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Drawing

Milwaukee River

Date: 1873 

Description: Newspaper reproduction of an etching of the Milwaukee River.

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated exterior view of the water purification plant. A group of men are working on the front lawn of the plant.

Photograph

Fire Engine No. 1

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire fighters are posed on and around a fire engine in front of the fire station.

Photograph

Milwaukee Streetcar

Date:  

Description: Milwaukee streetcar and its passengers. Original Falk caption reads, "Photos borrowed from Milwaukee County Transport for use in brochure 850801. Originals...

Postcard

Wisconsin Street

Date: 1905 

Description: Wisconsin street looking west. The Gimbels sign can be seen. Text on postcard reads "Wisconsin St. & Railway Exchange Bldg., Milwaukee, Wis."

Date: 1905-06 before

Description: Stereographic elevated view of the Milwaukee Exposition Building.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A steam fire engine of Milwaukee's Fire Company #2 drawn by three white horses racing to a fire. Prior motor driven fire equipment was a greater danger tha...

Photograph

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: 1950 ca.

Description: Harbor area of Jones Island and garbage disposal plant, Stratton Grain Co., and more.

Photograph

Filling Potholes

Date: 1987-04-27 

Description: A city worker fills in holes in the road in mild spring weather.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Awnings stretch over the entrance and windows on the front facade.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Two people, most likely a woman or girl, and a boy, are walking on a footpath with houses and young trees on either side of the path.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Elevated view of intersection of the Janesville Plank Road and North Cape Road at Hales Corners, also showing Schubrino's Saloon. The Janesville road, som...

Photograph

Camp Ammon

Date:  

Description: Entrance to "Camp Ammon," the Boy Scout camp at the Wisconsin State Fair. The camp was named for the director of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.

Date: 1949 before

Description: Welding a milk truck at the Heil Corporation in Milwaukee. The Heil company was founded by German-born Julius P. Heil in 1901. As the Heil Rail Joint Wel...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five harness racing horses, sulkies, and drivers race around the Wisconsin State Fair track as an audience watches from the grandstand.

Photograph

5 and 10 Cent Store

Date: 1922-02-21 ca.

Description: F.W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 Cent Store at the southeast corner of W. North Avenue and N. 36th Street.

Date: 1915 

Description: A 1915 Cadillac with Jonas top, the body of which was constructed by the W.S. Seaman Company.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows landownership, railroads, roads, churches, schools, cemeteries, post offices, townships, city wards, Lake Michigan, and rivers. The map incl...

Photograph

Thorsen Residence

Date: 1904 

Description: Exterior of house at 525 Jefferson Street. The first bathtub in Milwaukee, made of tin, was put into this house. A man in a horse-drawn sled is parked in...

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