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00001 00001   Sgt. Frank Pitterle (killed in action Aug. 30, 1918, Juvingy France)   130512 Chapter on Frank Pitterle
00002 00002   First Kindergarten in America painting by William E. Unger, 1956. 
Painting originally hung in the old children's room at the Watertown Public Library, just above the fireplace.  In 1983-84, when the library underwent extensive remodeling, it was donated to the Watertown Historical Society.
    Chapter on First Kindergarten
      ONLINE INFO ON THE ARTIST: William E. Unger (1914 - 1980) Birth date: 7/30/1914 Death date: 8/11/1980  Birth location: Graz, Austria Death location: Kirksville, Missouri.  Biographical Brief:  Began advanced work in art in 1932 at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.  Moved to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin in 1954.  Taught as summer-term faculty of Northeast Missouri State College in 1960 and 1961 while his wife remained in Fort Atkinson.  He was appointed Assistant Professor of Art for the spring and summer terms of 1962; and became a full-time member of the faculty in 1963.  Also taught art in Fort Atkinson, Janesville, and Watertown, Wisconsin.     Info on artist
00003 00003   1885 Bird's Eye View map of Watertown. 
Reproductions of this detailed 1885 bird’s eye view map of Watertown are available for purchase.   Contact whs@watertownhistory.org
     
00004 00004   Oil painting by Miss Ella Winkenwerder     Chapter on Winkenwerder
00005 00005   Marriage Certificate. Frank Breckenridge       
00006 00006   Dried flower shadowbox   5865  
00007 00007   Portrait of Mrs. Sheldon Holmes, granddaughter of Timothy Johnson   805 Chapter on Timothy Johnson
00008 00008   Crayon point illustration of woman by J. B. Murphy     Chapter on JB Murphy
00009 00009   Female portrait painted 1912 by Watertown architect George Fred Keck.     Chapter on GF Keck
00010 00010   Drawing of Gertrude Stiemke by John R. Stiemke, January 21, 1929, (black and white)      
00011 00011   Black and white drawing of man and woman, donated by Rev. Richard C. Stiemke      
00012 00012   Eagles May Ball 1911.  Possibly Turner Opera House.     Chapter on Turner Hall
00013 00013   Black and white drawing, woman with hand on chin   1771?  
00014 00014   Memorial for Simeon P. Straw and wife, Martha, 1841. 
Straw, a painter for JB Murphy died 7-30-1843.  Wife died 6-27-1841.
    Chapter on JB Murphy
00015 00015   Globe Milling Co., 1922
Image WHS_006_494 derived from this framed print
    Chapter on Globe Mill
00016 00016   Silver plate memorial shadowbox, "Father," Victorian.
This is a coffin plate and maybe a Richards family piece
     
00017 00017   Small oil painting, cows, donated and painted by Flora Boughton   5628  
00018 00018   Pond painting (new matting)      
00019 00019   Still life by Ella Sipp of Watertown     Picture of Ella Sipp
00020 00020   Mother and baby   5360  
00021 00021   Men and geese from collection of Oscar Wertheimer.  Artist unknown.  This based on an exaggerated post card, circa 1910.
Mr. (Herman) Wertheimer  (brother of Oscar)  has purchased thousands upon thousands of pounds of geese the past few days and the end is not yet.  
    Chapter on Stuffed Geese
00022 00022   Prominent German doctors of Watertown
Dr. Clemens Eger, Dr. Fred C Werner, Dr. Carl Feld, Jr, Dr. Carl Feld, Sr, Dr. Carl Wilgohs
    Chapter on Dr. Werner
00023 00023   Forget Me Not hair art shadowbox, Victorian. 
This is funeral art or memorial art
  6242  
00024 00024   Landscape oil by Mary A. Wright. 
This painter was the daughter of Jacob Van Alstine, a prominent hotel keeper in the city. She taught painting and later moved to CA where she made a living as a female artist. She also competed in an art show in Chicago in the 1870s. Her son later became an author and poet.
  2829 Mary Van Alstine Bartow obit
00025 00025   Velvet photo case containing photo of young girl, Victorian      
00026 00026   Percolator - medicinals extracted by continuously pouring liquid detergent through tube.     Apothecary, Pharmacy.
00027 00027   Crude Drug Mill - To reduce particle size of leaves, barks or roots for medicinal use.     Apothecary, Pharmacy.
00028 00028   Shadow box with no ID.  Wreath arrangement      
00029 00029   John Reichardt recent donation, badge     Info on John Reichardt
00030 00030   Shadow box with no ID.  Married couple      
00031 00031   Tooth extractors.  The first dental tools in Watertown.  Used by Christian Frederick Werner, father of L. E. and Dr. F. C. Werner and of Mrs. William F. Reichardt.  Collection was the property of Hilary Reichardt, 109 N Fifth St.      
00032 00032   The first dental tools in Watertown.  Operated by Christian Frederick Werner      
00033 00033   Timothy Johnson portrait       Chapter on Timothy Johnson
00034 00034   Weltburger sign, front and back sides.  Hung outside the office of the Watertown Weltburger newspaper office.  Dates to the 1890s.  Sign hung at 317 E Main location.     Chapter on Weltburger
00035 00035   Lucretia (Brownwell) Johnson
Wife of Timothy Johnson
    Chapter on Timothy Johnson
00036 00036   Bridal veil shadow box with porcelain [?] hands.      
00037 00037   Oak wall pocket with hand painted canvas      
00038 00038   Girl with Flowers 1830.  In memory of Eunice Foss Lange      
00039 00039   The Brandt Automatic Cashier sign   Oso307a Chapter on Brandts
00040 00040   1948 sketch of North Fourth St. showing German immigrant architecture, homes of early German residents, and neighborhood churches.
All demolished in the 1960s to allow for East Madison Street to be extended to the east and create a parking lot.
