• James Madison Kellogg

    James Madison Kellogg settled in Kenosha County in 1854. Mr. Kellogg was, in his lifetime, a phrenologist, a naturalist, and a tavern keeper in Kenosha County. He served as Justice of the Peace, presi…

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  • Simmons Menagerie League 50th anniversary party

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    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 display at Wisconsin Gas and Electric Show

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    A crowd in front of the Simmons Company Beautyrest display at the Wisconsin Gas and Electric Show, October 1955. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattre…

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  • Design for Simmons Zalmite tabletop

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    A Simmons Zalmite tabletop design. Style no. 23 for card table no. 22575. Circa 1930s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products…

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  • Simmons technical illustration

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    Series no. 1 of technical drawings for Simmons sockets and elevating stems for institution beds dated December 31,1927, and revised April 1929. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Compan…

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  • Simmons factory interior

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    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 factory interior

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    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 furniture store display

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    Simmons beds on display in the R. H. White Company showroom, Boston, Massachusetts. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding depar…

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  • Simmons manufactured product

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    The interior of an assembled 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 of war. 1951. F…

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  • Simmons Company Minstrels

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    The Simmons Company Minstrels. Circa 1936. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden insulators. Si…

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  • Simmons factory fire

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    Six Kenosha firefighters, two pointing a hose at the fire that destroyed the Simmons Manufacturing Company factory in April 1892. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not init…

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  • Simmons factory interior

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    Factory workers in Simmons Company factory. Circa 1930s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were cheese boxes and wooden…

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  • Simmons Simco Band

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    The Simmons Company Simco Band at an event in Kemper Hall, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Circa 1920. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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  • Simmons factory exterior

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    The Simmons Manufacturing Company plant, showing the smokestack. Circa 1880s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were che…

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  • Simmons factory employees at work

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    Workers inside the Machine Shop at Simmons Manufacturing Company factory. Circa 1910. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products…

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  • Simmons Menagerie League 50th anniversary party

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    Guests at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Simmons Menagerie Bowling League. 1955. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their fi…

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  • Simmons float in Labor Day parade

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    The Simmons Company Simco Band in a Kenosha Labor Day parade. Circa early 1900s. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were…

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  • Simmons factory interior

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    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 factory employee at work

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    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 factory exterior

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    The Simmons Manufacturing Company plant at Kenosha’s lakefront. Circa 1898. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first products were chees…

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