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Date:  date unknown

Description: A boy wearing overalls and holding a Pepsi bottle standing near a trash pile on a street curb.


"Yankee Hill"

Date: 1946-10-30 

Description: At North Jackson and East Mason Streets, with the Sherman home (extreme left) and the Newton home (center). Four buildings are in the image, along the road...

Date: 1954 before

Description: Exterior view of 1444 Prospect Avenue in winter.


Cawker Buliding

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The northeast corner of the Cawker Building at W. Wells Street and N. Plankinton Avenue.

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...


Blimp near Downtown

Date:  date unknown

Description: Blimp (dirigible) flying over downtown buildings. There are two smokestacks in the foreground, and on the right, a sign, from the back, for "The Electric C...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Right side view of locomotive engine no. 2861, a steam locomotive of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.

Map or Atlas

Milwaukee Map Folder

Date: 1925 

Description: This map shows the routes of half-day and all-day trips from the Milwaukee area. The map highlights roads, land parcels, routes and destinations. Lake Mic...

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: 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...


Watkins Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: Watkins building at the southeast corner of N. 3rd Street and W. Kilbourn Avenue. Businesses include: Reimers Photo materials, Provident Loan Society, Arth...


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: 1895 

Description: Home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, at 645 Franklin Place, also know as "The Lion House." Home is set back from the road, wit...


Grove Street

Date: 1905 after

Description: South from National Avenue, a view on the south side of Milwaukee. A church steeple is on the distant left. An electric pole is on the left corner, next...

Date: 1931-10-17 

Description: View from below of blimp, USS "Akron" during a test flight that took it over Milwaukee.

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows wards, sections, roads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, and proposed streets. The inside cover includes hand written annotations that r...


Circus Parade


Description: Circus parade at the corner of West Water and Grand Avenue. Crowds on the sidewalk and in horse-drawn vehicles watch horse-drawn cages and other vehicles w...

Date: 1937-05-11 

Description: Elevated view of a man loading burlap bags from a loading dock onto the bed of an International D-50 truck owned by the Materials Transit Company.


Plankinton House

Date: 1910 before

Description: Postcard with image of hotel in the upper left corner. View looking east on Grand Avenue from the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street. Plankinton Block w...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Washington Monument on Grand Avenue with a streetcar in the background.

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