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Date: 1860 

Description: Image drawn by Franz H√∂lzlhuber of early Milwaukee settlement with a horse-drawn carriage, as well as industry and a railroad. The text on the image reads:...

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...

Date: 1875 before

Description: Stereograph. Looking northwest. Designed by Edward Townsend Mix, the building is said to be Wisconsin's premier example of the Victorian Gothic style of ar...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View across water of sailboats in Milwaukee Bay. One of the boats, The Kim, has Syl on board. In the background are industrial buildings, one of whi...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Group of relatives and associates of John Johnston, posed sitting and standing on the steps of the estate. Some of the men wear bowler hats and hold canes,...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Men walking across a bridge over railroad tracks.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Exterior of Schlitz Brewing Company with two men and a boy in suits and hats in the foreground.



Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Group portrait of postmen from the Milwaukee Area.

Book or Pamphlet

Milwaukee Harvester Catalog

Date: 1894 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring an illustration of a soldier on a horse in a field under the title "Peace and...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Elevated view from bluff looking down on city, with Lake Michigan in background. Detailed foreground with two boys playing with a grounded kite while a man...


John Rugee

Date: 1861 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of John Rugee, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1898 

Description: The ten members of the Drum Corps of the Milwaukee Turners posed in front of a painted backdrop. They are dressed in band uniforms with hats and are holdin...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A group of soldiers from Company A, 3rd Regiment, take a break to drink inside the walls of Camp Harvey.

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...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Cigar workers on the sidewalk in front of the Willms home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are young men and older boys, some in aprons. Anna Willms (b. 1881)...

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: 1895 ca.

Description: Grand Avenue at 4th Street looking east. An electric sign for the Alhambra Theatre is in the center. Pedestrians are crossing the road and are on the sidew...



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: 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: 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...

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