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Photograph

Gustav Willms

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a cigar manufacturer.

Date: 1884 after

Description: Subheading states the center building to be the oldest house in Milwaukee, and built by Matthias Stein in January 1838. The home is only two stories tall,...

Date: 1896 

Description: Workers at the Willms cigar factory, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, posing with cigars and cigar boxes. Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) sits on the far left with six...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: At the corner of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Streets; the present site of T.A. Chapman Store. View of building from across the street. Three men stand in fro...

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.

Photograph

Childs-Paul House

Date: 1870 

Description: Located at 321 Hanover Street, this house was occupied by George H. Paul as a homestead from 1866 to 1893. The house has an old fashioned hardwood frame,...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Exterior view of one of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger machine shops. The building was built in 1886 on the corner of South First Street and East Oregon...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Looking west on W. National Avenue from about S. 6th Street, a parade marches down National Avenue with a crowd of people watching, and signs and flags on...

Date: 1866 

Description: Stereograph of woman, man and child outdoors on a farm with snow on the ground. The woman is wearing bloomers and is holding a bucket in the process of doi...

Photograph

Viaduct

Date: 1889 

Description: Chicago & North Western Railway viaduct on the line along the Milwaukee River. The viaduct has two arched passages, and stones and rocks lining the path f...

Date: 1891 

Description: Frederick Layton standing on deck smoking a cigar while at sea in a Kodak #2 camera portrait by T.W. Ingersoll from St. Paul, Minnesota. The photographer's...

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: 1899-02-22 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the Old Settlers' Club annual banquet, with a man wielding an axe and chopping down a tree. A log cabin stands in the woods be...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Five teenagers ride "High Wheeler or Penny-Farthing" bicycles down the street. Grand Avenue Congregational Church is in the background. Mature trees are on...

Date: 1896 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company. The cover features a color chromolithograph illustration of young boys racing hom...

Date: 1887-10 

Description: A parade for President Grover Cleveland's Milwaukee visit during his Goodwill Tour. A marching band leads a horse and buggy (possibly carrying the presiden...

Date: 1897 after

Description: Boats used for fighting fires are docked near a walkway. On the left the walkway is full of men, some gathered near the boats. A fire hose is stretched out...

Date: 1892 

Description: Victor L. Berger and Frederick Heath in Berger's room on Reed Street near Greenfield Avenue. Victor Berger was a founding member of the Socialist Party of...

Photograph

Daniel Wells

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Daniel L. Wells.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A composite drawing, including photographic portraits, depicting "Doc" Aubrey, newsboy of the Iron Brigade, delivering papers to the camp where other membe...

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