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Log Cabin with N.G. Willard Family

Date: September 09 1895
Description: Log cabin of N.G. Willard on 80 acres of land. Two women, a young child, and an infant are posing outdoors in the yard. Laundry is hanging on lines on the...

IH Dealership in Oskaloosa

Date: 1939
Description: Exterior view of the Oskaloosa Implement Company, an International Harvester dealership. A group of men and young boys pose near a Farmall A Tractor, and o...

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Date: 1905
Description: A man crouches down for a close look at a 1905 model Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Sam Schuster Residence

Date: July 20 1927
Description: View from street of the front of the home of Sam Shuster at 333 West Washington Avenue.

Central Parking Garage Exterior

Date: December 01 1932
Description: Exterior front view of the Central Parking Garage at 13-15 South Webster Street showing four gas pumps in front. Property owned by George Gill, business op...

Purcell Garage

Date: February 04 1943
Description: Six Chevrolet automobiles (possibly taxies) and 10 drivers holding pledge cards outside the side entrance to Friede Storage Garage (previously known as Pur...

Riley-Bremer-Riley Garage

Date: October 11 1930
Description: The Riley-Bremer-Riley Oldsmobile garage on E. Doty Street began as the Riley Livery Stable when horse-drawn transportation reigned and then transitioned t...

Licari Tire Co.

Date: March 04 1932
Description: Exterior of the J.R. Licari & Son garage, located at 767 West Washington Avenue. The view also includes Trotters Billiards, located at 763 West Washington...

Bicycle Repair

Date: May 23 1957
Description: Three young men repair a bicycle.

Young Children Play in Squalid Alley

Date: 1925
Description: Three young children playing with a wagon in a squalid alley between rows of impoverished houses. Trash and rubble litter the alley.

Home-Built Heath

Date: 1932
Description: Ray and Carl Breecher's Heath parasol monoplane while still under construction in their father's garage. Despite extensive modification, the plane crashed...

Wrecked Plymouth Automobile

Date: March 08 1945
Description: Damaged Plymouth automobile (owned by Raymond White) in O.C. Harris Co. garage on Highways 12-18-51.

Wrecked Buick Automobile

Date: March 12 1945
Description: Wrecked Buick sedan (owned by E.J. Morse) at the Royal Body Company, 9-13 Brooks Street, showing right side damage.

Wrecked Packard Sedan

Date: January 02 1939
Description: Close-up of wrecked Packard sedan in garage.

Burned Out Gateway truck

Date: February 22 1942
Description: Close-up view of the burned out cab af a Gateway truck in a repair shop.

Burned Out Gateway Truck

Date: February 22 1942
Description: Burned out cab of a Gateway truck in a repair shop.

Damaged Car in Schultz Garage

Date: July 09 1941
Description: Three-quarter rear view from right of a damaged car in Schultz Body Co. garage, 1336 Regent Street. A mechanic is standing in the background.

Damaged Plymouth

Date: May 03 1938
Description: Damaged Plymouth in Dickinson Street storage garage.

Weights and Measures Division Truck

Date: February 05 1938
Description: Side view of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Division truck parked in a garage beside measuring device.

Middleton Garage Interior

Date: October 08 1937
Description: Pile of junk in Middleton Garage.

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