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Description: Residence of Charles Ray, 88 Prospect Street.


Wisconsin Street

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Street looking east from the River Bridge.


Women in the Rain

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Three women in hats and long skirts walk with umbrellas in the rain.

Date: 1849 

Description: A hand drawn map of showing the two proposed routes from the Milwaukee River to the Moody’s Lime Quarry at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The map includes the rout...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Main hall with description of location. Hall was 225 feet long, 100 feet wide and 65 feet high. Also gives basement size under main hall (36,000 square f...


Description: A.J. Monday, automobile and carriage painting, located at N. 4th Street and W. Highland Avenue. Horse-drawn vehicles are being loaded.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The buildings of the North Western railroad depot.


Water Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of North Water Street. Supplementary text reads: "THE STREET OF BEGINNINGS. An Indian trail, leading from the tamarack swamps to LeClair' little...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Map shows 1840’s homes with owner names, a Native American cemetery, and other points of interest. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented...


Description: A boy on a Milwaukee street drives a goat cart with an advertisement for Silverstone the tailor. Several on-lookers watch from the left hand side of the st...



Date: 1874 

Description: The residence of John Crapser Coleman, as remodeled in 1870. A large house is in the middle of the image, with a drive leading up to the left of the house...


Description: Looking west on W. Wells Street from N. 16th Street. Automobiles are parked on both sides of the street and a large billboard advertising in the left fore...

Date: 1911 

Description: Milwaukee Works factory building which housed a six-story machine shop. Scaffolding runs the length of the right side of the building. The photograph was t...

Date: 1902 

Description: This map is a chart of Milwaukee Harbor that displays local streets, bridges, roads, railroads, public buildings, businesses, factories, dry docks, parks,...

Date: 1955 before

Description: Aerial view of downtown, including railroad tracks in foreground.

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: 1876 before

Description: 462 Virginia Street. The buildings on the left are the old Melms Brewery located at the south side of the Menomonee Valley. About 1857 C.T. Melms organized...


Wisconsin Avenue


Description: View up Wisconsin Avenue from bridge showing pedestrian and horse-drawn vehicle traffic on bridge and buildings in distance.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Right side view of locomotive engine no. 2861, a steam locomotive of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Small postcard partially colored. View also includes two trees and a horse-drawn carriage.

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