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Description: Star of our Jesus, so extra bright, make me a country child just for tonight.

Photograph

Charles W. Norris

Date: 1914-10-27 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Charles W. Norris, Milwaukee ship chandler.

Date: 1942-06 

Description: A cat sits atop a chalkboard with blackout orders written on it as a crew member from the United Fruit Company's S.S. "Santa Marta", fixes the smudged lett...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Engraved bird's-eye view of the wood shop, warehouse, machine shop, dry kilns, and foundry of the Manitowoc Seating Company. Several people pass in front o...

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Description: Leaving Milwaukee harbor via tugboat, this was the final voyage of the Lucia B. Simpson. Made in 1928, the Simpson was the last of the lake lumber s...

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: An original New York Central Lines railway lithograph promoting Ashtabula Harbor, Lake Erie, as the location "where trainloads of Appalachian coal are exch...

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Description: Milwaukee, south from Mitchell Block. View shows rooftops and building fronts. Ships and bridge in background on the right.

Photograph

General City View

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a city along a shoreline. Mountains appear in the background. Published by P.E. Kern, Skagway, & Valdez, Alaska.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a painting depicting the pilgrim voyage from England in 1620. A large ship containing many passengers sails out of the English harbor. People in...

Date: 1945 

Description: Marines use an International TD-9 crawler tractor (TracTracTor) and dozer shovel loader to unload supplies on a beach. A ship is visible in the background....

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Description: Letterhead of the Chilton Branch of the Falk Jung & Borchert Brewing Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It includes, on the left, an elevated...

Photograph

Crewman in Bunk

Date: 1942-06 

Description: A member of the United Fruit Company's S.S. "Santa Marta" relaxes in his bunk while reading a book in Spanish and smoking a cigarette. The man is on his ba...

Date: 1655 

Description: Scene from near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614. The Chickahominy tribe's proximity to Jamestown meant they had early contact with the English....

Date: 1896 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Washburn, with twenty vignettes around side, water in foreground with docks and lumber corral. Thirty-three locations identified in key...

Date: 1945-04 

Description: The sunrise aboard the USS "Relief" in the China Sea. The mast and bow of the ship are pointed eastward, into the fog and towards the rising sun.

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Description: Bloch on a ship in Mississippi at New Orleans, headed for Baton Rouge. Trip was gratis from Victor Ehr, director of the Baton Rouge chamber of commerce and...

Date: 1868 

Description: Engraved illustration of an elevated view of the "McCormick Reaper & Mower Works." Ships are visible in the background, behind the factory.

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes

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Description: Letterhead of the Horn's Pier (Door County) office of Horn & Joseph, dealers in general merchandise, including "Wood, Bark, Ties, Telegraph Poles, Posts, &...

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Pages 21 and 22 from the 1926 schedule are a map showing the routes of the Goodrich Transit Company, Great Lakes Transit Company, Detroit and Cleveland Lin...

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