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Photograph

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: 1956 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, schools, churches, and cemeteries.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Semi-circle of group in yard with a baby carriage in the middle. A large wood frame house with carpenter's lace on its porch is behind them. The third man...

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Carpet beater on the basement wall of the Quinney farmhouse.

Date: 1929-08 

Description: William Otto Petersen sits on his mother's lap as they ride inside a passenger launch on Geneva Lake. One of William's older brothers sits on the right. Th...

Photograph

Honey Creek Pupils

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Students of the Honey Creek School, District No. 1, pose in the school yard. There is a car in the background.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Main Street, with Hotel Sharon visible among the line of storefronts.

Photograph

Bridle

Date: 2001 ca.

Description: Bridle hanging from the rafters of the barn on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1916-09-03 

Description: Ernst Schmidt (1893-1977) and Jean Happich sail the boat "Illiola." Schmidt was a grandson of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, who established Black Point Esta...

Photograph

Race Judges

Date: 1925-08 

Description: The judges for the 1925 Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta held at Lake Geneva are shown aboard Commodore Colonel William Nelson Pelouze's steamer "F...

Photograph

The Baker Farm

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Young trees and corn grow in a fenced field in front of a two-story wood frame house, two barns and another building. In the background there are open and...

Map or Atlas

Map of Lake Geneva

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A map of Lake Geneva, including the villages of Williams Bay and Fontana, and a portion of the city of Lake Geneva. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway li...

Photograph

Robert A. Taft

Date: 1952 

Description: Robert A. Taft outdoors shaking hands in a crowd after giving a speech in the Municipal Building during his campaign. He was ultimately unsuccessful in his...

Photograph

Locomobile

Date: 1928-11-12 

Description: A 1922 Locomobile (foreground) and a 1917 model of the same make are parked near the main house at Black Point Estate. Geneva Lake is in the background.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: The Christian Keyser Preus family posed in the yard of the Spring Prairie parsonage with horse-drawn vehicles, and ducks. Behind them is a rural frame hous...

Photograph

Delavan Lake

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the north shore of Delavan Lake with a lighthouse in the background. Also known as "Red Top" and "L. P. Sutter's"

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Five illegal gambling machines in Gardner's Cocktail Lounge at La Grange, on U.S. Highway 12. There are two 50¢ slot machines, one 25¢ slot machine, one 10...

Photograph

Hotel and Motorcar

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from street of hotel with balcony above entrance on corner, and a clock tower. Motorcar with several people are on the left.

Photograph

William O. Petersen

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: William O. Petersen, youngest son of William F. and Alma Schmidt Petersen, plays at the Geneva Lake shore. There is a picnic basket in the background and a...

Photograph

The Farmhouse

Date: 1941-03-09 

Description: The farmhouse on Black Point Estate, a two-story wood frame structure painted a dark color with lighter trim. A portion of the barn is on the right.

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