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Photograph

Amusement Park Ride

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: A teenage boy caught looking directly at the photographer while riding an amusement park ride at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition midway in the early ev...

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view of Reed Street from the corner of South Water Street. This depot served the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Wisconsin Central, and the M...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1862 

Description: Drawn the second year of the Civil War, this 1862 map of Milwaukee shows post offices, light houses, beacon lights, county buildings, elevator warehouses,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from a roof of the Kroening Engineering factory. Cars are parked along the street outside the building.

Photograph

Grove Street

Date: 1905 after

Description: South from National Avenue, a view on the south side of Milwaukee. A church steeple is on the distant left. An electric pole is on the left corner, next...

Date: 1968 

Description: Exterior of stage entrance. The state door is below a fire escape that connects to a white balcony to the right. Below the balcony is a poster for the Mil...

Date: 1963-11-20 

Description: A three-year-old poses with a man-sized shovel of soil during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new preschool. Behind him is a large steam shovel.

Photograph

Women Pedestrians

Date: 1911 

Description: Three women in large hats walking away from two streetcars on a windy day. Other men and women stand in the background. One of the streetcars has a sign th...

Photograph

Crowd near Stage

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A crowd of people, mainly women and girls, have gathered for a Civilian Defense Rally. People lean on the edge of a decorated stage and booths are visible...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A young girl dances with an older man wearing a cone-shaped hat and a tie on the announcers platform at a Civilian Defense Rally. To the far left a microph...

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Description: A group of several performers, possibly singers, standing outside on a platform in front of a crowd.

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Description: Farmer inspecting cornstacks in a field.

Date: 1915-04-01 ca.

Description: Northwest corner of 3rd and Wells Street, facing the Milwaukee Commercial School. A police officer directs traffic in the foreground, with pedestrians on t...

Map or Atlas

City of Milwaukee

Date: 1889 

Description: Bird’s-eye-view map. Published in the Milwaukee Sentinel: Wednesday morning, August 28, 1889 for the 23rd Nationla Encampments of the GAR, August 27th to 3...

Photograph

Unidentified Street

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Description: Looking east on Wisconsin Avenue at Water Steet with cars and pedestrians. Streetcars are running up and down the middle of the wide street. Skyscrapers an...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Alma Reinhardt Taylor and her toddler daughter Ellen Taylor Higgins standing in a doorway. Both are wearing long, cool weather coats. The number on the do...

Date: 1884 after

Description: Subheading states the center building to be the oldest house in Milwaukee, and built by Matthias Stein in January 1838. The home is only two stories tall,...

Date: 1911 before

Description: The Milwaukee Journal car on the side of the road in the countryside. The two women are sitting in the car, and two men are sitting on the side and front...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of cathedral. A flag is flying from the roof on the right.

Date: 1913-09-25 ca.

Description: The Berlin Arcade building on the northwest corner of N. 3rd Street and W. North Avenue, just before opening. For decades, it was Rosenberg's, a popular wo...

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