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Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A young girl, Helen Phillips, stands in a yard near a fence behind a wooden chair. She reaches though the decorative panels on the back of the chair and gr...



Date: 1860 before

Description: The residence of Rev. Clement Fall Le Fevre. Photographed from an old watercolor Painting. Building erected 1844. Four buildings are located in the center...


Custom House

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Clipping from a newspaper or magazine. Building on a corner with a Post Office sign on left side of building, Custom House sign on the right side. Horse-...


Western Hotel

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Interior of the Western Hotel.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Grand Avenue at 4th Street looking east. An electric sign for the Alhambra Theatre is in the center. Pedestrians are crossing the road and are on the sidew...


Resort and Harbor

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View from across railroad tracks. Resort is on the water's edge, with a small inlet on the right. Land is mostly sand, though a small part on the left ha...

Date: 1899-02-22 ca.

Description: The facade of the John Pritzlaff Hardware Co., on the back cover of the Old Settlers' Club Banquet Menu.


Gustav Willms

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a cigar manufacturer.

Date: 1884-07-21 

Description: Group portrait of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway employees taken outside the railroad's Milwaukee shop. Most of the men appear to be blue collar wor...

Date: 1894 

Description: Sanborn Map of the Illinois Steel Co. Bay View Works in Milwaukee.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Pennyfeather sitting in a small sailboat in Milwaukee Harbor. There are industrial buildings on the far shoreline, and other boats at anchor in the backgro...

Date: 1898 

Description: The ten members of the Drum Corps of the Milwaukee Turners posed in front of a painted backdrop. They are dressed in band uniforms with hats and are holdin...


Lewis S. Burton

Date: 1862 

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Lewis S. Burton, Company B, 30th Wisconsin Infantry, standing in full uniform with his sword on his left si...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1849 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, local streets, railroads, some landownersÂ’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan....

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: View of the ruins from a fire in the 3rd Ward. Stone rubble covers the ground and parts of two stone-frame structures are still standing.


John Rugee

Date: 1861 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of John Rugee, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Banner from newspaper from the day after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Map or Atlas


Date: 1836 

Description: Pencil on tracing paper. Rough sketch of Milwaukee. Left top corner reads: "From Map of northern part of Illinois and the surveyed part of Wisconsin Territ...

Date: 1860 

Description: View of St. John's Catherdral with the original tower.

Date: 1872 

Description: View of Milwaukee, looking southwest toward the county courthouse while it was under construction.

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