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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.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: It was in this shop that Christopher Sholes, inventor of the typewriter, did much of his work on various inventions. This photograph may be as early as th...


J.C. Iversen & Co.

Date: 1900 before

Description: Four-level building with shorter buildings flanking it on either side. On the road in front two carriages are visible, drawn by horses. A group of men ar...

Date: 1952 

Description: Looking down Wells Street from the first Wisconsin National Bank Building. Commerce office on lower left.


Knickerbocker Hotel

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Front of hotel from park across the street. Several cars are parked along the street, and a large building is visible to the left of the hotel.


Wells Street Bridge

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a tugboat pulling a lake steamer on the Milwaukee River under an open drawbridge near the Electric Company.

Date: 1968 

Description: Exterior of stage entrance. The state door is below a fire escape that connects to a white balcony to the right. Below the balcony is a poster for the Mil...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. The green and white label features the words, "Wisdom Prescribes 'Elim'" around the i...

Date: 1939 

Description: A man from the Material Transit Company drives an International D-50 dump truck to unload what appears to be gravel or rocks. There are houses on a hill in...


Pabst Theater

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Pabst Theater sign adorned with gilded harp.


East Water Street

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Elevated stereoview of East Water Street showing City Hall.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of depot from the street. Taken about a block from the building, the image has a trolley, pedestrians, carriages, and signs for the Davison Theatre a...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: E.H. Barnes truck parked in front of the Kearns Equipment Inc., building, 3539 W. State Street.

Date: 1914 after

Description: A group of men march down the center of the road with two cars decorated with flags following close behind. Both sidewalks are full of people.

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...

Date: 1935 after

Description: Corner of Wells and Water Streets. A large blank billboard is on the side of the theatre. Across the road on the left is a sign for Blatz beer. A car wash...


Two Men in Costume

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: Two men wearing costumes as a part of a Civilian Defense Rally. The man on the left is wearing a straw hat, seersucker jacket, corsage, with a cane hanging...


"The Fruit Boat"

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A two-door sedan is parked in front of the market, near a large sign.

Date: 1937-03-27 

Description: A man unloads buckets of paint from the back of an International D-30 truck owned by Pittsburgh Paint Products.

Date: 1948 

Description: Color brochure advertising the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair. For the centennial of Wisconsin statehood Wisconsin spent over 5 Million dollars on fourteen new...

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