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Lake Geneva Downtown Restaurants

Date: 1920
Description: Downtown view. On the left side of the street is a restaurant, a photography store, a drugstore, and an ice cream parlor. On the right side is another ice...

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...


Description: Iceboats at Williams Bay on Lake Geneva.

Snow in Whitewater

Date: March 1881
Description: Winter scene looking north along First Street to its intersection with Main Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin. Shows aftermath of a big snowstorm which occurre...

Reid House

Date: 1842
Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.

Ballplayer at Bat

Date: June 07 1900
Description: The faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater play a game of baseball.

Football Team

Date: 1899
Description: Group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of members of a Whitewater, Wisconsin football team.

Jesse Brabazon in Wright Model B

Date: 1912
Description: Jesse C. Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in a 1911 Wright Model B, the first Wright plane designed to carry a passenger and a pilot. Previously, the passeng...
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Delavan

Date: 1884
Description: Bird's-eye map of Delavan with inset of the State Institute for Deaf and Dumb.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Lake Geneva

Date: 1882
Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Geneva, looking southwest, with insets of points of interest.
Map or Atlas

View of the City of Whitewater

Date: 1885
Description: Bird's-eye map of Whitewater with insets of points of interest.
Map or Atlas

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Date: 1871
Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Geneva.

Pi Lambda Phi Spring Formal

Date: May 21 1938
Description: Group portrait of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity spring formal at Lake Lawn Hotel.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Whitewater

Date: 1870
Description: Bird's-eye view of Whitewater, with insets.

Bird's-Eye View of Lyons

Date: 1909
Description: Bird's-eye view of Lyons, "a village of natural environments, choice residence locations, desirable factory sites" from a pamphlet distributed by the Lyons...

Williams Bay Depot

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

H. Sveren Farm

Description: H. Sveren farm with the family standing in the foreground and a dog, farm buildings and fences in the background. Walworth Co.

School for the Deaf — Exterior

Date: 1893
Description: Exterior view of the main building of the State School for the Deaf.

Auditorium at the School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Auditorium at the State School for the Deaf; the stage is dressed with a 'nature' backdrop.

Art Class at the State School for the Deaf

Date: 1893
Description: Female students practice painting and drawing in an art class session at the State School for the Deaf as a teacher assists in the background.

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