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Description: A group of boys gathered around a telephone pole on a street corner, captioned: "Inquisitiveness: Getting an Electric Shock." A boy on the left has some ki...

Date: 1949 before

Description: Welding a milk truck at the Heil Corporation in Milwaukee. The Heil company was founded by German-born Julius P. Heil in 1901. As the Heil Rail Joint Wel...

Photograph

Downtown River View

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across river of a boat docked near a building with a sign for Adolph Meinecke & Sons (Manufacturers). In the background is City Hall.

Date: 1938-10-28 

Description: From Jones Island, looking across to a manufacturing area with cranes and large piles of coal or coke? In the lower foreground is a bare hill, with old pil...

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Description: View downriver from the State Street Bridge showing a large sailing vessel.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Later renamed Locust Street, the bridge spans the Milwaukee River near Riverside Park. View is from shoreline. A trolley and a pedestrian are on the brid...

Photograph

Jones Island

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: A fishing settlement. Two piers at the shoreline with a sandy beach, one with a ramp next to it. There are several buildings in the background. Two tugbo...

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Description: A woman carefully steps off a Milwaukee streetcar. Original Falk caption reads, "Photos borrowed from Milwaukee County Transport for use in brochure 850801...

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: 1917 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard showing detail of the landing chassis for the Lawson Military Tractor 2 (M.T.2).

Photograph

Downtown Milwaukee

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Grand Avenue at 4th Street looking east. The Alhambra Theatre is on the left. Pedestrians are on the streets and sidewalks, and horse-drawn vehicles are on...

Date: 1940 

Description: A man (maybe a railroad worker or a tramp) standing along a railroad track next to a small cooking fire. Railroad cars are in the background.

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: 1914 after

Description: View across water of a motorboat with four men going upstream. There is a bicycle in the motorboat. The shoreline in the background has industrial building...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee River with large sailing ship - a two-masted schooner - entering the port.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large pavilion with a gray roof and tower are in the center of the image. A dirt road passes across the lower foreground. On the right of the building...

Postcard

Fox Point Club

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Building with blue roof in distance at the end of a curving road. The drive is lined by flowers.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Winter scene with a car buried in fresh snow while parked outside a building.

Photograph

Brick Road

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Paved driveway, cobblestones, leading to the loading platform of the Pabst Brewing Co. In the background, three horses stand near a wagon loaded with barre...

Postcard

Jones Island

Date: 1902 before

Description: Elevated view of island with houses. Industrial buildings are in the background, and a sailboat is on the water in foreground. A quick note is written on t...

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