• Thomas B. Jeffery

    Thomas B. Jeffery Company

    A portrait photograph of Thomas B. Jeffery. Jeffery had manufactured bicycles since 1871, and in 1881 formed the G and J Manufacturing Company with partner Philip Gormully to manufacture “Rambler” bic…

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  • Nicholas Pirsch

    Pirsch Company, La Marsh, B

    A portrait of Peter Pirsch’s father, Nicholas Pirsch, a wagon maker in Kenosha. Photograph by B. La Marsh, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Starting in 1857, Nicholas Pirsch began producing fire engines and ladder…

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  • MacWhyte employees at company event

    MacWhyte Company

    Future MacWhyte president Robert A. Cornog gives a speech at a company dinner. December 1978. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosh…

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  • Simmons employee in factory

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons factory employee demonstrating a Simmons Company hospital bed to two executives. Circa 1940s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. The…

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  • Charles W. Nash golfing

    Nash Motors Company

    Charles W. Nash playing golf. Circa 1920s. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad trucks. It was one of many Kenosha automobile producers. Decades later, Cha…

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  • Jessel S. Whyte speaks at company event

    MacWhyte Company

    Families gather to watch MacWhyte President Jessel S. Whyte speak at an outdoor event. Circa 1940s. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to…

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  • Simmons 85th anniversary event

    Simmons Company

    Grant Simmons, Jr. speaking at an event celebrating 85 years of the Simmons Company. 1955. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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  • MacWhyte employees

    MacWhyte Company

    MacWhyte executives with spools of wire rope. 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…

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  • Nash officials view a new Nash model

    Nash Motors Company

    Nash officials at a preview for a new model. Circa 1930s. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad trucks. It was one of many Kenosha automobile producers. Dec…

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  • N. R. Allen, S. Y. Brande

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Residence of Jacob G. Gottfredson

    Truesdell, S. W

    This house was designed and built by Christopher W. George for Jacob G. Gottfredsen, in about 1870. It stood on the southwest corner of Park (Seventh) Avenue and Deming (61st) Street. Jacob G. Gottfre…

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  • Francis D. Holden

    MacWhyte Company

    Francis D. Holden, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales. He worked for the company 50 years and retired in 1975. Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Co…

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  • Sereno Fisk

    This picture of Sereno Fisk was probably taken prior to his arrival in Southport. Sereno Fisk settled in Southport in 1844. He was an investor and businessman, and donated the land on which the first…

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  • W. W. Vincent, Jr.

    Vincent-McCall Company

    W. W. Vincent, Jr. at the desk of his amateur radio station W9YR0.

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  • Jeffery executives

    Thomas B. Jeffery Company, Newell

    The Jeffery management group. Martin P. Winther can be seen in the front row fourth from right; Louis H. Bill, General Manger, fifth from right; John Bjorn, Superintendent, sixth from right; Jerry W.…

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  • W. W. Vincent

    Vincent-McCall Company, Newell

    W. W. Vincent.

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  • Reverend Jason Lothrop

    Jason Lothrop was a Baptist minister and member of the Western Emigration Company, for which he drafted the articles of association. He landed in Pike from Hannibal, New York, on the schooner Detroit…

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  • Entire Dynamatic Corporation personnel

    Dynamatic Corporation

    Individual and group photographs of Dynamatic Corporation personnel in 1947, identified by name and title. This collage was featured in "The Eaton News," a corporate publication. January, 1947. Anthon…

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  • J. B. Starkweather

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Zalmon G. Simmons

    Simmons Company

    Engraving of Zalmon G. Simmons, founder of the Simmons Company. Engraving by E. G. Williams and Brother, New York. Circa late 19th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company di…

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