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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:...


"Salve" Menu

Date: 1895-06-08 before

Description: One-page card menu, possibly from the restaurant in the Hotel Pfister. At the top left is an embossed crest with the Latin greeting "Salve" ("Welcome") sur...

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...

Date: 1871 before

Description: The building has a fence around it and the yard is filled with trees. Pedestrians are in the road, as well as a man riding a horse.

Date: 1885-06-23 before

Description: Menu card and satin overlay with the intertwined initials "M" and "A" for the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Merchants Association at Plankinton House. The f...

Date: 1889 

Description: Souvenir Booklet made for the opening night of August 19, 1889. Half of the image is the opera house, and the other half is a brief summary and descriptio...

Date: 1872 

Description: View of Milwaukee, looking southwest toward the county courthouse while it was under construction.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Advertisement from the 1890-91 Madison City Directory. Includes Mayer's Saloon, and Pabst Bohemian keg beer, and a depiction of the brewery.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view at an angle towards the left of the courthouse. A large statue is on top of the main dome. The area around the courthouse is filled...

Date: 1882-04-29 

Description: Printed invitation to the 2nd annual military ball of the Light Horse Squadron of Milwaukee. The invitation is printed in blue and gold and features illust...


Custom House

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Clipping from a newspaper or magazine. Building on a corner with a Post Office sign on left side of building, Custom House sign on the right side. Horse-...

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...

Date: 1884-06-05 before

Description: Die-cut elongated octagonal menu for the 7th annual banquet of the Merchants Association at The Plankinton. On the cover is an oval portrait of a deer with...

Date: 1892 

Description: Formerly the Richter, Schubert and Dick office building. Seven-story building with a rounded corner next to the alleyway. The word Merrill is above one e...

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking southwest toward the county courthouse under construction in the public square west of St. John's Cathedral.

Date: 1839 

Description: Courthouse and surrounding buildings. There are also two horse-drawn carriages, people on horseback, and a few pedestrians.

Date: 1894 

Description: The Republican State Ticket with portraits of each man. In the center is William H. Upham who won the election and was Wisconsin's Governor from 1895 thru...

Date: 1843 

Description: Exterior of two-story wood building. A horse is tied to the post at the right, and a cart stands in front of the building. A couple is walking on the boa...

Date: 1859 

Description: The fairgrounds in Milwaukee, the year when Abraham Lincoln spoke. This fair grounds were located at the Brockway Grounds near Twelfth and Spring streets....

Date: 1882 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking south down 8th Street from Schlitz's Park.

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