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Title Yacht Club Dock
Catalog Number P1991.45.7
Accession number 1991.45
Object Name Postcard, Lithographic
Description A color lithographic postcard showing sailboats & steam yachts at the dock of the Oshkosh Yacht Club on Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Date circa 1907
Subjects Lake Winnebago
Sailboats
Sailboat racing
Inland Lakes Yachting Association
Docks
Yacht clubs
Yacht racing
Oshkosh Yacht Club
Sports
Steam yachts
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Christilaw
Catalog date 2006-08-09
Cataloged by Radig, Dan
Medium Cardstock/Ink
Neg # 14242
Notes A lithographic postcard showing sailboats, steam yachts and people at the dock of the Oshkosh Yacht Club on Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The former property of Richard Harney at the foot of Washington Ave. was purchased for $9,000 in 1903. The clubhouse was completed in 1903 at a cost of $13,000. A member of the club by the name of W. J. Gunning was sent to Chicago to select furnishings for the building which brought the final investment to $30,000. By 1918, the club membership was depleted to the point that the building was sold to the city of Oshkosh for municipal purposes, although it was still used by the club. On March 8, 1927 the club repurchased the building from the city, but by 1932, the building had been sold again this time to the American Legion.
Same as p2003.20.951
Orig/copy Original