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Date: 1965 ca.

Description: The Valley Motel and Colonial Restaurant at the intersection of Highways 41 and 29. This motel's postcard boasts that it has a large lighted swimming pool...

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This photostat map shows private claim owners, natural meadows, roads, saw and grist mills, and Fort Howard. The upper right corner includes annotations an...

Photograph

Cotton Residence

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the Judge Stephen R. Cotton residence. The Cotton residence was located at the corner of Jefferson and Doty Streets.

Date: 1961-12-21 ca.

Description: A banner with the text "Titletown U.S.A. Home of the Green Bay Packers" and also an image of Lambeau field over the entrance to a building, very likely Kel...

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Aerial view of buildings in downtown.

Photograph

Eastmen Residence

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the H.E. Eastmen residence. The house was located on the southwest corner of Porlier and Monroe Streets, and later the residence of Mrs. George G....

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the commercial area along the east side of the Fox River.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Filter plant for the Northern Paper Mills under construction.

Date: 1957-02-21 

Description: Interior view of the "TV Center" with the proprietor and televisions on display.

Date: 1959-04-22 

Description: Portrait of Peg Kufrin, a Madison bowler who, with Irene Sullivan, is competing for the women's state Class C doubles bowling championship at the women's s...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of the Fort Howard hospital.

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: 1957 before

Description: Green Bay postcard depicting various scenes in the letters that spell the name of the city. Images include the lighthouse at the harbor entrance, City Stad...

Date: 1930 

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, local streets, railroads, creeks, part of Fox River, and part of the bay of Green Bay. The location of the original fort...

Photograph

Van Drisse Motors

Date: 1960-07 

Description: Mechanics of Van Drisse Motors, a Green Bay Ford dealer, check the engine of Ford Fairlane.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Fort Howard hospital.

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Downtown Area

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Green Bay's downtown area with store fronts and billboards, looking south from the corner of Main Street.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Standard Oil Company's bulk plant on North Broadway Street with trains and tracks, and a train station.

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