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Safety First

Date: 1914 

Description: Stamp promoting Northwestern National Insurance Company of Milwaukee. Stamp includes a drawing of a fireman with hose, and the text reads: "Safety First. I...

Date: 1943-09-20 

Description: Drawing submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "A Sturdy, Timely Toy For Your Youngster. General Jeep." Features a drawing of four...

Date: 1938 

Description: One-page card menu with red borders for club breakfasts at the Hotel Wisconsin. Features the silhouette of a waitress holding a tray with a steaming coffee...

Date: 1915 

Description: Stamp advertising the 1915 Wisconsin State Fair. Includes an illustration of a woman waving a "Wis." pennant, overlooking crowds at the fairground. Stamp t...

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: 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: 1860 

Description: Image drawn by Franz Hölzlhuber of early Milwaukee settlement with a horse-drawn carriage, as well as industry and a railroad. The text on the image reads:...

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:  date unknown

Description: Academy and Orphanage on Van Buren Street. Three trees stand in front of the building. A woman is in front left of center, and two children are on the rig...

Date: 1906-11-29 before

Description: Front cover and menu pages of the a la carte and table d'hote options for Thanksgiving dinner at the Schlitz Hotel, with a boy wearing only a chef's hat an...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Cream City Sash & Door Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Manufacturers of Glazed Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings & Interior Work", with fo...

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Description: Letterhead of National Blower Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturers of "Steam Hot Blast Apparatus." On the left is an Uncle Sam figure pointing to a...

Date: 1936-06-13 

Description: Front and back sides of a one-page typewritten form menu for the Steuben Hof, a German American restaurant, with a roundel illustration of three men raisin...

Date: 1918-09-14 before

Description: Menu printed on silk for a dinner for the descendants of Solomon Juneau at Republican House, with a blue, white, and red striped banner with the seal of th...

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Description: Letterhead of Seifert and Lawton, power press lithographers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On the left is a woman dressed in robes reclining on a chaise longue,...

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Cottage Inn

Date: 1835 

Description: Two-story home with sloping roof. One man is whipping a team of eight cattle while another man drives the plow behind them. To the left stands a man near a...

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Greetings

Date: 1931 

Description: The "Milwaukee Journal's" holiday card with a scene of two women in front of a town scene done in the Old English style. A man inside of a shop door is tip...

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Description: Letterhead of the Mi Lola Cigar Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Havana cigar company. On the left is the Mi Lola cigar box label with a woman in profile...

Date: 1936 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Five O'clock Club Beer, A. Gettelman Brewing Company." The label features the silhou...

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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