• MacWhyte employees

    MacWhyte Company (Creator) et al

    MacWhyte Suggestion Award recipient Johnkowski. 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…

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  • Schooner "Wolverine", night

    To produce the "night" effect a negative is used, thus reversing the lights and shadows and also the direction in which the boat is supposed to be going.

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  • Simmons employees in Labor Day parade

    Simmons Company (Creator) et al

    Simmons Company employees 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 chees…

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  • American Motors Corporation factory employees at work

    American Motors Corporation (Creator) et al

    A young female factory worker on the assembly line at the AMC factory. A Rambler station wagon is in the background. Circa 1958-1959. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car…

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  • William F. Fisher Company store

    This is the remodeled store of the William Fisher Company, located on the southwest corner of Main (Sixth Avenue) and Park (57th) Streets. It was remodeled in 1907, which is when the company was incor…

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  • Unitarian Church

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  • Simmons furniture store display

    Simmons Company (Creator) et al

    Simmons beds on display in the Boston Store showroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Simmons Company had a Visual Merchandising Program designed to make department store furniture and bedding departments a…

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  • Life boat rolling over in the harbor

    This picture was published in the Milwaukee Sentinel, March 31, 1902. The Simmons Company buildings are in the distance..

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  • J. L. Stevens

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  • Pirsch Smoke Ejector

    Pirsch Company (Creator) et al

    The Pirsch Smoke Ejector. This Pirsch built vehicle was credited by Chicago Fire Commissioner M. J. Corrigan, and all Chicago newspapers, with saving the lives of 16 Chicago firemen who were trapped A…

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  • Volney French

    Volney French was a lawyer, who, in 1858, boarded at the Runals House, located on the northeast corner of Main and Wisconsin Streets. He was one of the first officers of the Kenosha County Historical…

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  • Simmons Company plant - lumber yards and harbor

    This picture was probably taken from the top of a lumber pile, looking slightly southeast, showing the main building of the Simmons Company with its smoking chimney. In the immediate foreground is the…

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  • Simmons employees at company event

    Simmons Company (Creator) et al

    The Simmons Bowling Match and Dinner at the Elk’s Club, Kenosha, Wisconsin March 31, 1916. Founded in 1870 by Zalmon G. Simmons, the Simmons Company did not initially make mattresses. Their first prod…

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  • From the tannery chimney looking west

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  • Kemper Hall Chapel interior

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  • Allen Sons Tannery electric power plant, Simmons switch tracks

    This view is from Pearl Street (55th Street) and east Exchange Street (Fifth Avenue), looking northwest with Simmons Company switch and lumber yards in the foreground and N. R. Allen Sons Tannery, ele…

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  • American Motors Corporation factory interior

    American Motors Corporation (Creator) et al

    An automobile body travels along a spray painting track at the AMC lakefront plant. Circa 1961-1963. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car Company to create the American Mo…

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  • Z. G. Simmons residence - January

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  • Mrs. M. H. Pettit

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  • A circa 1935 Nash sedan

    Nash Motors Company (Creator) et al

    A circa 1935 Nash four-door sedan. 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, Charles Nas…

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