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"Kennedy Is Slain"

Date: 1963-11-22 

Description: Front page of "Milwaukee Journal" newspaper with the headline: "Kennedy Is Slain". Includes a portrait of President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson,...


Description: Letterhead for the Electrical and Steel Sales Co., with black and white photographs of examples of the company's steel products, such as casters, dollies,...


Remember Ellsworth!

Date: 1861 

Description: Letterhead illustration of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first casualty of the Civil War, under the caption "Remember Ellsworth!" Colonel Ellsworth was kill...

Date: 1948-03 

Description: Flyer announcing a special meeting of the Youth Council of the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesda...


Description: Drawing of trappers on leaving their hunting grounds.


Thomas Phillips


Description: A woodcut image of Thomas Phillips, the general president of the Boot and Shoe Workers International Union, accompanying his biography.


Walter Brundage

Date: 1935 

Description: Page 2 of a description of the resettlement of Walter Brundage from poor farmland owned by Dr. Roach to land better suited to agriculture owned by Pat Glea...


Description: Memohead of the Great Northern Nursery Company, with a street view of the company office building and apple cellar. Residential buildings, trucks, automobi...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A man lifts a milk canister into a McCormick-Deering Milk Cooler. Light from two windows illuminates the room, and buckets sit along the wall opposite the...

Date: 1897 

Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.

Date: 1841 

Description: Inside front cover and first page of Nathan Myrick's 1841-1842 account book showing his purchase of supplies at Prairie du Chien for the establishment of h...


Description: A commemorative roster of Company B of the 35th Wisconsin Infantry, including imagery of a soldier, an eagle and the American flag.

Date: 1942-12-12 before

Description: Front and back sides of a two-sided menu for a dinner in honor of cartoonist and member Clifford K. Berryman, with a portrait of Berryman and a gridiron as...

Date: 1786 

Description: Letter written by Gilbert Imlay to Daniel Boone.

Date: 1863-09-18 

Description: The first page of a letter written by Hans Heg to his wife.

Date: 1899-02-22 ca.

Description: The facade of the John Pritzlaff Hardware Co., on the back cover of the Old Settlers' Club Banquet Menu.

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Business stationery of George B. Peck, editor of Peck's Sun, a Milwaukee newspaper. Peck was well-known for his humorous column, "Peck's Bad Boy," a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pen-drawn poster listing the officers and men of Company H. Includes small oval portraits of some of the officers.

Date: 1926-07-28 

Description: Newspaper clipping including headline, photograph of six Winnebago (Ho Chunk) Indians, and a caption indicating that the men pictured would be attending a...

Date: 1978 

Description: Front and back of "Renaissance" newsletter. Features a greek-style drawing of a man on the front, and on the back a depiction of a naked man and woman wear...

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