• Allen Tannery exhibition booth

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    An exhibition booth for N. R. Allen’s Sons Company, showing the harness and sole leather produced by the Allen Tannery. Between 1856 and 1927, N. R. Allen Sons Company, Inc., founded by Nathan Allen a…

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  • World War II billboard

    Pirsch Company

    A Kenosha billboard sponsored by the Peter Pirsch and Sons Company, advertising U. S. War Bonds during World War II. “Save at least 10% every pay day in War Bonds. Kenosha County’s Quota this month ca…

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  • Auction: 29 buildings: industrial acreage, dock frontage, railroad sidings, business and residential properties--comprising N. R. Allen's Sons Company…

    N. R. Allen Sons Company

    A poster advertising an auction comprising the N. R. Allen's Sons Company plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. With photographs of the property for sale and descriptions of the plentiful resources and labor s…

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  • Kenosha Soap and Candle Factory advertisement

    This advertisement was published in the Kenosha Telegraph and Tribune on Thursday, April 5, 1860.

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  • Nash Motors publicity photograph

    Nash Motors Company

    A Nash Motors’ publicity photograph with a spokesmodel advertising an upcoming line. Circa 1953-1954. Company photo no. 154324. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for…

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  • Pirsch pumping engines: 500 to 1250 gallons

    Pirsch Company

    An advertisement for Pirsch 500 to 1250 gallon pumper trucks, including pumping engine models 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 25. Circa 1920s. Starting in 1857, Nicholas Pirsch began producing fire engine…

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  • World War II billboard

    Pirsch Company

    A Kenosha billboard sponsored by the Peter Pirsch and Sons Company, advertising U. S. War Bonds during World War II. “Buy War Bonds for fighting power today--and buying power tomorrow!” Starting in 18…

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  • World War II billboard

    Pirsch Company

    A Kenosha billboard sponsored by the Peter Pirsch and Sons Company, advertising U. S. War Bonds during World War II. “An Investment for every Purse. 2nd War Loan. They give their lives – you give your…

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  • World War II billboard

    Pirsch Company

    A Kenosha billboard sponsored by the Peter Pirsch and Sons Company, advertising U. S. War Bonds during World War II. “You’ve Done Your Bit--Now Do Your Best.” Starting in 1857, Nicholas Pirsch began p…

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  • James Adams pump advertisement

    This advertisement appeared in the premium list of the Kenosha Agricultural Society of 1880. Wooden pumps of the style shown by this slide were were very popular for both city and farm use in the days…

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  • Gravel Foundry advertisement

    The advertisement shown was copied from the Kenosha Telegraph weekly newspaper dated Thursday, September 27, 1866. The "Gravel Foundry" was founded by R. B. Whittaker. The name "Gravel Foundry" was su…

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  • Illustration of The Bain Wagon

    Bain Wagon Company

    An advertising image of a Bain Wagon. Taken from the "Kingman and Company Implements and Vehicles Catalog," Peoria, St. Louis and Kansas City. Catalogue No. 26-1892--25th anniversary. Founded by Edwar…

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  • Simmons furniture

    Simmons Company

    An outdoor porch glider with metal-frame and solid cushions, made by the Simmons Company. Photograph dated August 28, 1947. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially…

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  • Auction: five buildings and 43 parcels, down town business property in Kenosha, Wisconsin

    Bain Wagon Company

    A broadsheet advertising the sale of property owned by Bain Wagon Company. Illustrated with photographs of buildings and an aerial view of Kenosha. The sale took place on Tuesday, February 20th, 1940…

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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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  • Advertisements from Kenosha Union

    Copied from the Kenosha Union of July 29, 1869.

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  • Specialty Brass Company letterhead

    Specialty Brass Company

    A trimmed piece of stationery showing the letterhead for the Specialty Brass Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Under the logo it states: "Established 1907 - Incorporated 1912." The typed date on this she…

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  • World War II billboard

    Pirsch Company

    A Kenosha billboard sponsored by the Peter Pirsch and Sons Company, advertising U. S. War Bonds during World War II. “At least 10 per cent in War Bonds. This month’s quota for Kenosha County will buil…

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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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  • Nash Motors publicity photograph

    Nash Motors Company

    A Nash Motor’s publicity photograph with a spokesmodel in the driver’s seat of a Nash Rambler. Circa 1953-1954. Company photo no. 154323. In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became…

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