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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: 1860 

Description: Image drawn by Franz Hölzlhuber of early Milwaukee settlement with a horse-drawn carriage, as well as industry and a railroad. The text on the image reads:...

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: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph; view of the earlier City Hall building, on Market Square at the corner of E. Water Street and Oneida Street. Several signs are in the image, i...

Date: 1835 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper. The map shows landowners in "Milwalky" or present day Milwaukee. Includes "list of property offered to Mr. Walker". The m...

Photograph

Water Tower

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Water tower of the Milwaukee water works, North Point.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: German Market on the right side of the street in the distance. Two horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground are heading toward the market. Pedestrians walk o...

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: 1884 ca.

Description: Cabinet card of Hilda Johnston (1883-1974), age one year, and her father, John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker.

Photograph

Horse-Drawn Trolley

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Man driving a horse-drawn trolley of the Milwaukee City Railroad Company on the Greenfield Avenue & Third Street line. The corner of a building advertising...

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Interior view of lobby area with several people sitting in chairs. Manuscript notations on the mount makes much of the fact that it was photographed at ni...

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows wards, sections, roads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, and proposed streets. The inside cover includes hand written annotations that r...

Date: 1860-02-22 

Description: Menu for the Newhall House hotel in Milwaukee, extensively illustrated with an engraving of the hotel and prices. The Newhall House, during its day one of...

Photograph

City Hall Square

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Elevated view of old City Hall building at right center facing the camera. Electric power poles are along the street, along which horse-drawn carriages and...

Photograph

Schlitz Palm Garden

Date: 1896-07-03 after

Description: Elevated view of waiters and customers in the Schlitz Palm Garden. The idea of the garden was borrowed from Germany where beer gardens were common. It open...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of West Water Street from Grand Avenue of horse-drawn vehicles, pedestrians, buildings, storefronts and power lines.

Date: 1876 

Description: Map of home and land, with the roads, lakes, railroad, and buildings.

Print

"Hazelwood"

Date: 1894 

Description: The residence of John Crapser Coleman. As remodeled in 1870; copy of photograph taken in 1894. House is in right middle ground, with a yard and trees. A...

Photograph

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...

Painting

Civil War Cannon

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War cannon with a soldier in the background and the sketched outline of another soldier in firing position. Although unsigne...

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