     
00041 00041   The Child's Play in English and German   3430  
00042 00042   Baptismal certificate David Bare, 1824.
Bare came to Watertown from Germany as a young man.
  7019  
00043 00043   German paper punch sampler art   1094?  
00044 00044   1724 House protection letter in German script      
00045 00045   David Blumenfeld color portrait in gold frame.   1363 Chapter on David Blumenfeld
00046 00046   David Blumenfled in b+w.   Name C .F. Viebahn on back   2677 Chapter on David Blumenfeld
00047 00047   David Blumenfeld family. The boy, Franklin was in the first kindergarten in 1856.     Chapter on David Blumenfeld
00048 00048   Shadow box hair art flowers      
00049 00049   Oil by Florence Pillar Trueblood, former Watertown teacher   7169  
00050 00050   The Moor by Mary Van Alstine Wright Bartow as a student, 1872   2913 Obit for Mary Van Alstine Bartow
00051 00051   Scenic lakeside cabin painting   1386  
00052 00052   Roman ruins [?] painting   138?  
00053 00053   Early Watertown along the Rock River   5813  
00054 00054   Painting by F. A. Notz, NW College prof   782  
00055 00055   Mary Van Alstine painting, daisies   ?564 Obit for Mary Van Alstine Bartow
00056 00056   Painting of woman with bare shoulders   593  
00057 00057   Party of seven women      
00058 00058   Grant and Wilson Campaign Chart, 1872   5412  
00059 00059   Antique crewel work    7069  
00060 00060   Mrs. Emma Habhegger Solliday. 
Dr. A. F. Solliday was married to Miss Emma Habhegger, member of an old and widely known Watertown family, on June 23, 1897.
  4671 Chapter on Dr. Solliday
00061 00061   William Gehrke, graduation certificate, NW Univ of Chicago   51100 Chapter on Gehrke Pharmacy
00062 00062   Articles to the U.S. Constitution   4148  
00063 00063   Split-lathe tool, from Germany, 1870      
00064 00064   Love Never Ends, Loa_? Kading painting      
00065 00065   Antique wooden buggy with canopy donated by Mrs. Henry Winkler.   773 Used in First Kindergarten painting
00066 00066   "Sweet Rest in Heaven" print Victorian   3808  
00067 00067   Indian Arrowhead Collection Donated in 1990 by Rev. R C Stiemke of Milwaukee, formerly of Watertown. Shows examples of arrowheads found in Watertown and in Mission, South Dakota      
00068 00068   Original Currier & Ives print owned by Mrs. Van Alstine of Watertown. "The Season of Joy"   1006 Obit for Mary Van Alstine Bartow
00069 00069   Antique fruit still life in gilded frame chromolithograph - early Victorian   958  
00070 00070   Native American Indian sketch in color by A. Praeny   6596  
00071 00071   Dried leaves in walnut carved frame, Cole estate   2107  
00072 00072   Deep walnut shadowbox Victorian hair art, oval glass cover with black and gold styling      
00073 00073   Oil painting in gold frame of unknown male signed "nach Ed. Kreyszig"   1375  
00074 00074   1867 Bird's Eye View of Watertown      
00075 00075   Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy diploma, Walter A Barganz, 1915   51100  
00076 00076   August 1883 commemorative item of some sort given to Rev. Knaack of what is now St. Luke's Lutheran Church for his jubilee.  
Signed by prominent early German Watertown citizens at assumed anniversary of being a pastor.  This would have been awarded to him at what was then known as a "benefit supper," or "donation party."
     
00077 00077   Currier & Ives print "The Summer Time" from Needham estate   3536  
00078 00078   Photo of Jean Edward's uncle, George Rhoda, with Machine Gun Insignia - Machine Gun Training Center print dated Dec. 10, 1918. Camp Hancock - August, Ga.   801  
00079 00079   Portrait of unknown man, 1928      
00080 00080   Antique print "puppy" published by N. Currier   3063  
00081 00081   Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy certificate Robert Brennecke, 1898    51100  
00082 00082   Portrait of young girls praying, full color with flowers and walnut frame donated by Mrs. Herman Wertheimer.   1381  
00083 00083   Chalk portrait of woman with cat signed Lufarre (?)   4817  
00084 00084   Adirondack frame containing color picture of mother and daughter pre-Victorian.      
00085 00085   Ornate black and gilded frame (1 of 2).    80915  
00086 00086   Painting of woman by Mary Van Alstine     Obit for Mary Van Alstine Bartow
00087 00087   Oil painting of Watertown settler Christian Krueger, born in 1855   2921  
00088 00088   Studio photo of woman, Victorian, unique velvet frame.      
00089 00089   Possible confirmation class picture       
00090 00090   The Confederate Note Memorial framed by Wm. C. Raue, pictures and picture frames   2144  
00091 00091   Watertown High School graduating class 1909      
00092 00092   Military Band, no other markings      
00093 00093   Family portrait, likely from Watertown. Framed and matted by J.B. Murphy Co. of Watertown      
00094 00094   Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy certificate for Jonas J. Mallach of Watertown, 1958.   51100  
00095 00095   Oil on wood painting. "Pansies on Wood" by Mrs. Emil Cruez.    916  
00096 00096   Watertown rifles, 1858, print no frame.     Chapter on Watertown Rifles
00097 00097   Red and white German sampler, no frame.      
00098 00098   Oil painting of Watertown 1836-1950, principal old buildings and streets. Donated by Francis Kehr.      
00099 00099   Watertown High School 1907 graduation class donated by Gladys Mollart. 
In the 1982 Fourth of July Parade dresses from the Watertown Historical Society collection were used to model and above 1907 photo was used as reference.
    1907 Graduation Class
00100 00100   Successful Business Men of Watertown, 1910      
00101 00101   Inter-Fraternal Community Service – K of C, K of P, C.K. of W, Elks and Masonic lodges.      
