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Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...
Date: 1865 ca.
Description: Elevated view of the first Milwaukee railroad depot, which was used by the Milwaukee & Waukesha and the Milwaukee & Mississippi railroads. The Milwaukee &...
Description: Stereograph of woman, man and child outdoors on a farm with snow on the ground. The woman is wearing bloomers and is holding a bucket in the process of doi...
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of John Rugee, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Description: Information about the Toechter Institut in Milwaukee.
Description: Map with labelled block and lot numbers, owners of large property parcels, city wards, railroads, and streets. Population from 1835 to 1860 listed below ti...
Description: Studio portrait of young Lieutenant Colonel Arthur MacArthur Jr., F & S, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, posing in a Civil War uniform next to a chair.
Date: 1866 before
Description: Stereograph. This building, which was destroyed by fire in 1866, was located in the commercial district known as Market Square. The Square was actually a t...
Date: 1869 ca.
Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...
Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Lewis S. Burton, Company B, 30th Wisconsin Infantry, standing in full uniform with his sword on his left si...
Date: 1860 ca.
Description: On the site of the Layton art gallery, on the northeast corner of East Mason and North Jefferson Streets. A man is standing at a corner light post.
Description: Image of early Milwaukee settlement with a horse-drawn carriage, as well as industry and a railroad. The text on the image reads: "As foreign nations saw u...
Date: 1867 after
Description: 1868-1875. Founded by Dr. Joseph Salzman (featured in the vignette at left, teaching). Vignette, lower left, features St. Francis Seminary, founded in 185...
Date: 1868 ca.
Description: Exterior view of the Emil Wallber house with four people standing near the entrance. Wallber was the mayor of Milwaukee from 1884-1888. The location of the...
Description: Stereoview of Increase Lapham examining a fragment of a meteorite.
Description: Includes index to public buildings, churches, schools. Inset: Glidden & Lockwood’s addition. Gives names of some property owners.
Description: View of St. John's Catherdral with the original tower.
Description: Drawn the second year of the Civil War, this 1862 map of Milwaukee shows post offices, light houses, beacon lights, county buildings, elevator warehouses,...
Description: Newsprint extra about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appeared on the back page of publication with a time line of events as they occurred.
Description: George W. Noble's commission as First Sergeant in the Wisconsin 2nd Cavalry.
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