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Nickels-Turner (NT) collection of images

 

This set of images is from the Dr. Arnold C. Nichels family.Dr. Nichels was a well-known physician in Watertown.There are also some images taken by his son, Tommy.

 

These images come from his family album and show, among other things, a Ringling Brothers Circus parade on Main Street in 1915, the cyclone that hit the city in 1914, and many other interesting views of the city and parks.

 

The photos were brought to our attention by Frederic Kosanke, who also donated some photos he took of Watertown subjects in the 1940ís, and through the generosity of Mrs. Harvey Turner, Dr. Nichelsí daughter.

 

Prints of these images can be purchased through the society for $25 per image.Please email if there are questions.

 

Image Portfolio:Five proofs selected from listing below

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††† NT094††††††††††††† NT051†††††††††† NT038

††† Circus Parade†††† Farmers Picnic†† Riverside Park

†† 1915††††††††††††† 1898†††††††††††† 1914

 

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NT014†††††††††††††††††† NT044

Rough & Ready Dam†††† Spanish American War

1912†††††††††††††††††† 1898

 

Series ID†††††† Description

 

NT 072†††††††††† Barker Fire, Barker Lumber on South First, 06 29 1915

NT 101†††††††††† Bentzins, 1917

NT 126†††††††††† Bethesda Lutheran Home

NT 127††††††††††† Bethesda Lutheran Home

NT 039††††††††††† Boughtons Bridge, from west side of river looking east, 1914

NT 116††††††††††† Bridge, Main St, view from, looking north, Fuehman Brewery

NT 134††††††††††† Bridge, Oconomowoc Ave, Concord and Oconomowoc avenues, c1940

NT 016††††††††††† Bridge, Railroad, Fishing, near Watertown

NT 123††††††††††† Bridge, Railroad, from Milwaukee St Bridge

NT 015††††††††††† Bridge, Railroad, near Watertown, 1913

NT 066††††††††††† Bridge, Railroad, Old, south of Milwaukee St, c 1898

NT 117††††††††††† Bridge, Rustic, Riverside Park

NT 136††††††††††† Bridge, Rustic, Riverside Park, 1916

NT 073††††††††††† Bridge, Rustic, Riverside Park, view from island, 1915

NT 119††††††††††† Bridge, Smith, from Main St bridge, looking SW

NT 023††††††††††† Bridge, Smiths, East Main St, looking North from Tivoli Island, 1913

NT 096††††††††††† Circus Grounds, 1915, 08 19 1915

NT 097††††††††††† Circus Grounds, 1915

NT 095††††††††††† Circus Grounds, 1915, 5th Ward, later Lincoln Park, box factory in distance

NT 080††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915, August 19, Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth

NT 082††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 083††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 085††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 087††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 088††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 089††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 090††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 092††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 093††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

NT 094††††††††††† Circus Parade, 1915

The circus parade image [NT094] is Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth, August 19, 1915.  The wagon is one of a set of tableau cages built about that year for Barnum & Bailey.  The only Watertown engagement between 1914 and 1918 was on the date noted.  This may have been cage #91.

 

The Ringling circus did not visit Watertown in 1915.

 

The wagon was with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth 1919-circa 1938, but the show was not in Watertown the two years that it paraded (1919-1920).

NT 081††††††††††† Circus Parade, Corner of First and Main, 1915

NT 079††††††††††† Circus Parade, Corner of Second and Main, 1915

NT 084††††††††††† Circus Parade, Corner Sixth and Main, 1915

NT 091††††††††††† Circus Parade, Methodist Church, 1915

NT 086††††††††††† Circus Parade, Washington Hotel, 1915

NT 017††††††††††† Civil War Monument, 1914

NT 050††††††††††† Farmers Picnic, Fourth of July, from Wiggenhorn's Cigar Store, 1898

NT 051††††††††††† Farmers Picnic, Fourth of July, from Wiggenhorn's Cigar Store, 1898

NT 056††††††††††† Gamms Drug Store, Interior, Cat, 1914, closed in 1916

NT 052††††††††††† Gamms Drug Store, Interior, SE corner First and Main, 1914

NT 053††††††††††† Gamms Drug Store, Soda Fountain, 1914

NT 043††††††††††† Gun Club, on CW, formerly Kripplein Christi Church, 1914

NT 129††††††††††† High School

NT 137††††††††††† House, uncertain, 1917, may not be Watertown

NT 022††††††††††† Kecks, River property, 1913

NT 003††††††††††† Kieckbusch House, Fred, 810 Jones St, 1913

NT 002††††††††††† Kieckbusch, Fred, 1913

NT 062††††††††††† Landmark building, SW Corner Washington and Main, c1898

NT 065††††††††††† Lewis Fountain, Washington and Main, looking west, Kerr Bldg, Rogan home in distance

NT 120††††††††††† Lime Kiln on CW, Benter

NT 121††††††††††† Lime Kiln on CW, Water on, Uncertain

NT 057††††††††††† Meier, Art, Piano Tuner, Tuned piano at Taliesin, 1941

NT 128††††††††††† Nichels Home, College St

NT 026††††††††††† Nichel's Home, College St, 1890s

NT 006††††††††††† Nichels Home, My First Picture, 109 College, 1911

NT 007††††††††††† Nichels Home, My First Picture, 109 College, 1912

NT 021††††††††††† Nichels Home, old, 904 Jones or Hancock St, before College Ave move, 1913