00102 00102   Special police of the Watertown Fire Department. 
Special Police or Fire Police were Volunteer Fire Company members with sworn police powers. 
    Chapter on Special Police
00103 00103   Patrick Rogan   808 Chapter on the Rogans
00104 00104   Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department group of 21 in front of original City Hall/Fire Station on N. First St. (demolished).
c.1887. City Hall built in 1884.
    Chapter on Fire Dept
00105 00105   Pioneer Fire Department Number 1, Watertown.
c.1887. City Hall built in 1884.
Same image as 00104, different framing of
  2988 Chapter on Fire Dept
00106 00106   Merchants National Bank Board of Directors, donor Merchants National   5706 Chapter on Merchants Bank
00107 00107   Profile portrait of Ralph Blumenfeld. “To Edward Broenniman from his old Watertown friend, Ralph Blumenfeld.” December 22, 1933.     Chapter on Ralph Blumenfeld
00108 00108   Victorian era print, no frame, woman at piano, little girls. Copyright 1896 by Schram Bros.      
00109 00109   Mr. Meyer, father of O.E. Meyer, donor Doris Meyer (given in 1959)      
00110 00110   Sampler in wood frame – John Wunterlich, Norton Township, Ohio 1849      
00111 00111   Mrs. Meyer (nee Walther) mother of O.E. Meyer, donor Doris Meyer (given in 1959)   4310  
00112 00112   Portrait of woman, last name Livsey – relative of Richards family.   2616  
00113 00113   Photos of school children, classroom, unidentified.      
00114 00114   Watertown High School Class of 1911, 50 year reunion at the Green Bowl – July 8, 1961   100619 Chapter on High School
00115 00115   Framed color print “Le Gateau De Fete” two white cats      
00116 00116   German wedding certificate 1884 Christian Krause to Louise Maria Schmidt      
00117 00117   Photo of Mr. Fred Hoffman, Sr. 
Fred Hoffman was treasurer at E. Kunert Mfg. Co. in 1900
    Chapter on Kunert Mfg.
00118 00118   Watertown High School Class of 1912     Chapter on High School
00119 00119   Oil portrait of Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Jesse Stone, 1898. 
Possibly painted by Herm. Michalowski (1860-1903), who did paintings in St. Bernard’s Church in 1894.
  1341 Chapter on Jesse Stone
00120 00120   Ceramic profile of woman by Mary Wright Van Alstine.  Given by C. B. Skinner Family.   8029 Obit for Mary Van Alstine Bartow
00121 00121   Small picture of girl on horseback with flowers framed by Murphy & Norbert, 118-120 W. Main St. Watertown.     Chapter on Straw & Murphy
00122 00122   Map of Watertown by C. J. Pauli   2506  
00123A 00123   Portrait of musicians donated by Debbie Becker-Pawlik Oct. 2000. Second from left, sitting with zither, is maternal great grandfather George Spohn, owner of Spohn’s Shoe Store. Image dates to late 1800s.     Chapter on Sporn Shoe Store
00123B 00123B   Enlargement of 00123      Chapter on Sporn Shoe Store
00124 00124   Portrait drawing of Suzanna Mollart      
00125 00125   John W. Cole portrait. 
Third son of Ebenezer Cole, brother of Luther A. Cole.
In the fall of 1836, he started West, and first came to Milwaukee, where he remained until January, 1837, cutting timber on the Milwaukee River, when he moved to Watertown.
    Chapter on John W Cole
00126 00126   Clifton P. Lewis. 
Clifton Lewis died of Bright's disease June 23, 1894, at age 44th.
The famous Lewis drinking fountain in the middle of W. Main St was donated by the Lewis family in memory of Clifton.
  1357 Chapter on Lewis family
00127 00127   Abraham Lincoln      
00128 00128   Framed portrait of Carl Manz. Manz was a partner of William Hartig in early local brewery business, Hartig  & Manz. 
Carl (Karl) or Charles Manz is the nephew of the late August Krug, founder of the Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee.
    Chapter on Hartig Brewery
00129 00129   Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy certificate,
William Gehrke, Feb. 18 1907
    Chapter on Gehrke Pharmacy
00130 00130   1921 Watertown City Band. Names of band members written on back, most illegible.     Chapter on Bands/Orchestras
00131 00131   Large Memorial Hair Wreath in shadowbox with elaborate frame. From ascension book: “Framed pictured made of human hair of relative and friends of the mother of Mrs. R. H. Rubel (Emma Mintzlaff Schefft) Grafton, WI, 1888. Donated by Rev. R. H. Rubel."   3532  
00132 00132   Framed photo of unknown man.      
00133 00133   Painting of “The House on Kossuth Street” by Mamie Dakin (1891-1975).
Note attached to painting reads: “When this picture was painted, this house was one of the oldest standing in Watertown. It was built by Bohemians. The house was demolished in 1968.” Donated by Jo Dakin, daughter.
    Chapter on Dakin
00134 00134   Black & white print “Lincoln and his Family.”      
00135 00135   Portrait unidentified, but is of Carl Schurz.     Chapter on Carl Schurz
00136 00136   Victorian crewel work framed art with photo of young unidentified man. Work was most likely created as a memorial piece.      
00137 00137   Portrait of D. W. Ballou, Editor, Watertown Democrat 1854-1876.     Chapter on Watertown Dem
00138 00138   Original painting of Octagon House depicting Richards family by D. Cuccia.
Assumed to be Dorothy Cuccia, 1424 Oconomowoc Ave (1959 Watertown City Dir).
    Chapter on Octagon House
00139 00139   Large charcoal portrait of “Mr. Norton.”   1712  
00140 00140   Large charcoal portrait of “Mrs. Norton.”   1713  
00141 00141   Oil painting of Theodore Prentiss, first mayor of Watertown. 
