• 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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  • Gilbert Vincent

    Vincent-McCall Company

    A portrait of Gilbert Vincent.

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  • Allen Tannery exterior

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    Looking east at the Kenosha harbor and Lake Michigan from the N. R. Allen’s Sons Tannery chimney. The Southport Lighthouse and the Simmons Company factory can be seen in the background. Circa 1897. Be…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Factory workers at the Automatic Weaving Machines in Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make m…

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  • Simmons employees in Labor Day parade

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees from the Polishers and Buffers Department in a Kenosha Labor Day parade. Circa early 1900s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make m…

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  • Simmons factory employee at work

    Simmons Company

    Factory worker at sewing machine. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wood…

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  • Simmons employee in factory

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons factory employee showing a new Simmons Hide-A-Bed to three executives. Circa late 1940s-early 1950s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattress…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees assembling the wood parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially…

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  • Simmons furniture display

    Simmons Company

    A living room display showing a Simmons sofa, model UH 2409-101. Circa 1957. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were chee…

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  • Simmons Menagerie League 50th anniversary party

    Simmons Company

    Speakers at an event celebrating the Simmons Menagerie League's 50 years of bowling. 1955. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Side-rail foundry at Simmons Manufacturing Company. Simmons turned out up to six miles of side rails in one day. Circa early 20th century. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did…

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  • Simmons employees

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Manufacturing Company employees. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden insu…

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  • Simmons factory fire

    Simmons Company

    A closer view of the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory, still smoking after the April 1892, viewed from Lake Michigan. Cropped from a wider shot, here you can see the factory workers on the beach…

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  • Simmons plant main entrance

    Simmons Company

    The main entrance of the Simmons Company plant, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes…

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  • Simmons employees in factory

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees demonstrating a mechanical hospital bed to an Army representative. Circa 1940s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. T…

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  • Simmons factory interior

    Simmons Company

    Simmons Company employees packing parts of an Arctic Shelter Tent, contracted by the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Simmons often manufactured products for the U.S Military, especially during times…

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  • Simmons "S" stone

    Simmons Company

    A stone bearing the Simmons “S,” salvaged from the demolition of the Simmons Company plant. The plant later became American Motors, and then Chrysler’s lakefront plant before being razed on June 29, 1…

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  • Simmons employees outside plant

    Simmons Company

    The Simmons Company Old Timers Group in front of the Simmons plant. 1946. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese…

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  • Mrs. R. Vincent

    Vincent-McCall Company

    Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Young, Mrs. R. Vincent, and one of the Vincent children as an infant.

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  • Simmons parade float

    Simmons Company

    A Simmons Company parade float. Circa 1940s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden insulators.…

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