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Date: 1957-10-25 

Description: Six officials pose for a portrait at the dedication of a playground structure made of concrete in the shape of a castle; it is sponsored by the Jaycees. Le...

Date: 1959-05-02 

Description: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new building for CUNA Mutual Insurance Society takes place at the corner of Mineral Point Road and Rosa Road. Left to right...

Last Socialist to Run a Major American City

Learn about Milwaukee's third and last Socialist mayor. Read about the many improvements made to the city of Milwaukee under his leadership.

Date: 1877 

Description: This map shows the Fox River, Lake Winnebago, city wards, lot and block numbers, landownership, selected buildings, railroads, and roads. There are three i...

Date: 1910-04-18 

Description: Emil Seidel (left) stands in front of his house. Other adults and children can also be seen. He was the first Socialist Mayor of Milwaukee.

Date: 1957-07-11 

Description: Interior of Madison Public Library's new bookmobile. Librarian Doris Cruger sits at desk inside Madison Public Library's new bookmobile. Standing are Mayor...

Date: 1949-04-14 

Description: Bob Verberkmoes, an East High School student, who was elected the fourth East Side Youth Mayor in the annual election held at East High School.

Date: 1939-06-02 

Description: Arthur J. Altmeyer was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Men who received degrees from the University of Wisconsin are,...

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Description: Letterhead of the Mayor's Office, with a three-quarter view of the Milwaukee courthouse and people standing or walking by the building.

Photograph

Manning F. Force

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Manning F. Force in uniform.

Date: 1972 

Description: "This is a copy of a photograph taken by Milwaukee Journal staff photographer, Ernie Annheuser and was featured in that paper. Ralph Widmer lets Mayor John...

Photograph

Byron Kilbourn

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Byron Kilbourn.

Date: 1948-12-30 

Description: Col. John Ehlert, headquarters, Fifth army, Milwaukee, presented "certificates of appreciation" to Joseph Jackson, executive director of the Madison and Wi...

Date: 1958-04-11 

Description: Mayor Ivan Nestingen draws names of groups to set the official order of competition for the Region 5 Sweet Adelines. Also seated is Mrs. Clifford Aagaard,...

Photograph

Mayor John Lindsay

Date: 1972 

Description: Photographic portrait of Mayor John Lindsay during his campaign at Widmer Cheese.

Photograph

Frederick W. Horn

Date: 1860 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Frederick W. Horn (1815-1893). A Democrat, he was a Representative in the Wisconsin Assembly from Cedarburg. He was a lawyer and...

Date: 1956-04-12 

Description: Madison mayor-elect Ivan Nestingen signs a proclamation announcing 1956 as "Home Improvement Year" as Marvin Reimann, Duane Bowman, and J. Jesse Hyman look...

Photograph

Optimist Week

Date: 1951-10-06 

Description: Mayor George Forster signs a document proclaiming November 11 to November 17 as Optimist Week. Looking on are John Canny, right, Madison Newspaper, Inc. a...

Date: 1909-09-17 

Description: President Taft walking along a path at the Soldier's Home where he addressed veterans. Several others accompany the President, including Mayor David S. Ros...

Learn how Frank Zeidler propelled social, economic and structural improvements in Milwaukee as America's last Socialist Mayor in 1948 - 1960.
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