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Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard showing a close-up of the holder Lawson designed for passenger seats on his Military Tractor 2 (M.T.2).

Date:  date unknown

Description: A tugboat pulling a steamer in the harbor of Lake Michigan. Steam billows from the stacks.

Date: 1967-08-12 

Description: A smiling Governor Knowles surveys the Wisconsin State Fairground from the top of the giant Ferris Wheel on the fair's midway. He spent the day at the Stat...

Postcard

Downtown

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Looking south from Oneida Street Bridge. Large buildings line the river edge. Another bridge is in the distance. Several buildings have flags on the roofs...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Railroad bridge over river and buildings at night. In the distance is a building with a clock tower.

Date: 1927 

Description: Color map, hand-drawn with comic figures engaged in various activities throughout map. Bordered by the river on the left and Lake Michigan on the right, in...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Photograph

Sans Souci Hall

Date: 1912 

Description: Formally a Universalist Church (under Rev. Augusta Chapin), then a Baptist church, later a club house and eventually a dance hall. Photograph taken after...

Date:  

Description: Looking northeast from the roof of the Wells Building at E. Wisconsin Avenue and N. Milwaukee Street. St. John's Cathedral is in the center of the photogra...

Photograph

West State Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking east along West State Street between Eighth and Ninth Streets. Numerous buildings line the road, along which cable cars are travelin...

Photograph

Rainy Day

Date:  

Description: A street scape with people holding umbrellas walking in the rain. The street shows a business section and there is a horse-drawn vehicle in the hazy distan...

Date: 1965-02-25 

Description: This blue line print map shows annexed land with ordinance numbers and dates.

Photograph

Radicon Units

Date: 1966-06-20 

Description: Falk caption reads, "A series of photos showing delivery of the first shipment of Radicon units direct from England to the port of Milwaukee. The series EG...

Date: 1931 

Description: The newspaper used this building from 1907 until the mid or late 1920's. A few cars are parked in front of the building. A sign for the Good Fellow House...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Romanesque Chicago & Northwestern Railway station.

Date: 1940 

Description: This map is pen and ink on paper and is map 10 in a series of 12. The map shows streets and railroad lines.

Photograph

Industrial Plants

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Buildings and smokestacks along a riverfront. Sky darkened by the smoke.

Photograph

"Blitzen Benz"

Date: 1911 

Description: Several men are standing around a white car, with one leaning on the back end. A panel near the front of the car is open, exposing part of the engine. A Eu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view across street towards Frederick and Elizabeth Layton's home at 524 Marshall Street. The clapboard house has two porches. On the left is a roofed enc...

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