Prentiss home located on Clyman Street.  Held office as the city's first mayor from 1853 to 1855.  Also elected in 1871 and served until 1872.
  2652 Chapter on Theodore Prentixx
00142A 00142   Large framed picture of Lincoln Lodge members donated by John W. Arzberger, 1120 Jones St. Watertown, from the estate of Dr. W. W. Arzberger, 1888-1985. 
Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias
    Chapter on K. of P.
00142B 00142B   J W Ganes, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142C 00142C   John Davies, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142D 00142D   Wm Humphrey, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142E 00142E   H B Quick, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142F 00142F   John B May, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142.  
Photographic Artist
    Chapter on K. of P.
00142G 00142G   W L Beurhaus, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142H 00142H   J Wiggenhorn, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142I 00142I   D T Evans, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142J 00142J   Robert Jones, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00142K 00142K   W H Bobcock, Lincoln Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias. Enlargement of 00142     Chapter on K. of P.
00143 00143   Portrait of Charles E. Straw, 1851-1912. 
When the fire steamers were purchased in 1876 Mr. Straw was given charge of the Silsby engine and helped fight most of the big fires from that time for many years.
    Chapter on Charles Straw
00144 00144   Framed color print “Papa’s Boots”   1054  
00145 00145   Oil painting of young girl reading by Caroline Ohlgart      
00146 00146   Antique print “Watertown, Wis. From Milwaukee & Western R.R. Bridge” drawn from nature by L. Kurz, published by Wm. Wolff.      
00147 00147   “Have you a Red Cross Service Flag?” 1918 image. 
Original vintage World War I Poster red cross (21″ x 28″) designed by Jessie Wilcox Smith (1863-1935) this being her only and popular poster for the war effort.  Building on a Christmas theme the poster shows a young boy sitting on a window sill placing a Red Cross flag on the window during Christmas.
    Library of Congress poster info
00148 00148   Antique German memorial picture of young boy.      
00149 00149   Portrait of Dr. Albert Solliday.  Practitioner of dentistry.     Chapter on Dr. Solliday
00150 00150   “Ralph David Blumenfeld Born: Watertown, 1864; Died: Dunmow, England, 1948 Editor: London “Daily Express” 1902-1933.”  Painting done when Blumenfeld was age 20, by Swoboda.  Donated by John Elliot Blumenfeld, son.   2612 Chapter on R D Blumenfeld
00151 00151   Painting of pink & white flowers attributed to Clara Piper, Watertown.   5629  
00152 00152   Large chromo lithograph of George Washington.      
00153 00153   Painting of flowers by Eunice Foss Gruner, Watertown artist. 
Painted series of panels and a mural at Green Bowl, now Lindbergs.
  7550 Chapter on Eunice Gruner
00154 00154   Framed collection of 14 scenes from March 5, 1881 snow storm in Watertown. 
At the end of the first week of March of 1881, Mother Nature closed down the city and isolated it from the outside world by favoring Watertown with an accumulation of over 6 feet of snow.  
    Chapter on Snow Storms
00155 00155   Framed print of old German houses on N. Fourth St. by Tom Rost.   2462 Compare to 00040
00156 00156   Watercolor of Octagon House by Martha Barnes.     Chapter on Octagon House
00157 00157   Photo of Joseph Davies, Moscow 1937.
"To My Old Friend - Edward Brenneman - with his admiration and affectionate regard. Joseph E. Davies, Moscow 1937"
    Chapter on Joseph Davies
00158 00158   Framed “Rules Defining Duties of Janitors – adopted by the Watertown Board of Education, Watertown, Wis, December 2, 1908.”     Chapter on Public Schools
00159 00159   Large framed shadowbox wool and wire art, made by Katharine Young in 1866 when she was 14 years old, born in Watertown in 1852. Daughter of John N. and Barbara Emerich Young, 608 12th St. (?) Watertown Wis.   3160  
00160 00160   Victorian mourning hair art:  “Mary”      
00161 00161   Antique accordion or lap organ. Manuf by A. Prescott, Concord, N.H.
Tag on item reads “Mr. Fred Prentiss”
    Related info online
00162 00162   Glass pharmacy bottles.     Chapter on Pharmacies
00163 00163   Class picture with no info. 
Possibly Douglas School, 1900-1910.
     
00164 00164   Tooth extractors/early dental tools, cuppers, physician tools, vials belonging to Drs. Carl Feld [*] and Clement Eger, early Watertown physicians.
CUPPING: The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess. CUPPING GLASS, a glass cup in which a partial vacuum is produced by heat, in the process of cupping.
    - Pewter case with spectacles "200 years old."
    - Also enclosed 1903 card featuring Dr. F. C. Werner.
      
   [*] There were to Dr. Felds in Watertown, Carl R, Sr. and Jr.
  586 Chapter on Dr. Feld
00164B 00164B   Section of image 00164.      
00164C 00164C   Section of image 00164.      
00165 00165   Old stethoscope belonging to Dr. Clemens Eger. 
- Brass Resuscitator from Dr. Clemens Eger estate. 
- Black tin hearing aid.- Little red velvet lined case with surgical blades and holder - Dr. Clemens Eger estate. 
Clemens Eger attended several universities and had been a physician in Europe; he continued as one locally.  He came in 1856.
  895, 2995, 3113, 3115 Chapter on Dr. Eger
00166 00166   Graduation photo of William Schultz, framed with drugs in bottles.
Fountain Drug Store, Watertown.  Year uncertain.
  2836 Chapter on Fountain Drug
00167 00167   Splints for broken legs - Dr. Eger estate.  Bennecke prescriptions.   3116 A/B Chapter on Dr. Eger
00167B 00167B   Bennecke prescription bottle     Chapter on Pharmacies
00168 00168   Collection of items associated with H.H. Brennecke and Dr. Eger estate - Rectal suppository mold (suppository mixture was cooled with ice water in lower box), perfume bottles with atomizer tester, globules (absorbed liquid medicinals for more convenient administration). 1907 book "Dispensatory of the United States."     Suppository Mold info
00169 00169   Brennecke Pharmacy prescription ledger circa 1886.
