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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Geneva Lake is in the background, left. Roads and sidewalks cross the sweeping, well tended lawns. The desi...
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Williams Bay Depot

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Description: Color postcard of elevated view of passengers arriving on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad train at the Williams Bay station. Many automobiles are parke...
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1905
Description: View across field towards the observatory. Caption reads: "Yerkes Observatory, Lake Geneva, Wis."
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.
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Entrance of Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: The entrance to Yerkes Observatory. Caption reads: "Entrance, Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, at Williams Bay, Wis."
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Exterior of Yerkes Observatory.
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Bird's-Eye View of Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1950
Description: Bird's-eye view of Yerkes Observatory.
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1910
Description: A group portrait of three women and two men outdoors on the steps of the Yerkes Observatory, a facility of the University of Chicago.
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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1936
Description: A view of Yerkes Observatory at Williams Bay, Lake Geneva. It was the "largest refracting telescope in the world," according to "Wisconsin: A Guide To The...
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Locomotive Engine No. 2630

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Description: Left side view of locomotive engine no. 2630, a steam locomotive of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.
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Bay Hill School Classroom

Date: 1930
Description: Ten students sitting at their desks in the classroom at Bay Hill School. Their teacher, Alice Holloway, stands at the back holding a book. Blackboards cove...
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Holiday Home

Date: 1950
Description: View across lawn towards a car parked in front of the main building at Holiday Home Camp. The rambling wood frame building has several sets of stairs leadi...
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Blue Bird Cottage

Date: 1945
Description: A simple wood frame cottage is built into the slope of the hill above Geneva Lake at Holiday Home Camp. A second building is seen in the background.
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Summer House–Conference Point

Date: 1907
Description: Text from front reads: "Summer House–Conference Point, Williams Bay, Wis." In the center is an oval-framed group portrait of 16 men and five women pose in...
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Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago

Date: 1907
Description: Text on front reads: "Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago at Williams Bay, Wisconsin." Founded in 1892 by astronomer George Ellery Hale and fin...
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Athletic Field, Young Men's Christian Association Camp

Date: August 01 1911
Description: Text on front reads: "The Athletic Field, Young Men's Christian Association Camp. Lake Geneva, Wis." A group of young men exercise on on a large athletic f...
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Largest Telescope in the World

Date: August 19 1948
Description: Text on front reads: "Telescope with 40 in. Lens, Largest in the World. Williams Bay on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin." On reverse: "The 40 inch telescope of the...
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Yerkes Observatory Telescope

Date: 1907
Description: Text on front reads: "The 40-inch telescope of the University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The object-glass has a diameter of 40...

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