1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next 10
.

Date:  

Description: The exterior of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger storefront from across a street. The text in the windows reads "Panyard Machinery & Pattern Works," "Mfrs...

Date:  

Description: Evening Wisconsin building. Horse-drawn vehicle lower left hand side.

Historical Essay

Development of the Railroads

Read how the development of railroads spurred settlement and aided farmers and businesses in mid-19th-century Wisconsin.

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated exterior view of the water purification plant. A group of men are working on the front lawn of the plant.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Terrace on Lake Shore, with a road, several pathways, and a curving stairway with columns, ornate railings, and a flagpole near the shoreline.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Reminiscential

Date: 1873-4-06

County: Milwaukee

City: Milwaukee

Date:  date unknown

Description: Visitors around a gazebo or pavilion in Washington Park.

Photograph

Court of Honor

Date:  

Description: Court of Honor, W. Wisconsin Avenue, looking west from N. 9th Street. The Midsummer Festival monument (with eagle) and Gesu Church steeples are on the left...

Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski and his Curtiss pusher were scheduled to fly at the 1912 Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, along with several other Curtiss aviators...

Date:  

Description: View downriver from the State Street Bridge showing a large sailing vessel.

Photograph

Downtown River View

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across river of a boat docked near a building with a sign for Adolph Meinecke & Sons (Manufacturers). In the background is City Hall.

Date: 1876 before

Description: 462 Virginia Street. The buildings on the left are the old Melms Brewery located at the south side of the Menomonee Valley. About 1857 C.T. Melms organized...

Date:  

Description: Large crowd looking at the damaged Christopher Columbus cruise vessel at dock. Constructed in 1893, the Christopher Columbus was the only pas...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: West Wisconsin Avenue, looking east from the Court of Honor.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Two-wheeled show cart with pair of white show horses in tandem hitch, being driven, probably along Lake Michigan.

Date: 1912-10 ca.

Description: A solitary open car races past the grandstands at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Washington Monument on Grand Avenue with a streetcar in the background.

Photograph

Wisconsin Avenue

Date: 1913-03-29 ca.

Description: East Wisconsin Avenue commercial district looking west from V. Van Buren Street. Landmarks left to right: Federal Building, Northwestern National Insurance...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from across cobblestone street of the Milwaukee College For Young Ladies. The view of the main entrance is obstructed by a tree.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1845 

Description: This map hows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The map...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next 10

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

.
.