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WPA Exhibit

Date: 1937 

Description: Opening ceremonies for a Work Progress Administration (WPA) exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1938 

Description: The Wisconsin Council of Agriculture exhibit at the 1938 Wisconsin State Fair.

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Description: Letterhead of the E.P. Allis & Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the Corliss steam engine it manufactured. Printed in red and b...

Date: 1946-04 

Description: Members of Local 1131, United Electrical Workers (Louis Allis Company) cast votes for a strike.

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...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Humboldt Gardens Hotel at the southwest corner of North and Humboldt Avenues. There are large Miller Beer advertisements on the side o...

Photograph

Water Street

Date: 1867 

Description: West Water Street south from Spring Street.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers producing artillery shells at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. In this...

Date: 1886 

Description: Print advertising the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition, which went from September 1st to October 16th, 1886. Entire building with flags flying from almost...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Old Government Lighthouse at Lake Park. The lighthouse is connected to a house, surrounded by shrubs.

Photograph

Mill Gears

Date: 1956-10-09 

Description: Original Falk caption reads, "Mill Gears, 21 or 22.289T, 1 1/2 DP, 26 inch F. 100 hp, 18.3 rpm mills." Purchaser was Allis Chalmers and it was used by the...

Date: 1907-02 

Description: Crates on a factory floor at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. The crates may contain stationary engines. The text on the wooden crates in the fo...

Photograph

Toe in a Mouse-Trap

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Description: A close-up of a human foot with a sprung "Sure Catch" mousetrap on the big toe.

Date: 1958-01-30 

Description: Milwaukee Braves General Manager John Quinn (left) and manager Fred Haney (right) accept awards at the 5th Annual Diamond Dinner, hosted by the Milwaukee C...

Photograph

Bowling

Date:  date unknown

Description: People bowling at an alley.

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Description: A woman dressed for winter weather and seated in the back of a touring car, looks coyly at the photographer. She is surrounded by holiday gifts and package...

Date: 1883 

Description: Cabinet card of John (1836-1904) and Ethelinda (1856-1947) Johnston sitting on a decorative wall in front of a painted backdrop of trees. John, a successf...

Date: 1957-10-07 before

Description: Portrait of Milwaukee Braves outfielder Wes Covington holding the brim of his cap.

Map or Atlas

Milwaukee Landmarks

Date: 1974 

Description: This map of Milwaukee shows forty landmark buildings located and identified, including those on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic A...

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