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Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Map shows townships, post offices, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. The sections are in pink, green, blue, and yellow. Counties, towns, and lakes...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Special open streetcar called the MARGUERITE, with elaborate lighting, decorations, movable chairs and other features.

Date: 1888 

Description: Map of Milwaukee "Compiled under the direction of the J.V. DUPRE ABSTRACT CO., from Dupre’s 1/4-Sectn’l Atlas of Milwaukee, by G. Steinhagen, C.E." Contain...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: It was in this shop that Christopher Sholes, inventor of the typewriter, did much of his work on various inventions. This photograph may be as early as th...

Photograph

City Hall

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph; view of the earlier City Hall building, on Market Square at the corner of E. Water Street and Oneida Street. Several signs are in the image, i...

Date: 1884 after

Description: Subheading states the center building to be the oldest house in Milwaukee, and built by Matthias Stein in January 1838. The home is only two stories tall,...

Date: 1899-07 ca.

Description: A boat leaving Milwaukee Harbor between two breakwaters, steaming into Milwaukee Bay and onward out into Lake Michigan.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Exterior of Schlitz Brewing Company with two men and a boy in suits and hats in the foreground.

Photograph

Milwaukee Street

Date: 1870 before

Description: Stereograph; looking down a wide, tree-lined dirt road. A fence is visible behind the tree line on the right.

Date: 1885 

Description: Several men pose with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway engine #87, built by Schenectady Locomotive Works. This image was taken near Cherry Street.

Date: 1897 after

Description: Boats used for fighting fires are docked near a walkway. On the left the walkway is full of men, some gathered near the boats. A fire hose is stretched out...

Date: 1895 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a color illustration of a derailed train carrying circus animals and a man op...

Date: 1883 

Description: Horse pulling a wagon in front of the telephone building. There are many telephone poles and wires along the street.

Photograph

Union Depot

Date: 1885 

Description: Elevated view of Reed Street from the corner of South Water Street. This depot served the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Wisconsin Central, and the...

Date: 1867 

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: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph of a view over rooftops of a neighborhood near Lake Michigan. Shoreline can be seen in the background.

Photograph

Soldiers Monument

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Women congregate near "The Victorious Charge," a monument to Soldiers who fought in the Civil War located in Milwaukee's Court of Honor on the median betwe...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landowners’ names, and selected buildings. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Date: 1844 

Description: Illustration of the west side of East Water Street.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Section of the factory at a crossroads with road construction workers outside. Name of company visible on building.

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