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Postcard

Elkhorn House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elkhorn House.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View looking up hill, from near the shore of Geneva Lake, towards the main house at Black Point. Doors facing the lake on the first and second floors open...

Date: 1954 

Description: View of a sign to the cemetery that says, "Old Settler's Cemetery 1837-1875, Burial Place of Samuel * Henry Phoenix, Founders of Delavan 1836." The cemete...

Book or Pamphlet

Swan Dive

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Halftone print of two divers in mid-air as other young men watch from the pier at the Y.M.C.A. camp on Geneva Lake. A sailboat is moored to the pier, which...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen controls the sheets on a small sailboat. Her husband, William F. Petersen, sits aft. The child between them is unidentified. The sail...

Photograph

Quinney Family

Date: 1941 

Description: Bridget, Floyd, Katherine (Kate), Earl (Richard) and Ralph Quinney with visiting friends in front of their family's farmhouse.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View of the exterior. The building has a cross-shaped projection at the top.

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Description: A group of adults and children pose for a portrait at a lakeside setting. Four children are sitting on a bench, and a young girl sits on the ground. In the...

Date: 1905-10-07 

Description: Interior view of the Genoa Junction Free Public Library. Reverse of cardboard mounting reads: "Genoa Junction Free Public Library, Genoa Junction, Wisconsi...

Photograph

Children in Rowboat

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen, standing on the shore of Geneva Lake at Black Point, steadies a rowboat with her three sons and two other boys in it. Conrad Peterse...

Photograph

Farm Wagon

Date: 2014-07 

Description: An old, worn farm wagon sitting in a field.

Photograph

Ceylon Building

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The rear view of the Ceylon Building, which was from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The building was later purchased by J.J. Mitchell, moved...

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.

Photograph

Industrial Plant

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the back and side of the plant, which sits next to a body of water. Three young men in bathing suits sit on a wall over the bridge to the right.

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Description: Interior view of the White Memorial Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded with a $15,000 donation from Flavia White. A sign on a bookshelf rea...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a tree-lined residential street with houses visible to the left. Two males walk bicycles down the sidewalk at right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across water towards what may be cottages on the shoreline of the lake. There are stone lined paths, and a pier on the far left. A sign near steps rea...

Photograph

At the Farmhouse

Date: 1968-04-27 

Description: Members of the Petersen family gathered for a meal at the farmhouse, also referred to as the Baker house, at Black Point Estate. The room is open to the ra...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Young Ralph Quinney fills a water trough for a group of Jersey cows on the family farm.

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