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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: 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: 1881 ca.

Description: Interior view of lobby area with several people sitting in chairs. Manuscript notations on the mount makes much of the fact that it was photographed at ni...

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...

Date: 1886 before

Description: Stereograph. Located on Oneida Street, the opera house is three stories tall, and located across the street from a pharmacy (the Rx sign is hanging above t...

Date: 1881 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of rooftops on the west side, with St. Mary's Convent in the background.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The foundry of the E.P. Allis Works.

Map or Atlas

Colton's Wisconsin

Date: 1882 

Description: This basic reference map of the state shows natural features, railroads, county seats, and political boundaries against the G.L.O. township and range grid....

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: E.P. Allis & Co's Reliance Works: steam cranes and ovens.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: A Christmas tree stand made by Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917), a cigarmaker, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is probably made of cigar boxes. Written on back...

Date: 1882-02-21 

Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. Part of a bridge is visible in the lower left corner. Under the bridge is a floating pier with advertisements painted on its sides. Another br...

Date: 1887-11 

Description: Group portrait of German painters relaxing in the studio of the American Panorama Company, during a break from painting the Jerusalem cyclorama depicting t...

Photograph

Post Office

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of corner of Milwaukee and Wisconsin Streets. Three-story white building with several chimneys. A horse and cart are on the rig...

Photograph

Mason Street

Date: 1889 

Description: Looking down street toward Lake Michigan, which is visible at the end of the road. The dirt street is lined with trees and houses. On the right stands a...

Date: 1887 before

Description: Northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 4th Street. Built in 1854 at a cost of $18,000. The storefronts were added in 1868; the building razed in 1886.

Date: 1884-07-21 

Description: Group portrait of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway employees taken outside the railroad's Milwaukee shop. Most of the men appear to be blue collar wor...

Date: 1888 ca.

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

Date: 1887-05-19 

Description: Firefighters stand with steam fire engine in front of fire station at National Soldiers Home.

Photograph

Railroad Office

Date: 1887 

Description: General office of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company in the Mitchell Building in Milwaukee. Left to right: the individual seated in left...

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