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Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Portion of City Hall with a flag flying from the roof. There is another building across the street, and horse-drawn carriages and people on the road.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Elevated view of factory with lake and ships in the background. Trains, people, horses, and carriages, with a multitude of smokestacks in foreground. The f...

Date: 1885-06-23 before

Description: Menu card and satin overlay with the intertwined initials "M" and "A" for the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Merchants Association at Plankinton House. The f...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Old Milwaukee County Court House and adjoining buildings as they appeared from 1836 to 1870. Scene also shows pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles.

Date: 1889 

Description: Souvenir Booklet for the opening night of August 19. Interior view showing part of the stage, floor seating, stairs, and the three levels of balcony seati...

Date: 1883 

Description: Etched print of factory with inset of Bay State Works in lower right corner. Lake with ships in background, with busy, buggy covered roads in foreground....

Date: 1884-06-05 before

Description: Die-cut elongated octagonal menu for the 7th annual banquet of the Merchants Association at The Plankinton. On the cover is an oval portrait of a deer with...

Date: 1882 

Description: Card menu for the Wisconsin Authors' Club Banquet at Klosterheim. On the top left is a framed landscape of trees overlooking a body of water.


Cottage Inn

Date: 1835 

Description: Two-story home with sloping roof. One man is whipping a team of eight cattle while another man drives the plow behind them. To the left stands a man near a...

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: 1894 

Description: Advertising card for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a chromolithograph illustration of a woman holding a tree branch.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Advertising card for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring an illustration of a little girl holding a small bouquet of wildflowers.

Date: 1889 

Description: Souvenir Booklet made for the opening night of August 19, 1889. Half of the image is the opera house, and the other half is a brief summary and descriptio...

Date: 1859 

Description: The fairgrounds in Milwaukee, the year when Abraham Lincoln spoke. The fair grounds were located at the Brockway Grounds near Twelfth and Spring streets....

Date: 1891 

Description: Lithograph view of The Pabst German Stadt Theater on Oneida Street in Milwaukee, Wis.

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...

Date: 1865-06-28 ca.

Description: The Great Fair held at Milwaukee for the benefit of the Wisconsin Soldiers Home. The 130x130 foot building was constructed especially for the ten-day fair....


City Hall

Date: 1895 

Description: The Milwaukee Sentinel Semi-Centennial Souvenir. City Hall and street in front with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians.

Date: 1872 

Description: Elevated view over residential area, with several churches in the background.

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