"Located four blocks south of Main St. on S. Second Street." [?]
Ledger also includes names of several other pharmacists in Watertown.
    Chapter on Pharmacies
00170 00170   Antique sign printing set, no number, placed in box with pharmacy ledger.     Chapter on Pharmacies
00171 00171   Collection of German handwritten note cards all dated 1836. Fragile vellum sheets held in small box. Three sheets include colorful printed detail. One features a woven ribbon heart.      
00171B 00171B   Enlargement of portion of 00171      
00172 00172   Collection of notes written in German in ornate box featuring colorful prints on top and bottom. Inside cover of box shows drawing of woman. Papers dated 1848-1851. Attached to two notes are hair wreathes tied with ribbon.   1285  
00172B 00172B   Enlargement of portion of 00172      
00173 00173   Collection of notes/friendship cards in ornate boxes. Early German 1830s-1840s   1284  
00173B 00173B   Enlargement of 00173 portion      
00174 00174   Very early German hardcover books. Earliest book dates to 1800. From estates of Needham and A.C. Hahn. One book contains hand written note dated 1838.   286, 482A, 482C, 484  
00175 00175   Section of Weltburger newspaper dated Oct. 13, 1859.     Chapter on Weltburger
00176 00176   Kindergarten lesson book in German. Inside cover Dated Dec. 25, 1883.     Chapter on First Kindergarten
00176B 00176B   Kindergarten lesson book in German. Inside cover Dated Dec. 25, 1883.     Chapter on First Kindergarten
00177 00177   Well preserved German Bible with brass side catches dated 1877. Tooled leather cover, side, top and bottom of pages are gilt edged.       
00178 00178   Three German mineral water bottles, one with liquid still inside.      
00179 00179   Items from bureau drawers in Workmen's Bunkroom.  From drawer #1:  Brass sewing bird (#8106); Antique photo with photo case, unidentified Parisian girl First Holy Communion; Webster's Pocket Dictionary dated 1873 from Solliday estate. Name on inside cover of book: S.S. Cady (#4386); Corn-shaped crochet pin cushion (#2792); Red silk knit pouch embroidered with steel beads (#1318); Silk square depicting Colonial era scene; Foreign (Asian) money; Early Rotary Club Intl invitation.      
00180 00180   Items from bureau drawers in Workmen's Bunkroom.  From drawer #2:  Match holder, brass and horn (#1082); Pipe; Civil War powder horn given by Messina M. Cone (#896); Antique pipe with metal cover and horn mouthpiece (#4411); Paper knife horn handle (#2407); Brown leather man's belt with buckle (#1991); Brass pocket watch with heavy metal chain; Brass pocket watch with leather strap; Cotton tobacco pouch filled and stamped. Given by Mrs. E. Fischer (#1409); Razor strap - Alfred's Magic Strop (#592); Small English Bible; spectacles.      
00180B 00180B   Enlargement of portion of 00180      
00180C 00180C   Enlargement of portion of 00180      
00180D 00180D   Enlargement of portion of 00180      
00180E 00180E   Enlargement of portion of 00180      
00181 00181   Red drapes - 4 pairs, 4 pieces each, heavily fringed and embroidered, 1870, Theodore Prentiss house, Clyman St. 
In 1855 Prentiss built his Greek Revival style home at 802 Clyman Street.  
  1299 Prentiss home, part of chapter
00182 00182   Spanish War Colonel's uniform accessories of Colonel Solliday.
Col. Solliday was the first man in the Second regiment to land on Porto Rican soil during the Spanish-American war.
One son, Dr. A. F. Solliday of Watertown.
  1830 Chapter on Col. Solliday
00182B 00182B   Enlargement of 00182 portion      
00183 00183   Buckle side of leather sword case with cloth liner belonging to Charles Daniel Richards, Siloam Commandery No. 54 K.T., Oak Park, Ill.  Also in grouping, soft leather knife case. 

Charles Richards (1860-1925) of Chicago, the youngest son of John and Eliza Richards, was the last owner of the Octagon House.  After his death his widow, Estelle Bennett Richards, deeded the house to the Watertown Historical Society.
     
00183B 00183B   Back side of leather sword case with cloth liner belonging to Charles Daniel Richards, Siloam Commandery No. 54 K.T., Oak Park, Ill.  Also in grouping, soft leather knife case. 

Charles Richards (1860-1925) of Chicago, the youngest son of John and Eliza Richards, was the last owner of the Octagon House.  After his death his widow, Estelle Bennett Richards, deeded the house to the Watertown Historical Society.
     
00183C 00183C   Enlargement of portion of 00183B      
00184 00184   Needle point luggage carrier.  A second reference to this item describes it as a "shawl strap."   6604/1573   
00185 00185   Three straps with tassel at end.    4271  
00185B 00185B   Enlargement of portion of 00185   4271  
00186 00186   Silk neck scarf, Large homespun men's plaid handkerchief   6601, 1583  
00187 00187   Corded linen handkerchief used by J. A. Chadwick (Deming) in 1835.  Linen vest worn by Adolph Creydt in 1848. Given by Mrs. Clara Creydt Kuenzi.   570, 888  
00188 00188   Wooden collar box.  Donor Art Trachte Estate.   3598  
00188B 00188B   Wooden collar box.  Donor Art Trachte Estate.   3598  
00189 00189   Large travel bag; newspaper inside dates to 1932.      
00190 00190   Antique pencil sharpener. The base is embossed: "Gould Cook/Leominster, Mass./Pat. May 25, 86."        
