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Photograph

Milwaukee Exchange

Date: 1883 

Description: Women switchboard operators at the sole Milwaukee telephone exchange.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Photograph of a watercolor painting by F.W. Heine of fellow artist Franz Rohrbeck. Rohrbeck is painting a study of a figure for the Jerusalem panorama (c...

Date: 1847 

Description: Drawing of a Native American man looking into the Milwaukee settlement.

Date: 1872 

Description: This map shows wards, roads, railroads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, parks, some landownership, and a race course. Manuscript annotations in red i...

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...

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...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A young girl, Helen Phillips, stands in a yard near a fence behind a wooden chair. She reaches though the decorative panels on the back of the chair and gr...

Photograph

Men Pulling Carts

Date: 1897 after

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

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landownersÂ’ names, and selected buildings. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Date: 1886 

Description: Print advertising the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition, which went from September 1st to October 16th, 1886. Entire building with flags flying from almost...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee River with large sailing ship - a two-masted schooner - entering the port.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Elevated stereoview of the William H. Metcalf residence at the corner of Cass Street and Juneau Avenue. Trees line the street and sidewalk along the perime...

Date: 1895-10-13 

Description: Twenty-one photographs of churches, city halls, courthouses, and other buildings and their locations throughout Milwaukee.

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...

Photograph

Layton House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: 2504 Forest Home Avenue. This hotel was situated on what was originally a plank road between Milwaukee and Muskego. It was designed after the Federal style...

Date: 1887 

Description: This map shows sewers, manholes, streets, canals, rivers, and Lake Michigan. An explanation of sewer types is included.

Date: 1890 

Description: This map shows city wards, block numbers, parks, cemeteries, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. The map includes indexes to streets, public building...

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

Gustav Willms

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a cigar manufacturer.

Date: 1885 after

Description: Formal group portrait of the students attending the Milwaukee Day School for the Oral Instruction of the Deaf. The first public day school for the deaf, es...

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