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Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of a lake shoreline. A few trees frame the arc of the shore and steamboats are visible along the distant shore.

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

Postcard

City Hall Square

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from the top of a building looking onto the square and down East Water Street. A fountain with a monument to Henry Bergh is in the lower cen...

Photograph

Juneau Park

Date: 1914-05-30 ca.

Description: Juneau Park looking north from approximately E. Mason Street with the Chicago and North Western railroad tracks on the right. The Lake Michigan shoreline i...

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

Photograph

City Hall Square

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view of old City Hall building at right center facing the camera. Electric power poles are along the street, along which horse-drawn carriages and...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Men walking across a bridge over railroad tracks.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hand-colored view from the water. Buildings are in the background, a boat and bridge are in the center. A small boat with people in it are in the foregroun...

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Description: Tree-shaded residential neighborhood at 920 N. 16th at State Street. Caption on glass plate reads, "Looking southeast showing property side of street, 920...

Photograph

Kissing Babies

Date: 1962-08-28 

Description: At Mitchell Airport, Senator Alexander Wiley greets the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Underborg of Waukesha with a kiss. Mrs. Wiley, holding a bouquet of...

Photograph

City Hall

Date: 1935 before

Description: Elevated view of front of City Hall. Several buildings and streets surround City Hall, with cars on all the roads. Snow is on top of the buildings and the...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Davidson Theatre and Hotal at 135-137 Third Street. Signs for advertisements identify the buildings that are visible. Carriages and people are on the road...

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

Photograph

Divers in Training

Date: 1937 

Description: Three shirtless men sitting in what appears to be the interior of a ship. Two are practicing breathing through apparatuses connected to oxygen tanks.

Postcard

City Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color image of City Hall with a welcome sign on the front of the building. The Henry Bergh monument fountain is in front, and a trolley is on the left si...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Flagpole on a strip of grass in the middle of an avenue. On the right are several horse-drawn vehicles and people parading in the road in front of what app...

Date: 1967-07-25 

Description: Newspaper caption reads: "Passersby don't know it, but what appears to be a coonskin cap around the neck of Todd Vasas, 16, of 2773 S. Shore Drive, is the...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Soldier's Monument on Grand Avenue. Statue is left of center, in a park, with a tower in the background. Some scroll work has been added to the upper and...

Photograph

Sheridan Apartments

Date:  

Description: The Sheridan Apartment building at 2435 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Caption on glass plate reads, "Looking southeast showing property side of street--Sheridan Apa...

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Description: The Railroad YMCA building at S. 3rd and W. Florida Streets.

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