad weather, wait in line Sunday outside The Milwaukee Journal Company building to wait for Monday's football ticket sale. First in li...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Rhode residence.

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