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Philip Fox Residence

Date: 1910
Description: Dr. and Mrs. Philip R. and Katherine B. Fox residence at 28 West Wilson Street, corner of South Carroll Street. The house was constructed of Milwaukee bric...

Fishing On Breakwater

Date: 1910
Description: Long row of men in suits and hats fishing on the breakwater.

Refueling a Tri-Motor

Date: 1936
Description: Refueling a Ford Tri-Motor airplane. Because gasoline truck hoses did not have pumps, airplanes were refueled by filling 5-gallon cans and then lifting the...
Book or Pamphlet

Randolph Header Catalog

Date: 1900
Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Randolph header manufactured by the Craver and Steele Manufacturing Company. Features a color illustration of farme...

Train Wreck

Date: May 18 1948
Description: Elevated view of wreck of a Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad freight train. The derailment is so severe that the train station has been knocked off...

Railroad Construction

Date: 1890
Description: Men building a culvert on the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Westerm railway. In the background both horses and oxen teams are being used.

Hiawatha Locomotive

Description: The "Chippewa," one of the Milwaukee Road's high speed Hiawatha locomotives at the Union Station. The station clock tower can be seen in the background.

Hotel Chequamegon

Date: 1885
Description: View of the original Hotel Chequamegon, built by the Wisconsin Central Railroad interests and opened in 1877. It was built of wood with a wrap around porch...

Porter House

Description: View of the William Porter house. A fence is in the foreground. It was built and designed by Lucas Bradley in the cottage Gothic style in 1855.

House in Cassville

Date: 1950
Description: Single-story house with a wrap-around porch and a yard. There is a larger building on the right, and a hill is in the background.

Cedar Island on Brule River

Date: 1930
Description: Cedar Island on Brule River, a nationally known speckle trout stream. The island has native towering white pine and bubbling clear springs. These are some...

Hansen Home

Date: 1900
Description: Slightly elevated view of the residence of Casper Hansen, built in 1858. The home has a white picket fence, and a group of people are posing behind the fen...

Kickapoo Valley

Date: 1930
Description: Elevated view of a town in the Kickapoo Valley.

Cotton House

Date: 1949
Description: View of three women standing in the foreground looking at the front of the Captain John Cotton house. Also known as "Beaupre", this Greek Revival style hou...

Two Men in front of Lodge

Description: Exterior view of a lodge, probably on Rock Island in Door County. Two men pose in front of the building.


Date: 1948
Description: The Waelderhaus, a memorial planned for John Michael Kohler. Waelderhaus is a replica of his family's home in Austria. An Austrian architect was brought ov...

Fountain House

Date: 1878
Description: Exterior view of the Fountain House.


Date: 1841
Description: View across the river towards several residences on the opposite shoreline.

Kohler Arts Center

Date: 1968
Description: Exterior view of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, with several children and adults outside of its entrance.

First Congregational Church

Date: 1854
Description: Exterior view of a First Congregational Church.

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