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Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Photograph

Washington Monument

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A monument to George Washington located in Milwaukee's Court of Honor on the median between the lanes of West Wisconsin Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Exterior view of one of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger machine shops. The building was built in 1886 on the corner of South First Street and East Oregon...

Photograph

Soldiers Monument

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Women congregate near "The Victorious Charge," a monument to Soldiers who fought in the Civil War located in Milwaukee's Court of Honor on the median betwe...

Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Newsprint extra about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appeared on the back page of publication with a time line of events as they occurred.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: The MIlwaukee & St. Paul Railroad elevator at the Milwaukee harbor, with a sailing ship anchored nearby.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1862 

Description: Drawn the second year of the Civil War, this 1862 map of Milwaukee shows post offices, light houses, beacon lights, county buildings, elevator warehouses,...

Date: 1898-07-30 ca.

Description: A cannon at Soldiers Home adorned with American flags near a sign reading "Keep off the grass."

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...

Photograph

Men Pulling Carts

Date: 1897 after

Description: Men pushing and pulling two carts, one with a barrel, around a street corner.

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...

Photograph

German Market

Date: 1866 before

Description: Stereograph. This building, which was destroyed by fire in 1866, was located in the commercial district known as Market Square. The Square was actually a t...

Date: 1886 

Description: Group portrait of a group of German panorama painters on a scaffolding in their Milwaukee studio, with the cyclorama of the Battle of Chattanooga/Missionar...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View from pier or dock of buildings along the Milwaukee River, including a building with a clock tower. Signage on brick exteriors reads "J.C. Iverson Co....

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph; looking north from the end of Oneida Street along shoreline.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee.

Date: 1899-05-14 

Description: Aunt Helen and Syl stand on a rustic wooden bridge in Gully Lake Park. A pavilion is visible behind them through the trees.

Photograph

Newhall House

Date: 1880 ca.

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

Photograph

Walter Allen School

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior of Walter Allen School, with a woman in a carriage parked in front. The Walter Allen School was an elementary school located at 1657 South Third S...

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