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Description: A crowd of people in the street, many of them with motorcycles, possibly getting ready to race.

Date: 1920 

Description: Alfred W. Lawson (second from right) and his employees in front of his South Milwaukee factory with the center section of his new airplane, the Lawson Midn...

Date: 1900 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr. with a group on his special campaign train. From left to right they are Alfred T. Rogers, La Follette's law partner; Mr. and Mrs...


Description: A tiny clay figure in Alice Bedard's mouth. Posters of mountains and skyscrapers are on the wall in the background.


Lew Burdette at Bat

Date: 1959-06-08 

Description: Lew Burdette, pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves baseball team, swings a bat against the Chicago Cubs on June 8, 1959. Burdette, always known as a good hitt...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Map reads: "Milwaukee's Polish Population. Map showing in Red Color the Location and Density of Polish=Speaking Population of the City of Milwaukee, Wis."...


Building Entrance

Date: 1940 before

Description: Entrance to large home. Part of porch as well as side of house visible. Curved stairs lead up to the porch. Door flanked by columns with highly detailed c...


St. Peter's Church

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The first Catholic church in Milwaukee. The structure is shown here after it was moved to the grounds of St. Francis Seminary, St. Francis Wisconsin. It wa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Schlitz Park Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with halftone views of the park gateway and a two-story open-air pavilion with an overlook,...


Description: A tiny clay figure sits on the exposed left breast of Alice Bedard, looking into the distance. A poster of skyscrapers is visible in the background.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Map printed in the Milwaukee Herald, 16th of February, 1912. Includes list of Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional districts in bottom margin. Contain...

Date: 1971-09-01 

Description: A young mother feeds her infant baby food outdoors.

Date: 1956-09-25 

Description: A man and two women with piles of paper tickets being sorted for the upcoming theater season at the Fred Miller theater.

Date: 1963-07-07 

Description: Jehovah's Witnesses assembly camper doing laundry.


Description: On-lookers observe an accident in downtown Milwaukee, of the Hamman's Express Line, piano and furniture mover.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View from behind the counter of men lined up in the Second Office of the State Employment Agency. Three people in the foreground are providing assistance,...


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: 1907-02 

Description: Exterior view of the Milwaukee Harvester Works, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Date: 1894 

Description: Sanborn map of Milwaukee, with the Milwaukee River on the left, and Water Street in the center. There are two iron draw bridges over the river.


Ring Gear Casting

Date: 1959-01-16 

Description: Two men guide cement blocks that comprise a casting for a gear that will be used in a cement kiln. The final gear was later purchased by F.L. Smidth and Co...

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