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View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...

Date:  ca.

Description: View down Milwaukee street with strolling pedestrians on the sidewalk. The large commercial buildings include the Gridley Dairy Co. storefront. There is al...

Date: 1924 

Description: This map shows streets, selected buildings, railroads, railway yards, schools, parks, schools, cemeteries, bays, the Milwaukee River, and Lake Michigan. De...

Date: 1895 after

Description: Exterior of building. A large advertising sign is on the right side, behind a large smokestack. A smaller sign stating "For Rent O.J. Schenck" has been h...

Date: 1867 after

Description: 1868-1875. Founded by Dr. Joseph Salzman (featured in the vignette at left, teaching). Vignette, lower left, features St. Francis Seminary, founded in 185...

Date: 1892 

Description: Milwaukee works. Long steel mill located on the bank of either a lake or a river. Multitudes of smokestacks, tracks, and small buildings.

Date:  

Description: On-lookers observe an accident in downtown Milwaukee, of the Hamman's Express Line, piano and furniture mover.

Date: 1919 after

Description: Elevated view of Mayor Hoan speaking to a crowd at the Seaman Body Corporation.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Painesville Memorial Chapel

Date: 1942-07-20 

Description: Newspaper clipping giving information about the chapel. Above the article is a photograph of a meeting in progress.

Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: West from Third Street. Advertising signs for Schlitz, People's Credit Clothing Co., Peoples Dentist, and other businesses line the buildings along the roa...

Photograph

Wisconsin Avenue

Date:  

Description: Wisconsin Avenue from East Water Street.

Postcard

Masonic Temple

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Large, red building with steep roof. First level has awnings above windows. Behind the building is a grassy area, and trees are on the right and left of th...

Date: 1928 

Description: Exterior view of the Milwaukee Post Office.

Date:  

Description: Caption on negative reads, "View showing property side of street Zenith Theatre Bldg. 2498 W. Hopkins St. Looking Northeast".

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view from street of home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, located at 645 Franklin Place, also known as "The Lion House...

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Exterior of church.

Photograph

Piggsville

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Small neighborhood of the city at the west end of the Menomonee River Valley. Overhead is the second Wisconsin Avenue Viaduct, demolished in 1992. Cars a...

Date:  

Description: A group of girls playing jacks on a city sidewalk. All the girls are wearing dresses, and two infants are present, one in a carriage and one in the lap of...

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