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Date:  date unknown

Description: A boy wearing overalls and holding a Pepsi bottle standing near a trash pile on a street curb.


"Yankee Hill"

Date: 1946-10-30 

Description: At North Jackson and East Mason Streets, with the Sherman home (extreme left) and the Newton home (center). Four buildings are in the image, along the road...

Date: 1887-05-19 

Description: View out of entrance to the National Soldiers Home. Fountain and trees framed by arch with hanging lamp.

Date: 1954 before

Description: Exterior view of 1444 Prospect Avenue in winter.


Blimp near Downtown

Date:  date unknown

Description: Blimp (dirigible) flying over downtown buildings. There are two smokestacks in the foreground, and on the right, a sign, from the back, for "The Electric C...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Right side view of locomotive engine no. 2861, a steam locomotive of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.

Map or Atlas

Milwaukee Map Folder

Date: 1925 

Description: This map shows the routes of half-day and all-day trips from the Milwaukee area. The map highlights roads, land parcels, routes and destinations. Lake Mic...

Date: 1907-02 

Description: Exterior view of factory buildings at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works.

Date: 1903 

Description: Elevated view of tanning company owned by Guido Pfister & Fred Vogel in Milwaukee in the 1840s.

Date: 1887-10 

Description: A parade for President Grover Cleveland's Milwaukee visit during his Goodwill Tour. A marching band leads a horse and buggy (possibly carrying the presiden...

Date: 1967-07-25 

Description: Newspaper caption reads: "Passersby don't know it, but what appears to be a coonskin cap around the neck of Todd Vasas, 16, of 2773 S. Shore Drive, is the...


Watkins Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watkins building at the southeast corner of N. 3rd Street and W. Kilbourn Avenue. Businesses include: Reimers Photo materials, Provident Loan Society, Arth...


Description: A woman carefully steps off a Milwaukee streetcar. Original Falk caption reads, "Photos borrowed from Milwaukee County Transport for use in brochure 850801...

Date: 1895 

Description: Home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, at 645 Franklin Place, also know as "The Lion House." Home is set back from the road, wit...


Grove Street

Date: 1905 after

Description: South from National Avenue, a view on the south side of Milwaukee. A church steeple is on the distant left. An electric pole is on the left corner, next...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fountain surrounded by a path and trees. A lamp post is in the right foreground and buildings are visible in the background. Written in cursive is, "With l...

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows wards, sections, roads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, and proposed streets. The inside cover includes hand written annotations that r...


Circus Parade


Description: Circus parade at the corner of West Water and Grand Avenue. Crowds on the sidewalk and in horse-drawn vehicles watch horse-drawn cages and other vehicles w...

Date: 1907 

Description: Exterior view from field of factory buildings at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works.


Wells Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: Text on image in English and German reads "A Happy New Year" and Glueckliches Neujahr," and "The Wells Building" and "Wells-Gebaude."

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