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Book or Pamphlet

A Catalog of Plants & Shells

Date: 1836 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A catalog of Plants & Shells, Found in the vicinity of Milwaukee on the West Side of Lake Michigan,

Book or Pamphlet

Milwaukee Harvester Catalog

Date: 1894 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring an illustration of a soldier on a horse in a field under the title "Peace and...

Photograph

Frederick Pabst

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Frederick Pabst (1836-1904). He is wearing a suit with white tie and a carnation boutonnierre.

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.

Date: 1850-05-21 

Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of Elizabeth S. Jaques Upham (1815-1883), wife of Don A.J. Upham, Milwaukee Lawyer. The portrait is a three-fourths figure, hea...

Photograph

Milwaukee City Hall

Date: 1895 before

Description: Elevated view from the top of a building of Milwaukee City Hall under construction.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View from across street of the Midsummer Festival Monument in the Court of Honor on the median of Grand Avenue. An electric street car is visible in the ba...

Date: 1895 after

Description: Exterior of building. A large advertising sign is on the right side, behind a large smokestack. A smaller sign stating "For Rent O.J. Schenck" has been h...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the building at the corner of N. 12th St. and W. St. Paul Avenue that housed Badger State Shoe Co. and Saveland Manufacturing Co. Two hors...

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: 1898 ca.

Description: Women and children visit soldiers at Camp Harvey. A long building with other people on a long porch is in the background.

Photograph

Childs-Paul House

Date: 1870 

Description: Located at 321 Hanover Street, this house was occupied by George H. Paul as a homestead from 1866 to 1893. The house has an old fashioned hardwood frame,...

Photograph

Kremer Homestead

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Large building with group of people in front.

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: 1840 ca.

Description: Home of William Augustus Prentiss, built in 1836 and burned in 1845. Small two-story house. Four people are standing around the house.

Date: 1853 

Description: Plan no. 3. Scale 2000 feet to one inch.

Date: 1887 

Description: Stereograph. From the northeast (contrary to photographer's description.) A large tree stands in the center of the image along the drive, with the home be...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Cabinet card portrait of Ethelinda (Thorsen) Johnston (1856-1947), wife of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker. She is wearing a seal...

Date: 1869 

Description: Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway locomotive no. 40, called the L.B. Rock, at the Chestnut Street yards. The mast of a ship is visible in the background, and...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Pennyfeather sitting in a small sailboat in Milwaukee Harbor. There are industrial buildings on the far shoreline, and other boats at anchor in the backgro...

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