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Date: 1924-08-20 ca.

Description: Displays of merchandise inside of a grocery store.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate holding a wagon wheel, created as part of a painting by the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s. Altho...

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Description: Letterhead of Wirth, Hammel & Company, a dealer in horses and mules headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a front view of the company building on the...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Female factory workers standing at work stations at Milwaukee Works. The women are likely engaged in the manufacture of cream separators.

Date: 1910-08-31 ca.

Description: Looking northwest on Fond du Lac Avenue from W. Walnut Street. Building with awning that says "1220 Zautcke Bros." Streetcars, pedestrians and horse-drawn...

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...

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin that shows the township and range system, sections, towns, roads, railroads and rail stations, cities and...

Photograph

The Grill Room

Date: 1964-05-08 

Description: A waitress sets restaurant tables in anticipation of evening business.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Sunrise over a frozen cliff on Lake Michigan.

Date: 1946-09-10 

Description: Two men at work moving railroad cars. Part of a series on working conditions aboard Lake Michigan railroad car ferries. Ferry workers belonged to the Natio...

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Date: 1986-06-26 

Description: Kids make a "train" with the bicyclist in the front pulling three girls on roller skates.

Photograph

Sivyer Marker

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Marks the birthplace of Milwaukee's first white boy, erected by Brodhead Estate.

Photograph

Banquet Guests

Date: 1967 

Description: Guests enjoying themselves at a banquet of the Executives' Secretaries, Inc.

Date: 1910 

Description: Sample tables in the Grain Exchange Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building. The Milwaukee Grain Exchange was a pioneer in grain trading with their develo...

Photograph

Melm's Brewery

Date: 1870 before

Description: Large brewery in background behind railroad tracks. On the right are smaller buildings. On the left is a small hill with ladders, fences, rocks, and plant...

Date: 1919-08 

Description: Postal workers demonstrate to demand salary increases to meet war-time cost of living increases.

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Description: Billhead of the Schwaab Stamp & Seal Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an engraver and manufacturer of seals, stamps, and checks. In the center is a circula...

Photograph

E.B. Garton

Date: 1914-10-17 

Description: Three-quarter length seated studio portrait of E.B. Garton, Milwaukee manufacturer.

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Description: Couple posing outside. Harold Gauer's brother Norman with his "exotic oriental" dance wife, Wong Lee.

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