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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1934-04-04 

Description: Street map of the city of Milwaukee and surrounding communities at a scale of 1 inch to 1200 feet.

Date: 1964-10-04 

Description: Elevated view of fans holding up a large banner reading "Goodbye Milwaukee Braves" on the back fence of the bleachers at Milwaukee County Stadium.

Date: 1965 

Description: This map shows Milwaukee County Parkway lands, streets, streets not yet constructed, public facilities, schools, churches, and manufacturers. The map inclu...


City at Night

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view over a large unidentified city at night, showing only a pattern of lights.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Milwaukee Thermo Therapae building at Fourth and Sycamore Streets. It was also known as Dr. Hanson's Thermo Water Cure.


Three Young People

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Snapshot of a young man with two young women chatting on Wisconsin Street. The scene is near the Grand Avenue bridge which appears in the background.


World Tourist

Date: 1970-08-10 

Description: Heinz Stücke on his bicycle in front of the Milwaukee Journal building at 333 W. State Street. Stücke carries his belongings in bags attached to his bike w...

Date: 1919 after

Description: Elevated view of Mayor Hoan speaking to a crowd at the Seaman Body Corporation.


City Intersection

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Street surface paved with granite blocks at the intersection of Second and Fowler streets.

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee from the south lakeshore.

Date: 1936 

Description: Street map of the City of Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs indicating various mass transit lines. There is an index to Milwaukee streets at the right of t...

Date: 1959-09-23 

Description: Outdoor news portrait of Timothy Vick of 3957 North 63rd Street, Milwaukee. News photo made in connection with a murder case; the murderer, going door-to-d...

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.

Date: 1932 

Description: This map of Granville shows streets, businesses, residential areas, schools, golf courses, and industrial areas. The map shows Granville in March of 1932....

Date: 1947 

Description: This map of Wauwatosa shows 10 zoning class types of land including residential, manufacturing, and business. The map also shows government buildings, some...

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.


Railroad Tracks

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Elevated view over railroad yards from the 27th Street viaduct.

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...

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.
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