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Mail Carrier

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of a mailman dressed in his full uniform gazing at at piece of mail. He carries his mail pouch over his shoulder.

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.


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.

Date: 1955 

Description: This map shows wards and precincts and includes list of polling places by ward and precinct, and list of State Assembly districts.

Date: 1946 

Description: A map showing the roads, railroads, towns, cities and villages, streams and lakes, airports, schools, churches, cemeteries, and golf courses in Kenosha Cou...


I.G. Merrill House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue.

Date: 1924-11-01 

Description: Prescription for alcohol to treat bronchitis written by a Kenosha doctor.


Burgess Home

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Lathrope Burgess home built in 1838.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Engraving of a wooden shack on a Lake Michigan beach surrounded by rowboats, a campfire, and a wooded bluff. Two men stand on the beach near the water.


Durkee House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The Durkee House built by Charles Durkee in 1843.

Map or Atlas

Fox-Wisconsin Route

Date: 1906 

Description: This map, which shows the Fox River and the likely location of a Mascoutin village near Berlin, Wisconsin, was published in the Proceedings of the State Hi...

Date: 1909-05-26 

Description: Unveiling of the Abraham Lincoln Statue in front of the Gilbert Simmons Memorial Library.

Date: 1861-08-24 ca.

Description: Civil War Era Union recruitment poster for Fox River Zouaves.

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View from the shore of Kenosha's North Pier and lighthouse. Waves are breaking on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The buildings of Allen & Sons Tannery

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Pennoyer Sanitarium, later called the Pennoyer Home. The structure was built in 1890 on the north end of Milwaukee Avenue. It was later used as St. Cat...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Slightly elevated view of a feed warehouse at the railroad yards. There is a truck scale with the word "Chicago" in front of the warehouse. A freight car i...

Date: 1921-10-05 

Description: Interior of the company president's office. President Martin P. Winther and a female worker are seated at desks.


Hotel Dayton

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Hotel Dayton in Kenosha.

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