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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.


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.

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...

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


Lincoln Beachey


Description: Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signa...


Not Street Legal

Date: 1957-08-31 

Description: Milwaukee police Sergeant Edward Daily explains to Leland Bryan that his Roadable Aircraft, a combination airplane and automobile, may not be driven on Mil...

Date: 1958-04-01 

Description: An antique 82-year-old horse-drawn hearse, pushed by pranksters into the Milwaukee River near the North Avenue bridge, being pulled out by a tow-truck, as...

Date: 1918-09-14 before

Description: Menu printed on silk for a dinner for the descendants of Solomon Juneau at Republican House, with a blue, white, and red striped banner with the seal of th...

Date: 1897 

Description: Drawing depicting the Milwaukee Bank Riot of June 24, 1861. A large crowd is gathered outside the State Bank and Mitchell's Bank. A fire burns in the stree...


Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1962-05-31 

Description: View along side of street towards a teenage brass band marching down the street in a Memorial Day parade in West Allis. A group of young children stand on...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View along Van Buren Street, looking north from Mason Street. Three children are sitting on the curb at the corner.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front cover and first two menu pages of a multi-page Mandarin and American style menu, with a tipped-in illustration of the facade of the restaurant, with...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Dr. A. Rudolph Silverston's vacu-aerial flying machine, as seen from the rear.

Date: 1908 

Description: Group of well-dressed men and women posed outdoors in a line, probably on a street in Milwaukee. Possibly a group of convention delegates, since all are we...

Date: 1892-02-22 before

Description: Back cover, front cover, and menu page for the Old Settlers' Club of Milwaukee County annual banquet. The back page includes an illustration of a monument...


Vel Phillips at Bat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vel Phillips grips the bat and ducks as the ball is pitched at a baseball game. The catcher is on the right. Chain link fencing, a bicycle and a residentia...

Date: 1898-02-22 before

Description: Front and back covers and menu page for the 29th annual banquet of the Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County. Front cover includes a circular portrait of c...

Date: 1931 before

Description: The Frank Braeger is moored on the shore of Jones Island with steam issuing from the pipe, with the crew posing on the boat. In the background a man...

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