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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: 1937-09-21 

Description: A man stands in a lift attached to the bed of an International Model DR-60 truck owned by the Wisconsin Ice and Coal Company. Another man stands atop a rai...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Lake near the home, probably Lake Hincks, which was named after General Edward W. Hincks who was administrator of the Home in the 1870's. The grounds cons...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: A group of children sit at tables in a library reading books and magazines while a librarian looks on from her circulation desk. When it opened in 1938, th...

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Description: Statue with City Hall behind. Building has large neon letters that say "Be Kind to Animals Week". Monument is a memorial by John H. Mahoney to Henry Bergh,...

Date: 1882-02-21 

Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...

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Description: The exterior of a brick building, most likely a recently built school. Workers are near the building planting and working the soil around the base of the b...

Date: 1946-12 

Description: Members of the United Automobile Workers union, Local 75, line up outside the local's headquarters, 308 E. Center Street, to vote on delegates to the union...

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Description: Northeast corner of N. 2nd and W. Michigan streets with the James G. Brazell Printing and C.W. St. John Labor Agency businesses. A man is standing at a fru...

Date: 1938-07-05 

Description: View from street of man carrying ice out of the rear bumper of an International D-300 truck owned by the Wisconsin Ice & Coal Company. The text on the truc...

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Description: Memohead of the Plankinton Packing Company, a pork and beef packer and provision dealer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes an elevated view of the company b...

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Description: A group of boys take a boxing stance near two men standing on a street corner, in front of a building that has "Milwaukee Beer" painted on it.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of main building behind trees on the lawn. A fountain is in front of the entrance. A flag waves at the top of the building.

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Description: Twisted metal scrap lying in a road near a building.

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Description: A group of children exiting the brick Community Building. Two sculptures flank the sign above the entrance. There is a thick layer of snow on the ground an...

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

Drawing

Evinrude Plant

Date: 1929 

Description: Drawing of an aerial view of the Evinrude Motor Company plant.

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Description: Elevated exterior view of Everett Street Station, also called the New Passenger Station facing Fourth Ward Park (later renamed Zeidler Park).

Photograph

Mitchell Park

Date: 1917-07-04 

Description: A crowd gathers for the dedication of the flag pole at Mitchell Park. The conservatory is in the background.

Date: 1950 

Description: View from the top of a warehouse at the south end of 6th Street. There is a traffic jam on both sides of the viaduct. On the left, one man is walking on th...

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