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J. Robert Taylor


Description: J. Robert Taylor, the first photographer for the Milwaukee Journal, poses in a formal portrait, standing with his pipe. He wears a cravat style tie...


Description: Newspaper workers perusing hundreds of photographs. There are three men holding some of the photographs and the rest are mounted on the walls around them.

Date: 1898 

Description: This map shows city wards, block numbers, parks, cemeteries, roads, railroads, Lake Michigan, and selected buildings. Also included are indexes "Milwaukee...

Date: 1911-09-13 before

Description: Middle front outer panel and tri-fold menu from The Gargoyle, with a gargoyle sitting atop the framed illustration of the entryway of the restaurant and a...

Book or Pamphlet

A Catalog of Plants & Shells

Date: 1836 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A catalog of Plants & Shells, Found in the vicinity of Milwaukee on the West Side of Lake Michigan,


Boat in Harbor


Description: "Conrad Starke" (possibly a tugboat) cruising on the water near a bridge in an industrial area. The waterway is probably connected to Lake Michigan. Three...

Date: 1905 

Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee office of the Local Executive Committee for Head Camp Entertainment for a convention on June 20th to 24th, 1905, of the Modern...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An aerial view of the Milwaukee County Airport. The office, also seen in Image ID: 11454 is visible in the lower left corner.


J.P. Rundle

Date: 1914-09-18 

Description: Three-quarter length seated studio portrait of J.P. Rundle, Milwaukee company president.


Dr. W.J. Conan

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of W.J. (William J.) Conan, Milwaukee physician.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Home of the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League baseball team. Located between W. Chambers and W. Burleigh Streets at N. 7th Street. A player is on the right in...

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.


Description: View of industrial buildings with a man walking near the building on the right. A large wagon or cart is on the left near a stack of bricks and pipes.

Date: 1889 

Description: Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. House sits behind trees and a lawn. The main house is in the center, and a greenhouse, with a domes roof, branches off the...


Layton Art Gallery

Date: 1888 after

Description: View across street towards the facade of the original Layton Art Gallery building at 758 N. Jefferson Street. Two men stand at the top of the stairs betwee...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard showing the empenage (tail assembly) for the Lawson Military Tractor 2 (M.T.2).

Date: 1940 

Description: A man (maybe a railroad worker or a tramp) standing along a railroad track next to a small cooking fire. Railroad cars are in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Adler and Mauer Restaurant of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a blank area in the form of a page "tipped in" to the background, with an array...

Date: 1899 

Description: This map shows parks, block numbers, Lake Michigan, and railroads. Relief is shown by contours. Also included is an explanation that lists how many miles o...

Date: 1962-12-02 

Description: A group of Madison residents, l-r. Mrs. Arthur Freeman, JoAnn Brandt, Scott Freeman, and Mrs. Mary Engler set up their own "refreshment headquarters" on th...

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