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Wisconsin Street

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Stereoview of Wisconsin Street looking west to Grand Avenue.

Photograph

Syl at Reservoir

Date: 1899-05-28 

Description: View down gravel path towards Syl seated on a bench along the edge of a reservoir on a hill. There is a brick building, perhaps a pumphouse, built over the...

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: A hand-drawn map of the township sectioning of Milwaukee, eastern Waukesha, northern Walworth, and Racine Counties. Other items shown in the map are the l...

Print

"Salve" Menu

Date: 1895-06-08 before

Description: One-page card menu, possibly from the restaurant in the Hotel Pfister. At the top left is an embossed crest with the Latin greeting "Salve" ("Welcome") sur...

Date: 1858 

Description: An ink on paper map of Milwaukee County and the eastern portion of Waukesha County that shows the townships of Oak Creek, Franklin, Greenfield, Wauwatosa,...

Date: 1844 

Description: An ink on paper, hand-drawn map of Milwaukee County that shows the sectioning of townships, the boundary of the canal grant, roads, streams, lakes, such as...

Photograph

Wisconsin Street

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Stereoview of Wisconsin Street looking south from the corner of East Water Street.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Several adults, two children and a dog enjoying a pond at Bracken Brae, the country home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker. Hilda...

Photograph

Milwaukee River

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of river looking north from the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. A pier with a small building and poster boards extends into the water from the bott...

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: 1875 ca.

Description: A series of four, ink on tracing cloth maps of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin that show the topography, the Milwaukee and Menomonee rivers, and railroad of th...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of General Frederick C. Winkler of Milwaukee from the 1895 Columbian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of the Rep...

Date: 1837-06 

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Shows riverside property west of the Milwaukee River. Inscribed by several early Milwaukee settlers, including Henry W. Cleveland, Cy...

Date: 1858-06 

Description: This map shows additions and subdivisions to Milwaukee, city wards, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. This map was engraved to accompany the city d...

Photograph

Kremer Homestead

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Located on 4th Street; only the first floor is visible through the trees. The house sits on a small hill above the street. Two chairs sit in the lawn on...

Date: 1856 

Description: View looking west from Lake Michigan with several steam ships and sailing vessels in harbor. There is a lighthouse to left of center, along shoreline.

Photograph

Schlitz Palm Garden

Date: 1886-07-03 after

Description: Interior of the Schlitz Palm Garden. Includes a drawing of a waiter carrying a tray of beer glasses. Located on N. 3rd Street, south of W. Wisconsin Avenue...

Book or Pamphlet

Milwaukee Harvester Catalog

Date: 1894 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring an illustration of a soldier on a horse in a field under the title "Peace and...

Photograph

Western Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Western Hotel. The original tavern was built in 1834 (?) by William Shields (?). In 1845 it was operated by his son Simon Shields. In 1873...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders carte-de-visite of Ethelinda Marie Thorsen (1856-1947), age 16, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of John Thorsen (b. 1820), a lumberman...

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