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Circus in Town


Description: Crowds watch a circus parade at the corner of West Water and Grand Avenue. In the foreground are 4 people on horseback. Beyond them is a circus wagon beari...

Date: 1943 

Description: Automobiles and trucks are parked in a row in front of a former International Harvester dealership. A sign on the side of the building advertises 7 up soda...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the west side of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus looking towards Bascom Hill. Lake Mendota is in the background on the right.

Date: 1940 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and is map 5 in a series of 12. The map shows streets, the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan, and railroad tracks.

Date: 1940-09-10 

Description: Black Eagle Service Station, 1039 East Washington Avenue, featuring Goodrich tires and batteries and Pennzoil.


Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1966 

Description: American Legion Post 270 celebrates Memorial Day.


Opera House

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Opera house with a man high up on a telephone pole in front of the building.

Date: 1905 

Description: This map shows a plat of the city, local streets, railroads, public buildings, local businesses, and parts of the Manitowoc River and Lake Michigan. Relief...

Date: 1897 

Description: A map of Wisconsin showing the self-supporting churches, Home Missionary churches, stations not organized, Sunday schools of C.S.S. Society, Congregational...

Date: 1956-10-15 

Description: This map shows cities with improved harbors along the Great Lakes. A portion of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, and Quebec are also shown. A legend and...


Mobil Gas Station

Date: 1955-06-16 

Description: Daytime view of Robert Blossom's Mobil gas station, 3702 East Washington Avenue and Highway 51. In the background is the Club LaMark, and signs for Red Roo...


Rustic Bridge

Date: 1893 

Description: A rustic bridge on Lake Mendota Drive.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Administration Building of Forest Products Laboratory.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Dickey Chapelle wearing a heavy coat and kneeling to feed hay to a donkey next to a cart on a street in a city in Geurande, France. She has a camera around...

Date: 1940-06-19 

Description: First page of the log book of bike hostel trips taken by participants in the Neighborhood House summer program for girls, with images of bicyclists posed b...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of lake on right, with a number of boats near the shoreline. On the right is a long winding road through the park, including bridges, a fount...

Date: 1941 before

Description: Milwaukee Farmer's Market during the late 1930s. A customer carries produce purchased at the market.


City Hotel

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View across street of several commercial buildings in a downtown area. The stone building in the foreground is nearly covered by vines and is identified as...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a passenger train crossing a bridge near the Sheboygan Mineral Water Company Bottling Works building.


Description: Park with tree-lined lane.

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