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Card Party

Date: 1967 

Description: Middle-aged woman seated at an outdoor table with refreshments. She is wearing a hat made out of newspaper. The occasion is a card party arranged for older...

Date: 2010-02-12 

Description: "Tess was our waitress at the Milwaukee Ale House. Kay, Carly and Parker Hren and Ethan Casper were our guests."



Date: 1982-09 

Description: "Have another beer!"


Wedding Cake

Date: 1958-01-25 

Description: Wedding cake with topper of two bells and a bow at the wedding reception of Mary (Kustermann) Esser (b. 1934) and J. Thomas Esser (b. 1934).


Student Chef

Date: 1961 

Description: A student chef works in the kitchen of a Milwaukee restaurant with two older chefs as part of his training in a Restaurant and Hotel Cookery program at Mil...

Date: 1946-10 

Description: Members prepare a banquet to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Auxiliary No. 2, United Automobile Workers (Seaman Body Company), October 23, 1946. E...


Four Women Sewing

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of four women sewing in a business setting.

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: William R. "Bill" Kinney (1912-1978; second from left) and friends enjoy a beer at the Miller Brewery. Bill and his brother Howard Kinney owned the White F...

Date: 1946-03 

Description: Harnischfeger workers aren't on strike but they do their bit every week to help those who are. This picture was taken at the end of a regular Wednesday mo...


Description: Milwaukee mayoral candidate (and future mayor) Carl Zeidler in election photograph sitting at kitchen table with a woman and two young children. There is a...


Pickled Peppers

Date: 1963-11-21 

Description: A variety of canned and fresh peppers is artfully displayed by the woman who serves them to her family and gives them as gifts.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Dining room in the home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, located at 645 Franklin Place, also known as "The Lion House." The lib...

Date: 1963-10-13 

Description: A housewife shows off her newly-installed laundry room.

Date: 1948-03-22 

Description: Workers stocking the strike kitchen of Local 50, United Packinghouse Workers of America (Plankinton Packing Company). Left to right: Fred Koratko, Corneli...

Date: 1955-02-10 

Description: Elevated view of boy sitting on toy fire engine, another boy dressed as a cowboy, and a girl with toy cash register playing in the bedroom.


Description: Wine list menu for The Black Steer, with a waiter holding a serving tray with a bottle and two glasses, and making an "okay" motion with his other hand; in...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: The J. Robert family posed around baby Fred in a high chair with his first birthday cake. Family members are identified from left as Ellen Taylor Higgins,...

Date: 1985-05-05 

Description: Father carrying his infant son on his back while mowing the lawn.

Date: 1963-07-07 

Description: Jehovah's Witnesses assembly camper doing laundry.


Baking Contest

Date: 1963-08-15 

Description: Two women examine a prizing winning chiffon cake.

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