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Date: 1925-10-30 

Description: Elevated view of street through a neighborhood from a railroad embankment. A truck and driver can be seen in the intersection. An elevated bridge is just v...

Photograph

Circus Parade

Date: 1963-06 

Description: A Sauk County traffic police vehicle leads a line of circus wagons through past two church buildings during a parade originating at Circus World Museum in...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of football field and bleachers from railroad embankment. In the foreground is rubble against a wooden fence. In the middle of the football field a nu...

Photograph

Kremer's Homestead

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of Kremer's Homestead.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Flyer for the Red Arrow Club of Milwaukee, located at 774 North Broadway. 32nd Division. Several cars parked in front of the five story building. A sign fo...

Date: 1947-12-13 

Description: Design in blue for Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp featuring a badger in a subtle "W" design.

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Description: A view of Milwaukee Central Fire Station, with fire fighters posed in front of the building and around a fire engine.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1861 

Description: Map with labelled block and lot numbers, owners of large property parcels, city wards, railroads, and streets. Population from 1835 to 1860 listed below ti...

Date: 1927-06-21 

Description: McCormick-Deering 10-20 tractor pulling a street cleaning tank attachment marked "Street Department, Village of Shorewood." Water is spraying from the side...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Building at corner of Lisbon Avenue and North Avenue. A manuscript note on the reverse of the photograph calls this Neumueller's Park, which may have been...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A man smoking a cigarette and wearing a hat is juggling tin cans in front of the "Prize Cakes and Coffee" booth at a Civilian Defense Rally.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Exterior view of new wing under construction. A fence separates the wing from the road.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Police officer helping a young woman cross the street.

Photograph

Milwaukee Arena

Date:  date unknown

Description: Milwaukee Arena on Kilbourn Avenue. There is a poster for Sonja Henie on the side of the building.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View looking up Wisconsin Avenue from the bridge. Many pedestrians, streetcars, and horse-drawn vehicles are visible.

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Description: Design in brown for Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp.

Historical Essay

The Founding of Major Cities

Read how land speculation and the development of transportation spurred settlement in 19th-century Wisconsin, leading to the rise of larger cities.

Date: 1889 

Description: Souvenir Booklet made for the opening night of August 19, 1889. Half of the image is the opera house, and the other half is a brief summary and descriptio...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the modern grill room and postal station in the Baldauf Drug Company.

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Description: Looking southeast on Winnebago Street, and east on W. Vilet Street from N. 11th Street. Stumpf and Langhoff Co. clothing store from the corner of Winnebago...

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