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Images of a Milwaukee Manufacturing Powerhouse

Read about one of Milwaukee's most successful manufacturing companies and view vintage photographs of the corporation.

Date: 1974 

Description: Senator Gaylord Nelson signs an autograph for an admiring voter at an agricultural conference.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Close-up of fans shouting at a Milwaukee Braves baseball game.

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Description: Looking southeast on S. Kinnickinnic Avenue at E. Russell Avenue and S. Logan Avenue in the Bay View neighborhood. Trinity (now the Bay View) Methodist Chu...

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Description: The first depot built in Milwaukee, it served the Milwaukee & Waukesha Railroad which became the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad and eventually the Chicag...

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Description: Letterhead of the Langenberger Construction Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an elevated three-quarter view of the company building and traffic in the...

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Truck Accident

Date: 1971-06-24 

Description: Accident involving a UPS delivery van and a semitrailer in downtown Milwaukee. Four men, including the driver who is holding his head, were injured.

Date: 1965-05 

Description: Pinion stand that was later purchased by U.S. Steel (Allegheny Project) and used by Gary Steel Works. Falk caption reads, "Various manufacturing and assemb...

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Description: Memohead of the Milwaukee Dry Dock Company, which operated two docks, with a view of a dock with ships, planks of wood, buildings, and the slogan, "Electri...

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Triplets' Birthday

Date: 1961-03-13 

Description: Birthday party of triplets, all eating cake.

Date: 1900 after

Description: Map shows 6 types of zoning districts in Milwaukee township. There is a key identifying four types of land: "AGRICULTURAL", '"A" RESIDENCE'. '"B" RESIDENCE...

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Description: Letterhead of the Wisconsin Bank Note and Lithographing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a child writing on a tablet and perching on a banner bearing...

Date: 1964-10-04 

Description: Elevated view of banner in the bleachers shows support for Braves outfielder Rico Carty for National League Rookie of the Year. A freight train, the Mitche...

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Curtis A. Evans

Date: 1936-12-07 

Description: Three-quarter length seated studio portrait of Curtis A. Evans, Milwaukee surgeon.

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Mitchell Park

Date: 1917-07-04 

Description: A crowd gathers for the dedication of the flag pole at Mitchell Park. The conservatory is in the background.

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Fire Ruins

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Description: Aftermath of winter fire.

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Milwaukee Shore

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Bare expanse of land with the Milwaukee lakeshore and the city in the distance.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Four people posing in front of a storefront with an advertisement for Schreier beer. A woman in the group is holding two flags. There is a motorcycle on t...

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Cutting Equipment

Date: 1985 

Description: Alex Ostrowski, a Falk employee, demonstrates how the Risser-cut-off equipment is used. Original Falk caption reads, "Taken to illustrate foundry Risser-cu...

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H.S. Grigate Gear

Date: 1958-04-30 

Description: A male employee inspects a H.S. Grigate Gear. This gear, a marine propulsion drive, was later used by the United States Navy.

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