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Date: 1945-09-03 

Description: Workers and soldiers marched together in Milwaukee's first Labor Day parade in many years, sponsored by the CIO, to demonstrate the common interest of all...

Photograph

Confined to Bed

Date: 1960-08-28 

Description: An insurance executive carries on with work after he was hit by a car, dictating letters to his secretary from his hospital bed, with his leg in traction.

Date: 1895 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a color illustration of a derailed train carrying circus animals and a man op...

Photograph

Grain Elevator

Date: 1921-04-17 ca.

Description: Workers shoveling grain, possibly corn, onto a lake vessel. Probably on the lower Milwaukee River.

Date: 1970-07-09 

Description: Picket line of striking Northwest Airlines ticket agents and office workers who were represented by the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks.

Photograph

Walter Gerhardy

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Walter Gerhardy, Milwaukee company president.

Date: 1946-09-15 

Description: Cooks prepare food on a large iron stove while a worker stands holding coffee. Part of a series on working conditions aboard Lake Michigan railroad car fer...

Date: 1936-12-08 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of John Gilbert Hardgrove, Milwaukee lawyer.

Date: 1958-11-05 

Description: Women campaign workers call voters to support the Labor Political League and vote for candidates sympathetic to Labor issues.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A worker lifting a stationary gas engine frame with an overhead crane at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. The factory was owned by the Milwaukee...

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John J. Beggs

Date: 1921-05-27 

Description: Quarter-length portrait of John J. Beggs, Milwaukee public utilities executive.

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Walter Reuther

Date: 1947-12-06 

Description: Walter Reuther, President of the United Automobile Workers (right), after delivering address to the Wisconsin State CIO convention, December 6, 1947. To h...

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Photograph

Robert R. Freeman

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio profile portrait of Robert R. Freeman, Milwaukee attorney.

Date: 1937-03-08 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of William Robbins McGovern, Milwaukee engineer.

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Alimony Payment

Date: 1958-09-19 

Description: County worker collects alimony payment from an ex-husband.

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Description: Pawling & Harnischfeger 5-ton special wall crane carrying a metal ladle below a type "AN" bridge crane with a suspended operators cab. The cranes are at th...

Photograph

Guy D. Goff

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Guy D. Goff, Milwaukee attorney.

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Quitting Time

Date: 1967-08-25 

Description: Construction workers enjoy a beer after pouring concrete for a bridge structure.

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Family Portrait

Date: 1909-01-25 

Description: Large family group posed in parlor. Appearing in the back row, third from the left, Alma Reinhardt Taylor holding Ellen Taylor Higgins next to J. Robert...

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