• Ben Stahl's Aeronica C-3

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  • Log cabin of Joseph Toelle

    Henry Toelle bought the log cabin in 1846, and later, in 1849, moved his family here from New York. The cabin was located on Highway 50, west of the Fox River bridge, on the south side. A stone house…

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  • MacWhyte employees

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    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

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    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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  • Artist working on a portrait

    An artist works on a portrait in a UW-Parkside studio.

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  • Unitarian Church

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  • Simmons furniture store display

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    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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  • First motor fire truck

    Kenosha's first motor driven fire truck was made in Kenosha by Thomas B. Jeffery and Company, October 1, 1910. In use until September 25, 1924. Henry Noering driver. William Jensen captain.

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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

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    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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  • Vote for Mayor of Kenosha, 1916

    This Radio-mat slide gives the result of the vote for the office of Mayor of the City of Kenosha in the April election of 1916. This was the turning point to the building of Kenosha's second steam Wat…

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  • John Sullivan's second plane, Taylorcraft N20381

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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

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    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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