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Photograph

Piggsville

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Small neighborhood of the city at the west end of the Menomonee River Valley. Overhead is the second Wisconsin Avenue Viaduct, demolished in 1992. Cars a...

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, railroads, parks, cemeteries, and a proposed harbor. The top margin includes an advertisement for Delco Motor Oil and the right mar...

Date: 1934 after

Description: A man is walking on the raised sidewalk in front of the building near a fence. On the windows is written "Lakehouse Lunch Room".

Photograph

Wisconsin Avenue

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Avenue at Sixth Street, looking east from near the front of the Milwaukee Public Library (left foreground). Taken at night; lighted clocks read 9...

Date: 1940 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and is map 6 in a series of 12. The map shows streets, and the Milwaukee River.

Photograph

Boy Scout Parade

Date: 1938 

Description: Elevated view. As part of Boy Scout Day at the Wisconsin State Fair, a contingent of scout flag bearers marches over the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over the M...

Date: 1931 before

Description: Small clusters of fire fighters work to put out a fire with fire hoses, which are aimed high at a building covered in smoke.

Photograph

Buying Snacks

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: View from interior of a man wearing sunglasses, and a woman at the snack counter at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Two women are behind the counter s...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, railways, bus lines, railroads, roads, parks, cemeteries, Lake Michigan, and a proposed harbor. Also included is a legend and on th...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A young girl dances near a man wearing a tie on the announcer's platform at a Civilian Defense Rally. To the far left a microphone is visible, and in the b...

Postcard

Plankinton House

Date: 1910 before

Description: Postcard with image of hotel in the upper left corner. View looking east on Grand Avenue from the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street. Plankinton Block w...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A young girl stands behind a microphone on the announcers platform at a Civilian Defense Rally. In the background are a road and commercial buildings.

Date: 1956 after

Description: A monument to Milwaukeeans killed in the Second World War and the Korean Conflict. Night view, with building lit internally, with light coming out of large...

Date: 1940 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and is map 7 in a series of 12. The map shows streets and a railroad line.

Date: 1938-12 ca.

Description: A device spraying water to create an ice rink. The rink was 115 x 200 ft. and was opened sometime during Christmas week 1938. There are houses and pedestri...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A man and two young children, a boy and a girl, ride an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. Behind them written on the wall of a bu...

Date: 1905 

Description: Afermath of the fire of June 4, 1905. A chimney and some burnt out walls still stand. The area around the ruins is fenced off. The top of the building t...

Date: 1948 

Description: This map is ink on tracing paper and shows acreages, wards, streets, rivers, and Lake Michigan. Also included are editorial notes in pencil.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View looking up Wisconsin Avenue from the bridge. Many pedestrians, streetcars, and horse-drawn vehicles are visible.

Date: 1935 

Description: Nighttime view. A small sign for the company is in a middle window on the first floor. The left entrance has a potted plant in the window.

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