00190B 00190B   Antique pencil sharpener. The base is embossed: "Gould Cook/Leominster, Mass./Pat. May 25, 86."        
00191 00191   Fireman's helmet with phoenix ornamentation.   Ventilated hat.  Donated by the Watertown Fire Department in 1957.  Mfg.: CAIRNS & Bros. New York.  One of two such helmets in Society collection.  The Phoenix Fire House was on North Water Street.   3501  
00192 00192   Leather hat box belonging to C.H. Jacobi, Watertown, Wis.   892 Chapter on C H Jacobi
00193 00193   Medium size leather trunk. D.B. Smith of Oconomowoc, Wis. D.B. Smith, Olivet Commandery No. 18 K.T., Watertown, Wis. Possible Spanish War era.
Note inside trunk: Keith Johnson, Shady Lane, Watertown.
     
00194 00194   Early Kodak camera in leather case made by Eastman Company. Name inside of leather case "A.F. Sallade," most likely A.F. Solliday.     Chapter on Col. Solliday
00195 00195   Tycos brand sphygmomanometer for measuring blood pressure.  Made by Taylor Instrument Co., Rochester, NY.       
00196 00196   Black doctor's bag with fittings (5 bottles). Donated by Mrs. L.H. Nowack, Elizabeth St., Watertown.  Included in bag: #6337 Tonsil snare, #6338 Tonsil grasping forceps, #6339 Sponge forceps, #6340 Hemostats, #6341 Trocar, #6342 Nasal snare.   6367  
00197 00197   Camera/projector in metal box given by Mrs. Harold Schuman in 1965   5981  
00198 00198   Blue & white pitcher and bowl set given by Mrs. G.B. Lewis of 408 S. Washington St. (Verify address) Set made by John Hancock & Sons, England Royal Vitreous Poppy.   3919  
00199 00199   White crockery with blue band includes mug, toothbrush holder, and soap dish. Made by J & E Mayer. Warranted stone china   1035  
00200 00200   Pitcher and bowl set, brown and white, unidentified.      
00201 00201   Pitcher and bowl set, donor Claire Hermann. Marked Verona V.P. CO.   2952  
00202 00202   Alarm clock donated by C.C. Edmonds #6688 .   Early alarm clock, patented March 27, 1877, donated by Gladys Mollart. #6044   6688 & 6044  
00203 00203   Milk glass ink well donated by Gladys Mollart; rubber stamp dater #1871; brass base night lamp (Octagon House) #969.   1871 & 969  
00204 00204   “A Choice Selection of Psalms” 1819.   287  
00205 00205   Walking stick “Shillagaha”      
00206 00206   Tobacco pouch with date 1879 sewn on in beads. Letters “C.K.” sewn on in beads on back.   3954  
00207 00207   Unidentified subjects, shelf frame.    4002  
00208 00208   Iron ornate ink well with horseshoe motif.       
00209 00209   Cashbook, Buchheit, commission business, 1871, donated by Dr. A. C. Hahn.  Town of Watertown treasurer’s book, 1866.   4287 Chapter on William Buchheit
00210 00210   Lion’s tooth, Gauca Valley, Columbia, South America, Daniel Mitchell      
00211 00211   Cigar stand   2372  
00212 00212   Trunk, tan leather with metal studs wood trim. Donor: Mrs. Elise Schultz, Strehlow.   2809  
00213 00213   "Indian Clubs"   4261  
00214 00214   Fur, black bear skin mittens   6490  
00215 00215   Wooden shoes, donor: Cathryn Dolan   5107  
00216 00216   Buffalo fur coat belonged to Mr. Theo F. Kohn.  Claimed to be more than 125 years old at time of its donation in 1961.  Label reads “The Badger Coat,” Geo. H. Heinemann & Co., Milwaukee.”  Donated by grandson Mr. Theo Kohn.   5091  
00217 00217   Trunk, C. Hugo Jacobi, Sr.   6598 Chapter on C. H. Jacobi
00218 00218   Watertown, Wisconsin American Legion caps (2). 
The Watertown American Legion began in 1919 with Dr. A. F. Solliday as first commander.
    Chapter on American Legion
00219 00219   Items stored in WWI box: 
[1] #7261 Picture of WWI infantry men. 33rd Company, 161st Depot Brigade, Camp Grant, Ill. Herman Dorn (digitized separately as WHS_006_844);
[2] Jefferson County boys leaving for Camp Grant, July 24, 1918, Herman Dorn. Donated by Mrs. Viola Dorn of Oconomowoc (digitized separately as WHS_006_843);
[3] #4245 Long brown cloth case for flag;
[4] #7245 Leather case, H.C. Dorn containing brass WWI era belt buckle;
[5] German Ersatz money;
[6] Sterling flask, marked Germany;
[7] Assorted straps and belts.
  7261, 4245, 7245  
00220 00220   Items in Civil War box:  
[1] Card in box reads “This equipment was used by Norman Humphrey in the war of 1861 to 1865 (Civil War). Lieut. of Co. B, 29 Regt., Wisconsin. Loaned by Frank Atkins. 5/24/1938;
[2] #3123 Leather valise used by Herman Humphrey, used in 29th Infantry, Civil War;
[3] #3149 soft hide gauntlets.
[4] #2445 Eye glasses in metal case.
[5] #6602 Leather card case with playing cards.
[6] #3968 Civil War era straight edge razor.
[7] #863/863 Civil War era cartridge filler loading tool, shot gun shell crimper.
[8] #1906 Early safety razor. Hardege Estate.
[9] #3138 Small flask in leather case.
