• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MacWhyte sales employees

    MacWhyte Company

    From left to right: F. D. Holden, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales, Clay E. Wheeler, California regional sales manager, and John E. Painter, Pacific Northwest regional sales manager. 1973. Founde…

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  • MacWhyte employees

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte Suggestion Award recipient MacCune. Circa 1970s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire rop…

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  • MacWhyte employee

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte employee Yen Ho Kim becomes Wise Owl Club Member number 124. “Wise Owl” awards were given to employees who were wearing their safety glasses when a workplace accident occurred. Founded in 189…

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  • MacWhyte employee

    MacWhyte Company

    A MacWhyte retiree. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire rope, aircraft cables, and tie rods were…

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  • MacWhyte employee

    MacWhyte Company

    Louis Morin. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire rope, aircraft cables, and tie rods were produce…

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  • MacWhyte employee family members at company picnic

    MacWhyte Company

    Children line up for a wheelbarrow race at the MacWhyte Family Picnic. Circa 1979. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsi…

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  • MacWhyte employees at company picnic

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte employee family poses at the Family Portrait Booth during the 71st MacWhyte Family Picnic. St. Therese Picnic Area. August 11, 1979. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal…

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  • MacWhyte employees at company event

    MacWhyte Company

    Three MacWhyte employees at a company dinner. December 1978. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire…

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  • Citizenship Day

    Dewey, C. E

    A group of naturalized citizens march in the Citizenship Day parade on May 19, 1940. This was Kenosha's first celebration of Citizenship Day.

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  • Allen Tannery parade floats

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Three parade floats and parade walkers in front of the N. R. Allen’s Sons Company, Circa 1918. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen and Levi Grant, produced l…

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  • MacWhyte factory employee at work

    MacWhyte Company

    A MacWhyte employee tests a wire rope’s capacity. Circa 1960s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wir…

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  • Nash Motors factory interior

    Nash Motors Company

    Two factory workers on the body assembly line of Nash Motors’ Kenosha plant. Circa 1952. Company photo no. 51-184-86. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad…

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