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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: 1886 

Description: Detail of map including plans of the National Soldiers' home.

Date: 1880 

Description: Studio wedding portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) and Kunigunde (Dorn) Willms (1857-1941) in their wedding outfits. K...

Date: 1882-04-29 

Description: Printed invitation to the 2nd annual military ball of the Light Horse Squadron of Milwaukee. The invitation is printed in blue and gold and features illust...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of elevated view of Newhall House which was destroyed by fire in 1883.

Photograph

Old Court House

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the old Court House with park in front of it.

Date: 1885 

Description: View from street of courthouse on street corner.

Photograph

Plankinton House

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. The Plankinton House is in the near foreground across the street. A sign for Little Dry Goods, 105, is on the left, above a horse-drawn cart.

Date: 1889-08 

Description: Formal outdoor group portrait of the 29th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. They are posing while lined up on the front steps of the Milwaukee Armory building...

Date: 1887 

Description: Back cover of an advertising brochure for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of the Milwaukee Junior binder, t...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Cabinet card of a full-length studio portrait of Mrs. Alexander Mitchell standing in front of a painted backdrop. She is wearing a floor-length dark colore...

Date: 1886 

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 M...

Map or Atlas

City of Milwaukee

Date: 1889 

Description: Bird’s-eye-view map. Published in the Milwaukee Sentinel: Wednesday morning, August 28, 1889 for the 23rd Nationla Encampments of the GAR, August 27th to 3...

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,...

Photograph

Kunigunde Willms

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Vignetted quarter-length portrait of Kunigunde (Dorn) Willms (1857-1941) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her hair is pulled back, and she wears earrings, a white...

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...

Print

Bay View

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee looking north from Bay View.

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.

Photograph

Schlitz Palm Garden

Date: 1886-07-03 after

Description: The east side of the Schlitz Palm Garden at N. 3rd Street, south of W. Wisconsin Avenue. The Schlitz Palm Garden opened on July 3, 1886 and was one of the...

Date: 1886-09-21 

Description: Twenty-seven young men and George Brosius posing outdoors with sporting equipment. The young men are dressed in short sleeved shirts and pants (possibly an...

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