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Date: 1948 

Description: Alice in Dairyland, Margaret McGuire, and Elsie the Cow and her calf Beauregard, stand on a parade float with two men in downtown Milwaukee, while a male o...


Street Lighting

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: View down road of overhead lighting equipment of the T.M.E.R. and L. Company, which, at the time had a proposal to be replaced by more modern lighting. Th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire fighters work to put out a fire in a four-story building on a city block. In front of a fire hose spraying water, a photographer is kneeling in front...


FDR in Milwaukee

Date: 1932-10-01 

Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigning for the presidency in Milwaukee in 1932. FDR is riding in a flag-draped open car and escorted by police on motorcycles.


Description: Cover art featuring Milwaukee from promotional booklet of views of the Schlitz Brewery.

Date: 1884 after

Description: Subheading states the center building to be the oldest house in Milwaukee, and built by Matthias Stein in January 1838. The home is only two stories tall,...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereograph; corner of Broad and Wisconsin Avenues. Built in 1870. E.T. Mix, architect. Victorian details decorate the six story building. A small pile of...


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:  date unknown

Description: View down road of lighting system using steel poles and modern fixtures on the terrace near sidewalks. Three cars are parked along the road, and houses are...


Von Stueben Statue

Date: 1952-12 

Description: In Washington park, Washington Park library in the background. Nighttime view, with snow falling. The statue of Frederick Von Steuben on horseback preside...

Date: 1914 before

Description: View of downtown Milwaukee riverbank before the First National Bank was built in 1914. Advertising painted on the sides of buildings includes B. Mock & So...

Date: 1953-03 

Description: Elevated view of construction of the new building, at Sixth Street and Highland Avenue. The downtown can be seen in the background, including the Schlitz c...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. A building on the left has a large sign for Gimbel's on its roof. Beyond the river in the background are two large s...

Date: 1957-08-27 

Description: William Proxmire, his wife, Ellen (to Proxmire's right), and his supporters celebrate his victory in the special election to fill the Senate seat vacated u...

Date: 1946-07-13 

Description: Decorated truck driven by Leonard Greachowiak through downtown in a United Public Workers Parade/Demonstration. The beribboned pickup displays a sign that...


Grand Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Grand Avenue. A number of horse-drawn carriages are lined up near a bridge.

Date: 1899 

Description: Front of armory on Broadway Street, which has a single turret and a sign that reads "Light Horse Squadron Armory." Housed the Light Squadron of the Wiscons...


Freighter on River

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man is standing at the front of the freighter, over the name painted on the side, "James Laughlin". Industrial buildings and water towers are in the back...

Date: 1960 before

Description: Administration Building. A two-story building with an sign and a symbol of a tall beer of glass flanked by two stalks of a plant on the front entrance of t...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Milwaukee Harvester Works. A large crowd of workers, mainly men and boys, pose in front of the factory in an open field.

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