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Flying Santa

Date: 1966-11-20 

Description: As a crowd of onlookers watch, Santa Claus alights from his special holiday helicopter with the help of an aide at Southgate Shopping Center.

Date: 1938-05-01 

Description: May Day parade with a closeup of a "memorial" float for company unions. A man leans on the parked float. The float features a faux grave and the gravestone...

Photograph

Wells Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Traffic on Wells Street with the Germania Newspaper weekly building in the background.

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: Five girls dressed as flowers, probably as part of a Fourth of July "Garden Queen" pageant. The girls are standing in a row and each of the girls has a num...

Photograph

The Snow Flyer

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Harold O. Hornburg of Hartland, Wisconsin, who stated that "he is standing on the front of the machine with his hands on his hips. His bu...

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: Band, in full regalia, playing tubas, clarinets and trumpets as well as other instruments, outside at a Fourth of July parade. There is a brick building in...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of brick school and gymnasium buildings.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated stereoview looking over the city of Milwaukee. In the background is a church, and factory buildings with smoke flowing out of the chimneys.

Date: 1940 before

Description: Formerly the home of Alexander Mitchell, at West Wisconsin Avenue and Tenth Street; in 1917 it became the Wisconsin Club. Entrance gate in the winter. Wr...

Date: 1939 

Description: Parishioners gather at the entrance outside New Fellowship Church of God In Christ at North Eighth Street.

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: A line of girls dressed as flowers, probably as part of a Fourth of July "Garden Queen" pageant. The girls are standing in a long line and each of the girl...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Several pedestrians cross a city street on a rainy day.

Date: 1990 

Description: Warehouse in Milwaukee's historic Third Ward transformed for its appearance in a made-for-TV movie as the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, where John Dillinger...

Photograph

Building Entrance

Date: 1940 before

Description: Entrance to large home. Part of porch as well as side of house visible. Curved stairs lead up to the porch. Door flanked by columns with highly detailed c...

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: Four girls standing in a row dressed as flowers, probably as part of a Fourth of July "Garden Queen" pageant. Each of the girls has a number around her arm...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: East Water Street at Wisconsin Avenue. City Hall is visible in the background. At the left is the Waldheim and Company Department Store of 407-411 East Wat...

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Description: A crowd of young boys in an alley gathers behind a woman, possibly a suffragist, who appears to have thrown something. From the interior of the building on...

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Description: View across snow-covered lawn or field of a school building with a smokestack. Automobiles are parked nearby.

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: 1910 ca.

Description: Flagpole on a strip of grass in the middle of an avenue. On the right are several horse-drawn vehicles and people parading in the road in front of what app...

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