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Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the members of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteers, and some family members, posed on the steps of what appears to be the old Milwaukee County...

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...

Date: 1836 ca.

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper and shows marshlands, rivers, creeks, a quarry, and a few roads.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1861 

Description: Map with labelled block and lot numbers, owners of large property parcels, city wards, railroads, and streets. Population from 1835 to 1860 listed below ti...

Date: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1894 

Description: Sanborn map of a portion of Milwaukee, including St. Clair and Bishop and Potter Avenues. There is an inset for the South Side Wood Working Co.

Date: 1847 

Description: Drawing of a Native American man looking into the Milwaukee settlement.

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue a...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a dead or wounded Civil War soldier created as a preliminary study by one of the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s....

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landowners’ names, and selected buildings. The map includes an inset map of Glidden & L...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View looking up Grand Avenue from 9th Street toward two horse-drawn wagons and a horse-drawn streetcar on tree-lined street. Wagon on right carries firewoo...

Date: 1884-06 

Description: Document recording the case and ruling in favor of Samuel Boynton in the case brought by Clarissa Wood regarding the sale of the Eagle diamond.

Date: 1866 

Description: Acrobatic Gymnastics Club of the Milwaukee Turners, posing in a studio wearing their gymnastic clothing.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of the Town of Lake is ink and pencil on paper and shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. The bottom of the map includes a ke...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Elevated view of factory with lake and ships in the background. Trains, people, horses, and carriages, with a multitude of smokestacks in foreground. The f...

Date: 1881 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of rooftops on the west side, with St. Mary's Convent in the background.

Date: 1880 

Description: This map shows wards, roads, railroads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, parks, and some landownership. A handwritten annotation in red reads: "Note: S...

Date: 1883 

Description: Etched print of factory with inset of Bay State Works in lower right corner. Lake with ships in background, with busy, buggy covered roads in foreground....

Date: 1878 

Description: This map shows block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, parks, and selected buildings and includes a "Milwaukee city street guide" as well as a guide to pub...

Date: 1886 before

Description: Stereograph. Located on Oneida Street, the opera house is three stories tall, and located across the street from a pharmacy (the Rx sign is hanging above t...

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