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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1937-09-21 

Description: A man stands in a lift attached to the bed of an International Model DR-60 truck owned by the Wisconsin Ice and Coal Company. Another man stands atop a rai...

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State Fairgoers

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Fairgoers stroll along a dirt path within the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The dairy barns form a row at the back of the image.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Statue with City Hall behind. Building has large neon letters that say "Be Kind to Animals Week". Monument is a memorial by John H. Mahoney to Henry Bergh,...

Date: 1950-05 

Description: A commuter train of the Milwaukee, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad, with the tower of Milwaukee's Union Station in the background. The Milwaukee, North Sh...

Date: 1946-12 

Description: Members of the United Automobile Workers union, Local 75, line up outside the local's headquarters, 308 E. Center Street, to vote on delegates to the union...

Date: 1938-07-05 

Description: View from street of man carrying ice out of the rear bumper of an International D-300 truck owned by the Wisconsin Ice & Coal Company. The text on the truc...

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Description: A group of boys take a boxing stance near two men standing on a street corner, in front of a building that has "Milwaukee Beer" painted on it.

Date: 1987-07-20 

Description: A little girl offers her place at a fountain to a large Newfoundland-mix dog who takes a drink on a hot day.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: The Miller Brewing wagon, filled with barrels of beer, and a Miller delivery truck. The caption on the photograph reads "1855-1939".

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Soldiers Home with a flag flying from the spire.

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Milwaukee City Hall

Date: 1895 before

Description: Elevated view from the top of a building of Milwaukee City Hall under construction.

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Description: A group of children exiting the brick Community Building. Two sculptures flank the sign above the entrance. There is a thick layer of snow on the ground an...

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Description: Elevated exterior view of Everett Street Station, also called the New Passenger Station facing Fourth Ward Park (later renamed Zeidler Park).

Date: 1950 

Description: View from the top of a warehouse at the south end of 6th Street. There is a traffic jam on both sides of the viaduct. On the left, one man is walking on th...

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Watkins Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watkins building at the southeast corner of N. 3rd Street and W. Kilbourn Avenue. Businesses include: Reimers Photo materials, Provident Loan Society, Arth...

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Miller Block

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Description: Mack building on the southwest corner of N. Water Street and E. Wisconsin Avenue. Rank and Motteram Co. jewelery business inside the Mack building. Several...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from across street of Usinger's Sausage Factory and Retail Store on 1030 North Third Street. Note the murals on the left side of the factory.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A Jersey herd being lined up for the judges at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1948-11-12 

Description: View from across street of employees of Peters Tools, Local 100, standing on the sidewalk in front of the brick storefront with a number of cases at their...

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