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Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: An aerial view of the construction of a new wing on a state office building.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. A building on the left has a large sign for Gimbel's on its roof. Beyond the river in the background are two large s...

Photograph

Henry Johnson House

Date: 1945-06-14 

Description: Henry Johnson house, 304 West Washington Avenue, built in 1856 by Neely Gray.

Date: 1955 before

Description: Aerial view of downtown, including railroad tracks in foreground.

Photograph

Milwaukee River

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A view north of Wells Street with a bridge visible on the right. Two large smokestacks, and a tall building with a clock break up the skyline. On the left...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Aerial view of downtown.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: View of a state office building, and, at far right, the City-County building.

Photograph

Manhattan Bridge

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Manhattan Bridge, East River.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: View from below of two boys on a jungle gym. Some of the brick buildings of the Jacob Riis Houses rise in the background.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Looking north from Michigan Bridge towards another bridge. There is a clock tower on the distant right. The large building near the bridge also has a clock...

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Description: Letterhead of the Badger State Tobacco Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the building, men working on boats moored near the water...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: View from below of two boys standing in a doorway opening of an abandoned brick building in the East Village.

Postcard

Milwaukee River

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bridge crosses the river, leading to the buildings with billboards and signs on the right.

Date: 1919-06-22 

Description: Panoramic view of Fergus Falls after a cyclone ravaged it. Grand Hotel (middle), and Catholic Church (right), have been labeled. Red River Milling Company...

Photograph

A View of a Stream

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the stream, its banks, and a bridge taken from a high vantage point.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view across Adelgatan Street of a multiple story building in Malmoe,Sweden. The store on the second floor of the building is Anderson and Mattson's machi...

Date: 1962-07-04 ca.

Description: Facade detail on a State Office building being constructed at the Hill Farms Complex on University Avenue.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Postcard with retouched photomechanical reproduction, printed in colors, of a view of the Campus Martius and surrounding buildings in downtown.

Date: 1950-05-14 

Description: President Harry S. Truman visited Madison to be present at the laying of the cornerstone for the CUNA's Filene House, 1617 Sherman Avenue. He is pictured...

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