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View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Photograph

Home of the Aged

Date: 1900 before

Description: Located at Wells Street and 20th Street. Building is five stories high with several chimneys and a tower with a cross on the roof in the center of the buil...

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...

Photograph

Lemuel Hull House

Date: 1887 

Description: Built in 1840 by Lemuel Hull. William Singer was the mason. The basement was made by lowering the hill. There were originally only two stories. First...

Date:  ca.

Description: View down Milwaukee street with strolling pedestrians on the sidewalk. The large commercial buildings include the Gridley Dairy Co. storefront. There is al...

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Date: 1924 

Description: This map shows streets, selected buildings, railroads, railway yards, schools, parks, schools, cemeteries, bays, the Milwaukee River, and Lake Michigan. De...

Photograph

Double Wedding

Date: 1980-01-17 

Description: High school students stage a mock double wedding in their Family Living class.

Date: 1895 after

Description: Exterior of building. A large advertising sign is on the right side, behind a large smokestack. A smaller sign stating "For Rent O.J. Schenck" has been h...

Date: 1935-11-25 

Description: Five men gather around an engine in a factory (most likely International Harvester's Milwaukee Works). Original caption reads, "Branch service managers vie...

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Eggs Hatching

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of fairgoers intently watch an exhibit of eggs, some of which are just beginning to hatch.

Date: 1965-03 

Description: The caption with this photograph reads: "Dr. Walter Peterson (right), professor of history at Lawrence University, Appleton, with F. Gerald Ham, Wisconsin...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of the Town of Lake is ink and pencil on paper and shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. The bottom of the map includes a ke...

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: View from road of crowd of people walking towards the entrance to the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition on Greenfield Avenue.

Date: 1937-06 ca.

Description: A planning sketch of the sewage treatment site. The sketch is signed "A Deimel" and dated "June 1936." The text at the bottom of the sketch reads "Sewage T...

Date: 1867 after

Description: 1868-1875. Founded by Dr. Joseph Salzman (featured in the vignette at left, teaching). Vignette, lower left, features St. Francis Seminary, founded in 185...

Photograph

Benjamin F. Faast

Date: 1914-12-02 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Benjamin F. Faast, Eau Claire realtor.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Worker forming the tip of a steel rod at International Harvester Milwaukee Works. The factory was owned by the Milwaukee Harvester Company until 1902.

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: Elevated view of an automobile race at the state fairgrounds, with the crowd in the foreground. Cars are parked in the infield.

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