NT 139††††††††††† Nichols, Gertrude, Sister of Dr Nichols

NT 138††††††††††† Nichols, Hertha, Sister of Dr Nichols

NT 077††††††††††† Northwestern, Club of some sort

NT 067††††††††††† Northwestern, College, Old Gym, c1898

NT 024††††††††††† Northwestern, Dormitories, 1913

NT 060††††††††††† Northwestern, Girls and Sprinter, 1915

NT 005††††††††††† Northwestern, Gymnasium, 1913

NT 059††††††††††† Northwestern, Gymnasium, 1915

NT 004††††††††††† Northwestern, Sprinter Statue, 1913

NT 115††††††††††† Octagon House, 1913 (pre 1924 because porches still on)

NT 009††††††††††† Octagon House, Back of, 1913

NT 098††††††††††† Owens, Ernie (not Watertown) 1916

NT 099††††††††††† Owens, Ernie (not Watertown) 1916

NT 028††††††††††† Oxen Team, 1914

Ox team arrived 06 24 1914, the day of the cyclone.Was driven by Charles

Wassem of Milestone, Saskatchewan, Canada.He was on his way to his old

home at Bellville, Illinois, and left from Regina, Canada on Feb 24, 1914, and

expected to reach Bellville in time for its centennial celebration on Sept 24, a

distance of 2000 miles.He was 27 years old at the time.

NT 029††††††††††† Race, from Rough & Ready Dam, Tivoli Island on right, 1913

NT 030††††††††††† Race, from Rough & Ready Dam, Tivoli Island on right, 1913

NT 018††††††††††† Railroad Train, 1913

NT 037††††††††††† Riverside Park, 1914

NT 040††††††††††† Riverside Park, 1914

NT 074††††††††††† Riverside Park, 1915

NT 075††††††††††† Riverside Park, 1915

NT 076††††††††††† Riverside Park, 1915

NT 135††††††††††† Riverside Park, 1916

NT 042††††††††††† Riverside Park, east side of park near current bandshell, 1914

NT 041††††††††††† Riverside Park, from East Division St, 1914

NT 132††††††††††† Riverside Park, Swans, c1941

NT 038††††††††††† Riverside Park, View from Island, 1914

NT 122††††††††††† Rock River

NT 013††††††††††† Rock River, 1913

NT 071††††††††††† Rock River, 1915

NT 019††††††††††† Rock River, above Dam, from Oconomowoc Ave Bridge, 1913

NT 070††††††††††† Rock River, Riverside Park, 1915

NT 068††††††††††† Rough & Ready Dam, below, c1898

NT 047††††††††††† Rough & Ready Dam, old, View from Concord Ave looking east, 1909

NT 014††††††††††† Rough & Ready Dam, west shore, looking east, 1912

NT 020††††††††††† Rough & Ready Power House, 1913

NT 078††††††††††† Rough & Ready Power House, from Oconomowoc Ave bridge, 1915

NT 001††††††††††† Sacred Heart College, 1914

NT 140††††††††††† Schumacher, Edna, Cousin of Dr. Nichols

NT 063††††††††††† Sewer line on Main, laying of, Adolph Miller House (Woolworths) Main and Fourth, c1895

NT 010††††††††††† Silver Creek, 1913

NT 114††††††††††† Sixth Street, South?

NT 044††††††††††† Spanish American War, Corner Main and First, 1898

NT 045††††††††††† Spanish American War, Corner Main and First, 1898

NT 113††††††††††† Spohn's Shoe, was on Main in Watertown, 1917

NT 133††††††††††† St Mark's Church, interior, Christmas, 1942

NT 118††††††††††† Tivoli Island, looking to East Water St

NT 034††††††††††† Tornado, 06 24 1914, Hartig Ice House, end of Cole St

NT 035††††††††††† Tornado, 06 24 1914, Hartig Ice House, end of Cole St

NT 036††††††††††† Tornado, 06 24 1914, Henry Wetzel home, foot of Lynn St near Ice House

NT 031††††††††††† Tornado, 06 24 1914, Home damaged, Edward Else home? Second and Lynn

NT 033††††††††††† Tornado, 06 24 1914, Home damaged, Edward Else home? Second and Lynn

NT 032††††††††††† Tornado, 06 24 1914, Road to ?

NT 058††††††††††† Tremont House, demolition of, c1898

NT 027††††††††††† Triangular Debate, Northwestern or Sacred Heart, 1914

NT 100††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 102††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 104††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 106††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 107††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 108††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 110††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 112††††††††††† Uncertain, 1917

NT 103††††††††††† Uncertain, High School? 1917

NT 125††††††††††† Uncertain, May not be Watertown

NT 111††††††††††† Uncertain, Nichels home on College Ave? 1917

NT 124††††††††††† Uncertain, Not Watertown

NT 109††††††††††† Uncertain, Outside Bentzins? 1917

NT 105††††††††††† Uncertain, Outside Nichels home on College Ave? 1917

NT 011††††††††††† Verhaskys (Prohaska, now Lindbergs), 1913

NT 012††††††††††† Verhaskys (Prohaska, now Lindbergs), east shore, Rock River, 1913

NT 049††††††††††† Washington Street, North or South, Dr Barber's Home? spring

NT 048††††††††††† Washington Street, North or South, winter

NT 064††††††††††† Water line on Main, Laying of, Third and Main, c1895-96

NT 008††††††††††† Water Tower, Stand Pipe, 1913

NT 069††††††††††† Water Tower, Stand Pipe, Building of, c1895-96

NT 046††††††††††† Water Works Plant, South First Street, 1896

NT 131††††††††††† Way to School

NT 025††††††††††† Webster School, Western Ave and Fifth, 1913, (1883, First High School)

NT 130††††††††††† Winter Scene, South Fifth St

NT 054††††††††††† Woman on Bridge, Oconomowoc Ave or Milwaukee, 1914

NT 061††††††††††† Woman on Sidewalk, 1915

NT 055††††††††††† Woman on Sidewalk, Mrs. Nichels? 1915