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Yak

Date:  

Description: Washington Park Zoo yak exhibit. The park was later replaced by the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Now Wisconsin Avenue. Horse-drawn vehicles are on the road.

Photograph

Kremer's Homestead

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of Kremer's Homestead.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Pedestrians, bicyclists, and horse-drawn carriages on a commercial street. City Hall with its clock tower is visible in the background. A sign for Sisson &...

Photograph

Fond du Lac Avenue

Date:  

Description: Looking southeast from N. 36th Street and W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Six Point beer garden and bottle house are visible on the right side of the street. Captio...

Date: 1928-05-14 

Description: Ball-bearing cream separators, parts, and a one and half horse power stationary engine on display against a backdrop of advertising posters at the Milwauke...

Date: 1872 

Description: This map shows wards, roads, railroads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, parks, some landownership, and a race course. Manuscript annotations in red i...

Photograph

Walter Stern

Date: 1914-02-24 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Walter Stern, Milwaukee company president.

Date: 1955-11-22 

Description: Thomas Constable (left) and Walter Medenski (right), pose in front of canned food gathered by pupils at the Center Street school for the Salvation Army's T...

Photograph

Coupling Slotter

Date: 1975-04 

Description: 20 inch coupling slotter at Plant 2. Original Falk caption reads, "Machine number 19-7503 at Plant 2: These pictures of a 20 inch slotter taken for Jack Bl...

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...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The building has many classical architectural elements, including a dome. There is a large totem pole in front of the building. Pedestrians are walking on...

Photograph

Joe Adcock

Date: 1955-04-08 before

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock.

Date: 1931 before

Description: Three horse-drawn fire engines in the street with steam rising from their tanks. Other fire vehicles appear to the right. Many pedestrians are present on...

Date: 1990-10-30 

Description: Original Falk caption reads, "Aerial view [of] main plant (October 1990)."

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

Photograph

Fred Rietbrock

Date:  

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Fred Rietbrock.

Date: 1946-07-13 

Description: Horse-drawn wagon in a United Public Workers Parade/Demonstration through downtown. The horse bears signs that read "1946 One Horse Pay!" and "1846 One Hor...

Date: 1969-05-19 

Description: Four children hold up their winning posters for a competition in a class.

Photograph

Train Wreck

Date:  

Description: Elevated view of train cars that have fallen off the railroad tracks, with men working nearby.

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