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Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Exterior of Schlitz Brewing Company with two men and a boy in suits and hats in the foreground.

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1847 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Stereograph; corner of Broad and Wisconsin Avenues. Built in 1870. E.T. Mix, architect. Victorian details decorate the six story building. A small pile of...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: View from the second story of the Salesianum, the residence of Dr. Salzmann. The view includes Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee shoreline, and some of the nume...

Date: 1871 before

Description: The building has a fence around it and the yard is filled with trees. Pedestrians are in the road, as well as a man riding a horse.

Date: 1872 

Description: Elevated view over residential area, with several churches in the background.

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows asylums, cemeteries, hospitals, parks, streets, and wards. Relief is shown by contours. Also included are manuscript annotations in pencil....

Date: 1874 after

Description: Stereoview of Broadway in Milwaukee. Home has many peaks on the roof, and the drive to the entrance is on the right.

Date: 1896 

Description: This map shows streets, wards, railroads, parks, cemeteries, and Lake Michigan. Also included are explanations and an index of points of interest.

Date: 1886 before

Description: Stereograph. Located on Oneida Street, the opera house is three stories tall, and located across the street from a pharmacy (the Rx sign is hanging above t...

Date: 1895-10-13 

Description: Twenty-one photographs of churches, city halls, courthouses, and other buildings and their locations throughout Milwaukee.

Date: 1899 

Description: This map shows parks, block numbers, Lake Michigan, and railroads. Relief is shown by contours. Also included is an explanation that lists how many miles o...

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows wards, sections, roads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, and proposed streets. The inside cover includes hand written annotations that r...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This house, built on a hill close to the Milwaukee River, was the only one in the city as late as 1840. The owner of the house, Martin [Matthias] Stein, a...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view at an angle towards the left of the courthouse. A large statue is on top of the main dome. The area around the courthouse is filled...

Date: 1876 before

Description: 462 Virginia Street. The buildings on the left are the old Melms Brewery located at the south side of the Menomonee Valley. About 1857 C.T. Melms organized...


Milwaukee River

Date: 1874 

Description: Milwaukee River near the Milwaukee settlement. People are depicted doing work in boats along the shore. Original is a pen and ink drawing, presumably made...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Young man riding a High Wheel or Penny-Farthing bicycle on a wooden sidewalk. There is a house behind the rider on the left. A young tree braced with a sta...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Special open streetcar called the MARGUERITE, with elaborate lighting, decorations, movable chairs and other features.

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