[10] Collection also include spectacles in pewter case and empty shell casings
  3123, 3149, 2445, 6602, 3968, 863, 1906, 3138 Chapter on Norman Humphrey
00220B 00220B   Enlargement of 00220 portion      
00220C 00220C   Enlargement of 00220 portion      
00220D 00220D   Enlargement of 00220 portion      
00220E 00220E   Enlargement of 00220 portion      
00221 00221   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221B 00221B   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221C 00221C   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221D 00221D   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221E 00221E   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221F 00221F   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221G 00221G   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00221H 00221H   Doctor equipment bag (possibly obstetrics) donated by Sylvia Hammersly in Sept. 2002. Contents include: surgical equipment box; silver steel box with bottles, gauze, etc.; white box with supplies; surgical equipment in white cloth; surgical equipment wrapped in deerskin; and stethoscope and scissors.   21102  
00222 00222   Victorian framed shadowbox flower art      
00223 00223   Victorian framed shadowbox flower art (large)      
00224 00224   Victorian framed shadowbox flower art      
00225 00225   Victorian framed wire-wrapped hair art, wreath shadow box      
00226 00226   Wooden Cigar Box, "Schimmel's 182 Hand Made." 
William Schimmel, Watertown Cigar Maker, 1910-1937. Among the cigars which bore the Schimmel mark were such favorites as the S and S, Havana Special, Juanita, and the noted 182.
  140401 Chapter on William Schimmel
00227 00227   Antique shotguns (3)   1700  
00228 00228   Pair of mounted antlers, O. C. Wertheimer      
00229 00229   Framed photo - County Council of Defense Meeting, Watertown, Wis, Aug. 4, 1918. Most likely taken at Riverside Park near pavilion.        
00230 00230   City dam near Milwaukee Street (1956).
The Art of Alex Hardie: Watertown lawyer who, in 1900, was in a train accident, the result of which both of his arms had to amputated. He painted by holding the brush in his mouth.  Hardie, a Watertown native, lived most of his adult life near Madison, but never lost his love for his hometown. He died in the 1950s at the age of 70.
    Chapter on Alex Hardie
00231 00231   Hardie’s cottage on Lake Koshkonong. 
The Art of Alex Hardie: Watertown lawyer who, in 1900, was in a train accident, the result of which both of his arms had to amputated. He painted by holding the brush in his mouth.
    Chapter on Alex Hardie
00232 00232   The old G.B Lewis Plant, barber shop on Main Street bridge seen in the distance  ["The Bridge" barber shop, John Seager] (1946). 
The Art of Alex Hardie: Watertown lawyer who, in 1900, was in a train accident, the result of which both of his arms had to amputated. He painted by holding the brush in his mouth.
    Chapter on Alex Hardie
00233 00233   Small farm/fishing scene in rural Watertown (Koshkonong ?) 
The Art of Alex Hardie: Watertown lawyer who, in 1900, was in a train accident, the result of which both of his arms had to amputated. He painted by holding the brush in his mouth.
    Chapter on Alex Hardie
00234 00234   City dam near Milwaukee Street, view from east bank (1956). Globe Mill, left; G.B. Lewis center. 
The Art of Alex Hardie: Watertown lawyer who, in 1900, was in a train accident, the result of which both of his arms had to amputated. He painted by holding the brush in his mouth.
    Chapter on Alex Hardie
      00235 / Image not posted.   Collection of dolls from box, Gladys Mollart collection #4098 cloth doll with rose colored dress and rose felt hat, marked “Made in England by Norah Wellings.” Donor: Jane Lord.       
      00236 / Image not posted.   Antique dolls, no identification number.       
00237 00237   Large doll, cloth body, eyes close. Donor: Col. Riechert estate.   3480  
      00238 / Image not posted.  Doll with hair, eyes close, no identification number.       
00239 00239   Items in small trunk.  Collection of tin-type miniature portraits gilt framed in black embossed cases. Five pictures that look to be of one family. Pictures consist of toddler, middle aged gentleman, middle aged gentleman and two boys, three women and one picture of a young man and woman (frame wrapped in ribbon). No identification markers.      
00240 00240   Collection of porcelain and bisque miniature dolls – some marked Germany, Bavaria and Japan. Collection also include doll clothes. No identification markers.      
00241 00241   Brownie automatic camera 1908. Donor: Howard Donner.   4986  
      00242 / Image not posted.  Chinese lacquered wooden box with key. Gold design on cover. Donor: Joyce Miller estate.    Box contains collection of antique jewelry.     3279  
      00243 /  Image not posted.   Wall plaque cherubs, plaster relief.     6233  
00244 00244   #4975 Wooden sewing box. Red with imitation caning on top and sides. Box (not contents) donated by Mrs. J. Stiemke. Box contains: #2829 Gold drop earrings; mother of pearl buckle cover (?); assorted jewelry and sewing notions; #3643 small picture with beaded horseshoe frame – donor: B. Kading; #1332 Black bead broach; hat pins; cufflinks; Watertown Centennial memorabilia.  Gladys Mollert 1928 Rotary Intl ribbon.   4975, 2829, 3643, 1332  
00245 00245   Victorian beveled mirror vanity. Side mirrors slide into wooden case. Can stand or hang. No identification marker.      
00246 00246   Log cabin quilt donated by Mrs. John Kocian of Beaver Dam.   6796  
00247 00247   Wash set, white with pansies   1039  
      00248 / Image not posted.    Brown wooden box.        
00249 00249   Victorian power puff with Cupid motif   130521 B  
00250 00250   Dog Tag (1899) donated by Frederick Marks, 109 Green St., Watertown   7963  
00251 00251   Locket donated by Mrs. Law. De Suarte   7964  
      00252 / Image not posted.   Folding Victor Kodak camera and case donated by Mrs. William Thomas.     1831  
      00253 /  Image not posted.   Pearl necklaces.    3359  
00254 00254   Playing and learning cards   6340  
00255 00255   J.& P. Coats thread box      
      00256 / Image not posted.   Unmarked box of doll heads.       
      00257 / Image not posted.   Small box of tie tacks/pins.       
