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Date: 1914-03-19 

Description: Commercial district looking towards East Wisconsin Avenue from the roof of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurace home office at Van Buren Street. The Feder...


Description: There were several businesses in Greendale, including a Co-op grocery store, variety store, post office, movie theater and a doctor and dentist office. The...


Milwaukee Homes

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: Detail view along front porches of frame residences.

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: A campaign picture of Democrat Henry Reuss with his sleeves rolled up in a factory talking to a foreman while an African-American worker looks on. This was...

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Date: 1985-02-14 

Description: A display of fruit and vegetables in the East Side Foods Sentry store.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An aerial view of downtown, including a baseball field is in the lower left near a train station.

Date: 1920 

Description: Alfred W. Lawson (second from right) and his employees in front of his South Milwaukee factory with the center section of his new airplane, the Lawson Midn...


Kiln Pinion

Date: 1972-10-25 

Description: Kiln pinion that was purchased by F.L. Smidth. Original Falk caption reads, "Grinding wheel touched shaft."

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Milwaukee Water Works building looking northwest.


C.D. Stanhope

Date: 1921-05-05 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of C.D. Stanhope, Milwaukee medical doctor.


Description: Letterhead of Wirth, Hammel & Company, a dealer in horses and mules headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a front view of the company building on the...


Union Harvest Dance

Date: 1947-09-06 

Description: Employees of the Seaman's Body Corporation gather at the bar during their annual Harvest Dance.

Date: 1887 

Description: Stereograph. From the northeast (contrary to photographer's description.) A large tree stands in the center of the image along the drive, with the home be...

Date: 1951 

Description: Fairgoers ride a tractor-drawn passenger wagon at the Fair. In the background is the Sky King roller coaster.

Date: 1957-08-09 

Description: A large Drive Gear rests outside the factory after being removed from the furnace. This product was later purchased by Buffalo Forge Company of Buffalo, Ne...


Reverse Drive

Date: 1974-06-28 

Description: Reverse drive that was purchased by Delaval Turbine and used by Bulk Food Carrier. Falk caption reads, "Largest of the "MR" type design made to date. Wides...


Tank Car Wreck

Date: 1946-08 

Description: Tank car wreck at the Grand Trunk Western Railroad car ferry docks. A man wearing a hat is in the right foreground.


Beer Distributor


Description: Warehouse of a Milwaukee distributor of beer (Miller, Schlitz, Pabst) and soft drinks.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Academy and Orphanage on Van Buren Street. Three trees stand in front of the building. A woman is in front left of center, and two children are on the rig...

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