• Frederick Robinson

    The portrait of Frederick Robinson seen here was copied from an old engraving, date unknown. Frederick Robinson came to Kenosha in 1847 when he commenced business here with great success. In 1867, he…

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  • Kemper Hall house

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • American Motors Corporation American Eagle

    American Motors Corporation

    An AMC American Eagle on the assembly line. Circa 1980. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car Company to create the American Motors Corporation. Due to the drop in oil pric…

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  • YMCA from Park Avenue

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Home of J. B. Starkweather

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    Jared B. Starkweather, druggist, came to Wisconsin in October, 1847, locating in Kenosha, where he worked as a druggist in his own business. He held the offices of alderman, school commissioner, and s…

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  • Dynamatic company event

    Dynamatic Corporation

    Dynamatic employees performing in a band. From left to right: John Sheridan (guitar), factory worker; Fred Calvert (accordion); Ralph Howard (singer), foreman; unknown. Henry P. Lundskow, Director of…

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  • Z. G. Simmons residence - March

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • MacWhyte employees

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte Suggestion Award recipient Mr. Zarrella. Circa late 1970s-early 1980s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin i…

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  • MacWhyte sales employees

    MacWhyte Company

    From left to right: John Kaiser, John Painter, and Francis Holden at the 1975 Regional Sales Managers meeting. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Compa…

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  • Market Square 1912

    Eichelman, Ben

    On June 15, 1912, the Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha electric railroad sent its first car into Kenosha, stopping at Market Square. The car shown here is, without much doubt, one of the first cars. This…

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  • Home of Levi Grant

    Truesdell, LaMarsh

    The location of this home in 1875 was on the northwest corner of Market (56th) Street and West Street (11th Avenue). This old home was torn down in 1937-38.

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  • Harbor and the Greyhound wreck

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This view of the harbor is taken from Washington Island, looking west. In the immediate foreground is the wreck of the yacht, "Greyhound," owned by James J. Howe. The people on the wrecked "Greyhound"…

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  • Officers of the first Kenosha County Historical Society

    A photographic group arranged by C. E. Dewey of the first officers of the Kenosha County Historical Society, which was founded in 1877.

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  • Model T Ford

    Howard Posselt - Driving Jack Cahill - Cranking

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  • Aerial fire ladder truck, 85 foot

    Dewey, C. E

    This picture, taken on April 28, 1937, in front of City Hall and the central fire station, was Kenosha's latest addition to its fire fighting equipment, a new 85 foot aerial ladder truck.

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  • Simmons greenhouse

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This shot shows the greenhouse from the opposite side of the Simmons property. Large trees are on a well kept lawn. A large tent, three persons on folding chairs, a grouping of rustic benches, a table…

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  • William Bullen

    William Bullen (sometimes called Wally) was the son of General John Bullen and a brother of John Bullen, Jr. William Bullen was one of the organizers of the Western Emigration Company, which originate…

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  • Seth Doan residence across from Library Park

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Nash Motors factory interior

    Nash Motors Company

    An African American factory worker in the Die Casting Department of Nash Motors’ Kenosha plant. Circa 1952. Company photo no. 152282. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became kno…

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  • Simmons furniture store display

    Simmons Company

    A store display of Simmons Company bedroom furniture. Circa 1930s. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departments as “glamor…

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