Family Orchestra

Date: 1938 

Description: Descendants of Conrad Seipp comprise an orchestra which performed a concert as part of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the construction of t...


William O. Petersen

Date: 1981-06 

Description: William O. Petersen, right, poses with his wife, Jane Browne Petersen, and cousin Ernst Schmidt Reese. Jane holds a package of cucumber seeds and a hand cu...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View from hill, looking northwest, across Geneva Lake from the main house at Black Point Estate, taken in the spring of the year.

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Ouija board and chemistry set in the Quinney farmhouse attic.


Description: A young girl is preparing lunch in a pot on a small stove.


Black Point Estate

Date: 1972 

Description: A winter view of the main house at Black Point, seen from the rear (south), shows the distinctive tower, chimneys and porches. A small one story addition,...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Dr. William F. Petersen, with his son Edward, poses next to a dragon that he created for his sons at Black Point Estate.

Date: 1944-07-12 

Description: Henry Bartholomay, Jr. and his wife, Clara Seipp Bartholomay pose at the corner of the screened porch at their summer home on the occasion of their fiftiet...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: State Normal School in Whitewater.

Date: 1898 

Description: This map shows the contour depths of Delavan Lake and the Lauderdale Lakes in Walworth County, Wisconsin, and includes nine cross sections of the lakes. Ro...

Date: 1930 

Description: Floyd Quinney seated on a covered water-chute while cows graze in the background.

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Work caps, sled, and milk cans in the basement of the Quinney farmhouse.

Date: 1925 

Description: An unidentified man in a buggy stops to water his horse at an old trough in the middle of the road. There is a handbill on a utility pole on the left.


Rhythm Band

Date: 1932-02-22 

Description: A young girl in a frilly dress holding rhythmn sticks sits front and center among the smiling members of the Honey Creek School Rhythm Band. They are all i...

Date: 1982-05 

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen, left, walks arm and arm with her sister, Clara Theresa (Tessa) Reese on the grounds of Black Point Estate. Behind them are two of A...


Ernst Schmidt

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Ernst Schmidt (1893-1977) sits in front of a homemade teepee wearing an elaborate costume of feathers and furs. He is holding a club in his right hand.

Date: 1950 

Description: Richard Quinney posing on the first day of the school year. He is sitting in the driver's seat of a Chevrolet truck in front of his family's farmhouse.


Ernst Schmidt

Date: 1916-07-03 

Description: Ernst Conrad Schmidt (1893-1977) skips the "Water Witch" off the shore of Geneva Lake near Black Point Estate. There is a larger boat in the background nea...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a steamboat landing in front of the Whiting House.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Marjorie Quinney, Richard Quinney's aunt, wearing a stole and a checkered coat, standing behind a Model-T Ford on the family farm with sheds in background.

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