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Date: 1913-11-29 ca.

Description: Park near hotels and Gimbels building. Caption says, "View N.E. from C. M. & St. P. Depot". Presently, it is Zeidler Union Square on W. Everett Street betw...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Milwaukee streetcar conductors posed in front of streetcars. Edwin Salber shown second row fifth person from the left.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Gesu Church, with automobiles and pedestrians on West Wisconsin Avenue. There is a sign on the left for the Abbot Crest Hotel located at 1226 West Wiscons...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The intersection of Port Washington Road and Silver Spring Drive near Milwaukee. Even if one did not know that this was the intersection of a major north-s...


Description: Leaving Milwaukee harbor via tugboat, this was the final voyage of the Lucia B. Simpson. Made in 1928, the Simpson was the last of the lake lumber s...


Schiltz Brewery

Date: 1952-07 

Description: Train cars are parked near a tall building with a fire escape.

Date: 1918-07-30 ca.

Description: Waldheim furniture building and surrounding commercial area on N. Plankinton Avenue, north of W. Wisconsin Avenue. The Waldheim Furniture building is in th...


Jones Island

Date: 1902 before

Description: Elevated view of island with houses. Industrial buildings are in the background, and a sailboat is on the water in foreground. A quick note is written on t...

Date: 1894 

Description: Sanborn map of a portion of Milwaukee, including St. Clair and Bishop and Potter Avenues. There is an inset for the South Side Wood Working Co.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Snapshot of preparations for an automobile race at the Milwaukee State Fair taken by Edward Maurer of La Crosse, an amateur photographer, from his seat in...


Description: Letterhead of the Hotel Pfister, with a three-quarter view of the building, and automobiles, a trolley car, and horse-drawn vehicles on the streets.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Four-story building, with vines growing on the exterior. A woman stands near the entrance on the right. Above the doorway a sign says "Dentistry". A car i...

Date: 1946-09-10 

Description: Two men at work moving railroad cars. Part of a series on working conditions aboard Lake Michigan railroad car ferries. Ferry workers belonged to the Natio...


Sheridan Apartments


Description: The Sheridan Apartment building at 2435 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Caption on glass plate reads, "Looking southeast showing property side of street--Sheridan Apa...


Flour Mill Fire

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire at the elevator of the Atlas Flour Mill. Two men are working a water hose tower in the center, and fire fighters are aiming jets of water at the buil...

Date: 1877 

Description: View of bluffs and buildings on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1901 

Description: This map shows city wards, block numbers, parks, cemeteries, roads, railroads, Lake Michigan, and selected buildings. Also included are indexes "Milwaukee...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of busy street scene in downtown Milwaukee at the turn of the century showing a trolley, horse-drawn vehicles and pedestrians near an interse...


Description: Letterhead of Hammel, Newald & Company, a wholesale wine and liquor dealer and importer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On the left is a three-quarter view of t...

Date: 1931-03-17 

Description: A scene at Curtiss-Wright Field in Milwaukee. Pictured are Arthur D. Gaspar, a Waukesha funeral director, and Paul Trier, the pilot of the Curtiss Thrush....

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