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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: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1852 

Description: First building of Milwaukee College planned by Catherine E. Beecher. Front of building with gothic detailing in the architecture.

Date: 1865-06-28 ca.

Description: The Great Fair held at Milwaukee for the benefit of the Wisconsin Soldiers Home. The 130x130 foot building was constructed especially for the ten-day fair....


Bay View

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee looking north from Bay View.

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: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view of brewing company and surrounding roads. On the road in front of the buildings are horse-drawn carts carrying barrels, a trolley car, and pe...

Date: 1846-09-21 before

Description: Bill of fare for the United States Hotel, with decorative border ornaments running along the sides, top, and bottom of the menu, and general printed catego...

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: 1888 

Description: Card menu for a dinner for Judge Charles E. Dyer, given by his "legal friends in Milwaukee, at the Milwaukee Club." At the top is a stalk of wheat interlac...

Date: 1871-07-13 before

Description: Menu printed on taupe silk for a banquet given to the Northwestern Amateur Boating Association by the Milwaukee Boat Club at Newhall House. At the top is a...

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: 1860 after

Description: The state seal of Wisconsin appears in the upper left corner. To the right reads: "Head Quarters 18th Reg. Wis. Vol, Camp Trowbridge, Milwaukee" On t...

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...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Old Milwaukee County Court House and adjoining buildings as they appeared from 1836 to 1870. Scene also shows pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles.



Date: 1894 

Description: The residence of John Crapser Coleman. As remodeled in 1870; copy of photograph taken in 1894. House is in right middle ground, with a yard and trees. A...

Date: 1882-09-06 

Description: Engraving of Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, the first president of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Milwaukee.

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: 1882-05-02 

Description: Illustrated invitation to a May Party at Liederkranz Hall given by the Makers and Sawyers of Milwaukee. The invitation is illustrated in color with a hors...

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...

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