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Description: Unidentified industrial district with smoke billowing from many smokestacks.

Date: 1959-05-21 

Description: Robert Retzlaff (left), manager of the newly opened Ben Franklin variety store at 4204 Monona Drive, poses on his store's first day of business. Merchandis...

Date: 1959 ca.

Description: This map of Lake Geneva has relief shown by contours and water depths shown by isolines. The map includes an index of schools, churches, public services, i...


Main Street

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view down Main Street, with Lake Superior in the distance. There is a cafe on the left and bars on the right. Cars are parked along t...

Date: 1959-09-02 

Description: Three members of the Nakoma Welfare League complete preparations for the annual benefit card party. Left to right: Esther Poehling, Sarah Smith, and Ruth B...

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: Includes street index. Shows local streets, parks, highways, railroads, Fond du Lac River, and part of lake Winnebago. Also includes text on points of inte...

Date: 1955-12-01 

Description: Neon lights up Wisconsin Avenue on a winter night in Milwaukee.

Date: 1951 

Description: This map shows Ashland and Washburn harbors in shades of blue and yellow. Water depths shown by isolines and soundings, and relief is shown by contours. Th...

Date: 1953-05-16 

Description: View from street of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band parading down Mifflin Street, past the Strand Theater. This parade took place on Armed Forces...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: This map of Racine's business section is oriented with the north to the right and shows businesses and lot owners. Businesses, streets, and the Root River...

Date: 1958 after

Description: Photograph of a 1958 Chevy driving past Bergmann Prescription and Photo Center, located at 102 King Street. A man and a woman stand on opposite street corn...

Date: 1959-06-19 

Description: More than 20 children sit on decorated bicycles as part of the 200 children who paraded around the square as 1,500 persons watched during the Bicycle Safet...

Date: 1957 

Description: Small boys on cement track racing small battery-powered “automobiles” around a curve.


Snow in the Night

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Winter scene of a Milwaukee residential street corner with snow at night.

Date: 1959-05-10 

Description: More than twelve people in their Sunday clothes gather in an open lot at Gilbert Road and Tolman Terrace to note the start of construction of their church...

Date: 1959-10-06 

Description: Geraldine Fitzpatrick, left, pours coffee at a welcoming event for new Shorewood Village residents. Standing are, left to right, Helen Cooper, event chairm...

Date: 1950 

Description: This map of Sturgeon Bay is part of the survey of the northern and northwestern lakes. The map shows lights, railroads, roads, and some public buildings. R...

Date: 1959-10-06 

Description: At a welcoming event for new Shorewood Hills residents, Mary Wiley, center, points to an autumn leaf on a wall hanging. Each leaf has the name of a street...

Date: 1955 

Description: Bus traveling down Mifflin Street on Capitol Square. Moseleys, Woldenbergs and Walgreen's Drugs can be seen on the right.


Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: View from street of children and adults gathered along the sidewalk to watch as Madison observes Memorial Day with a parade and three memorial services aro...

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