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Date: 1898 

Description: Bird's-eye map, looking west from shoreline on Lake Michigan of Milwaukee to Golden Lake in Waukesha County, with Kenosha and Fox Point at bottom corners,...


Milwaukee Exchange

Date: 1883 

Description: Women switchboard operators at the sole Milwaukee telephone exchange.

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.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: This map shows city wards, block numbers, parks, cemeteries, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. The map includes indexes to streets, public building...

Date: 1871-07-13 before

Description: Menu printed on taupe silk for a banquet given to the Northwestern Amateur Boating Association by the Milwaukee Boat Club at Newhall House. At the top is a...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Canfield (1819-1913), a Wisconsin civil engineer and surveyor who is best known for his studies of Sauk County's nat...

Date: 1875 before

Description: Stereograph. Looking northwest. Designed by Edward Townsend Mix, the building is said to be Wisconsin's premier example of the Victorian Gothic style of ar...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, and some landowner names. Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River are labeled. Includes an ins...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Bradley & Metcalf building in the 300 block of East Water Street. On the corner first floor is Booth & Maynard's store which was located...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of young Lieutenant Colonel Arthur MacArthur Jr., F & S, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, posing in a Civil War uniform next to a chair.


Gustav Willms

Date: 1880 ca.

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


Miller House

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The brick home of Judge Andrew Galbraith Miller at 174 Wisconsin Street. There are steps up to the front entrance, a fence, and a fire hydrant on the sidew...

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. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

The Wisconsin Chief

Date: 1860-09-19 

Description: Front page of The Wisconsin Chief.



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...

Date: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view looking roughly south, the foreground overlooks a residential neighborhood. On the far shoreline, smoke clouds spew out from lar...

Date: 1864-10-13 

Description: This map shows the shore line of Oct. 14 1864, city limits of water lots, and the elevation of water in Lake Michigan. Depths are shown by soundings.

Date: 1872 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan.

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows asylums, cemeteries, hospitals, parks, streets, and wards. Relief is shown by contours. Also included are manuscript annotations in pencil....

Date: 1889 

Description: Souvenir Booklet made for the opening night of August 19, 1889. Half of the image is the opera house, and the other half is a brief summary and descriptio...

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