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Date: 1865-06-28 ca.

Description: The Great Fair held at Milwaukee for the benefit of the Wisconsin Soldiers Home. The 130x130 foot building was constructed especially for the ten-day fair....

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Building with three levels, a porch and two balconies across the front of the house, a roof, and a man with a telescope in a belvedere in the center of the...

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Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company, with a three-quarter view of a man driving an electric cable car marked "State St." under a...

Date: 1902-03-04 before

Description: Souvenir menu from the banquet in honor of H.R.H. Prince Henry of Prussia given by the citizens of Milwaukee at the Hotel Pfister. On the cover is a waterc...

Date: 1936 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Five O'clock Club Beer, A. Gettelman Brewing Company." The label features the silhou...

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Cottage Inn

Date: 1835 

Description: Two-story home with sloping roof. One man is whipping a team of eight cattle while another man drives the plow behind them. To the left stands a man near a...

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Safety First

Date: 1914 

Description: Stamp promoting Northwestern National Insurance Company of Milwaukee. Stamp includes a drawing of a fireman with hose, and the text reads: "Safety First. I...

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Greetings

Date: 1931 

Description: The "Milwaukee Journal's" holiday card with a scene of two women in front of a town scene done in the Old English style. A man inside of a shop door is tip...

Date: 1911-09-13 before

Description: Middle front outer panel and tri-fold menu from The Gargoyle, with a gargoyle sitting atop the framed illustration of the entryway of the restaurant and a...

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Advertising card for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring an illustration of a little girl holding a small bouquet of wildflowers.

Date: 1912-06-29 before

Description: Front and back covers of the "Informal Farewell Dinner Tendered to Mr. Wilmer Sieg upon the occasion of his departure from Milwaukee to take up his residen...

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Description: Billhead of R. Harper & Son of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Decorators, House & Sign Painters & Dealers in Wallpaper, Window Shades &c &c", with various typeface...

Date: 1871-07-13 before

Description: Menu printed on taupe silk for a banquet given to the Northwestern Amateur Boating Association by the Milwaukee Boat Club at Newhall House. At the top is a...

Date: 1938 

Description: One-page card menu with red borders for club breakfasts at the Hotel Wisconsin. Features the silhouette of a waitress holding a tray with a steaming coffee...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Home of William Augustus Prentiss, built in 1836 and burned in 1845. Small two-story house. Four people are standing around the house.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A soldier rides a horse with a military camp in the background. Caption below reads, "CAMP WASHBURN, MILWAUKEE - - WIS." Blue ink on beige envelope, image...

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Description: Letterhead of Seifert and Lawton, power press lithographers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On the left is a woman dressed in robes reclining on a chaise longue,...

Date: 1860 

Description: Image of early Milwaukee settlement with a horse-drawn carriage, as well as industry and a railroad. The text on the image reads: "As foreign nations saw u...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Cream City Sash & Door Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Manufacturers of Glazed Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings & Interior Work", with fo...

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