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Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Map highlighting parks and other points of interest in Milwaukee.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names and includes the manuscript annotations: "From the Lapham collection" --...

Date: 1870 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Professor Davenport Fisher (1832-1911), Milwaukee chemist. After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Heidelberg Unive...

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...

Date: 1895 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a color illustration of a derailed train carrying circus animals and a man op...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...

Date: 1880-06-10 

Description: Elevated group portrait of the veterans of the First Wisconsin Calvary. They are standing in rows in the street. Horses with wagons are behind them, and a...

Date: 1898 

Description: Exterior view of a school for the deaf and mute.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Exterior view of one of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger machine shops. The building was built in 1886 on the corner of South First Street and East Oregon...

Date: 1888 

Description: Map of Milwaukee "Compiled under the direction of the J.V. DUPRE ABSTRACT CO., from Dupre’s 1/4-Sectn’l Atlas of Milwaukee, by G. Steinhagen, C.E." Contain...


Soldiers Monument

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Women congregate near "The Victorious Charge," a monument to Soldiers who fought in the Civil War located in Milwaukee's Court of Honor on the median betwe...


Union Depot

Date: 1885 

Description: Elevated view of Reed Street from the corner of South Water Street. This depot served the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Wisconsin Central, and the...


Gettelman Brewery

Date: 1880 before

Description: The brewery was built by George Schweickhart after he came to the city in 1856. He purchased three acres of land on the then Watertown Plank road, now just...


Railroad Office

Date: 1887 

Description: General office of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company in the Mitchell Building in Milwaukee. Left to right: the individual seated in left...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1833 

Description: Published in James Smith Buck's, "Pioneer History of Milwaukee". Lake Michigan is on the right, with three rivers that combine at different points and reac...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Chamber of Commerce at Broad and Michigan Streets. The building is the center of the image, with a telephone pole to the right, a larg...


Milwaukee River

Date: 1874 

Description: Milwaukee River near the Milwaukee settlement. People are depicted doing work in boats along the shore. Original is a pen and ink drawing, presumably made...

Date: 1899-07-30 

Description: View across pond of Syl at Soldiers Home with aunt Helen standing on a landing near a boat and a flagpole. There is a large group of people gathered around...



Date: 1889 

Description: Chicago & North Western Railway viaduct on the line along the Milwaukee River. The viaduct has two arched passages, and stones and rocks lining the path f...

Date: 1856 

Description: View looking west from Lake Michigan with several steam ships and sailing vessels in harbor. There is a lighthouse to left of center, along shoreline.

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