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Date: 1860 

Description: Image drawn by Franz H√∂lzlhuber of early Milwaukee settlement with a horse-drawn carriage, as well as industry and a railroad. The text on the image reads:...

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: 1854 

Description: This map is oriented with north slightly to the right and the Milwaukee River is labeled. The top margin reads: "Senate Ex. Doc. No. 1. 1st Session, 33rd C...


"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: 1894 after

Description: Also the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company building. Large building on the corner of National Avenue, with a sign for the National Exchange Bank p...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Letter on stationery featuring an engraving of an exterior view of the Milwaukee House showing horse-drawn vehicles and people standing on the sidewalk in...


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...

Date: 1875 before

Description: Stereograph. Looking northwest. Designed by Edward Townsend Mix, the building is said to be Wisconsin's premier example of the Victorian Gothic style of ar...


Farmer's Market

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Farmer's market with horse-drawn vehicles and a man leading a bull.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View across water of sailboats in Milwaukee Bay. One of the boats, The Kim, has Syl on board. In the background are industrial buildings, one of whi...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Group of relatives and associates of John Johnston, posed sitting and standing on the steps of the estate. Some of the men wear bowler hats and hold canes,...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Men walking across a bridge over railroad tracks.

Date: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph. Building also housed the Custom House. Corner of Milwaukee and Wisconisn Streets.

Date: 1872 

Description: Lithograph elevated view of the Alexander Mitchell home and gardens seen from the corner of Ninth and Spring Streets. Pedestrians, horse-riders and a horse...

Date: 1888 ca.

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



Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Group portrait of postmen from the Milwaukee Area.

Date: 1887 

Description: Stereograph. From the northeast (contrary to photographer's description.) A large tree stands in the center of the image along the drive, with the home be...

Date: 1857 

Description: Caption reads: "THE LOTS embraced in the proposed Addition, are situated in the Fourth Ward of the City of Milwaukee, about twenty minutes walk from Spring...

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...


Milwaukee River

Date: 1873 

Description: Newspaper reproduction of an etching of the Milwaukee River.

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