00258 00258   Antique silvered mirror with wire hanger. Donor Dr. Milton Ochs of Oak Park, IL   5829  
      00259 / Image not posted.   Red plush sewing box, Amelia Eger estate.     1264  
00260 00260   Black leather case with safety razor set – a razor blade for each day of the week. Solliday estate.   4216 Chapter on Col. Solliday
      00261 / Image not posted.   Red leather pencil case containing writing tools with bone handles. Solliday estate.     4221  
      00262 / Image not posted.   Small cigar box “Compliments of the Season.” Donated by Mrs. Sam Kuenzi.     6738  
      00263 / Image not posted.   Shaker box donated by Elizabeth Nowack. Also included in photo are other small unidentified items found in box.    8052  
      00264 / Image not posted.   Cribbage board and four metal pegs.    4235  
      00265 / Image not posted.   Checkers donated by Harry Moore.    5146  
00266 00266   World’s Fair Premium Tailor System copyright 1893 for ladies and children.      
00267 00267   Fifth Annual Homecoming watch fob of Timothy Johnson, Watertown’s first white settler 1836.  Pendant dated August 4, 1907.     Chapter on Timothy Johnson
      00268 / Image not posted.  Silk party bag with spider web pattern (6533);
Antique beaded flower bouquet (8065);
Black ladies purse with attached mirror (941001); Mother of pearl card case.
Belong to ancestor of Elsa B. Hoerman (121012H)
     
00269 00269   #6208 Match box, #1029 China pin box, #1760 small metal jewel case, #5858 Hexagon glass jewel box.  Donor: Dr. Milton Ochs.  #6219 Chess set.  #5447 Silver beaded belt buckle. Donor: Carl Nowack estate      
00270 00270   #121012C Black beaded purse.  #041200 Hat pins. Edma Uterbees estate, donated by Lois Hargraves.  #041200 Beaded collar. Edma Uterbees estate, donated by Lois Hargraves.  #6118 Mantilla black lace half mitts. Donated by Mrs. Ray Donahue.      
00271 00271   Leather and woven wool belt belonging to Mr. John Richards, builder of Octagon House   1449  
00272 00272   Dresser group 3: #8093 Pin cushion; #5051 Pin cushion; Black velvet pin cushion unidentified; Box of sewing pins marked “W D Sproesser Co., Jewelers and Music Dealers, Watertown, Wis.”     Chapter on Sproesser
      00273 / Image not posted.  Dresser group 4. #1334 Small hair combs; #6623 Brooch made of hair; Tortoise shell hair comb; Black hair clip; Black hand bag; Mesh coin purse.      
00274 00274   Writing desk case; Antique stapler; Ink well      
00275 00275   Cigar cutter manufactured by Brunhoff MFG Co. Cincinnati.  Cast iron with 2 press down cigar cutters, c.1905.   2543  
00276 00276   Military men's watch, Leonard's Specialty   8036  
      00277 / Image not posted.  Antique goggles.      
00278 00278   Walnut spool day bed. A wedding gift to Eliza Richards and dates to 1841.   1032 Chapter on Eliza Richards
00279 00279   Maple table in Richard’s bedroom. On display are a silverplate mechanical jewel box with green glass serpent handle, antique shelf clock and china candlestick (#1052). Image also includes shadow box framed portraits of John and Eliza Richards.      
00280 00280   Walnut dresser in Richard’s bedroom. On display area:  Table top mirror with stand; Fabric-covered jewelry box; Oil lamp.  #060601 small glass box containing a woven hair wreath (#060601).  #2065 A/B Glass perfume bottles (Mary Ellen Burke).  #5448 hat pin holder with hat pins.  Hand-held mirror. #041200F Beaded collar.  #9410001T Gold chain mail ladies purse.  #4211 Ecru handmade lace and mesh runner for piano or table top
     
00281 00281   Small glass box containing a woven hair wreath (#060601)      
00282 00282   Fabric-covered jewelry box      
00283 00283   Photograph album donated by Henry Mulberger estate (#5300); Small Holy Bible containing New Testament   5300 Chapter on Mulberger
00284 00284   “Little Violet” donated by Mrs. A. Herrmann   6564  
00285 00285   #3283 Framed sampler in Adirondack frame      
00286 00286   Large oil portrait of little girl by tree      
00287 00287   #2833 Currier & Ives print “Little Willie.” Donated by Mrs. Elsie Schultz Strelow      
00288 00288   Framed charcoal portrait of Eliza Richards     Chapter on Eliza Richards
00289 00289   #7055 Spool holder in shape of rocking chair. To Ella R. Sipp from (name cannot be read) “for her kindness.” 
#4979 Sewing box in shape of rocker, made of plywood and varnished. Donor Mrs. J. Stiemke. 
#6235 Woven wicker darning basket with crochet hook. 
#3922 Darning egg with handle. Donor Fitch estate.
     
00290 00290   Walnut ladies’ chair with tapestry floral seat cover      
00291 00291   Oak rocking chair with crushed velvet upholstery      
00292 00292   Walnut side chair with pin striped seat cover      
00293 00293   Walnut side chair with caned seat      
00294 00294   Very early wooden rocking chair, black painted finish.      
      00295 / Image not posted.  #4273 Red satin pillow cover with grape crocheted design. Donated by Mrs. Luebke.       
00296 00296   Early wooden cradle in Richard’s bedroom containing doll and quilt      
00297 00297   Walnut four-poster bed originally belonging to John and Eliza Richards.  Oil hanging lamp with painted shade in Richard's bedroom      
00298 00298   Walnut sewing table with revolving door underneath.      
00299 00299   Custard glass Souvenir of Watertown hair container.      
00300 00300   #7061 Mercury glass candle stick with flower motif.      
N.B.  Our digital inventory project has just started so this is truly a "work in progress"
            Countless others yet to be added over time