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Postcard

Water Tower

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Water Tower from road. Image printed on faux birchbark background.

Photograph

Sand Dredging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sand dredging equipment surrounded by large piles of sand.

Date: 1939-05-18 

Description: Two men stand near the back of an International D-246-F truck outfitted with a cement mixer body. The truck is owned by Tews Lime & Cement Company.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view at an angle towards the left of the courthouse. A large statue is on top of the main dome. The area around the courthouse is filled...

Date: 1872 

Description: Elevated view over residential area, with several churches in the background.

Date: 1940 

Description: A man in a suit and hat is standing on the side of a train engine in a train yard. Railroad employees can be seen in and on the train, and a group of men a...

Photograph

Diesel Bus

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: A group of people boarding a diesel bus on 12th Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Blocks of snow and ice are piled up in a river at a bridge. A large group of people are standing on the bridge. A person on the left has a long pole, tryin...

Photograph

West Allis Works

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of the West Allis Works, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Date: 1902-06-08 ca.

Description: Looking up the Milwaukee River to the Holton Street viaduct. In the center is the Gallun tannery. There is also a steamboat in the harbor, several lumber y...

Photograph

"The Fruit Boat"

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A Coca-Cola vending machine is on the right, near a table with a scale and boxes of fruit, under an awning. On the left is a car near the curb.

Photograph

Railroad Accident

Date:  date unknown

Description: Northwestern Line railroad accident. Railroad cars have fallen off the railroad tracks and the engine car is lying on its side. Both men and women are stan...

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of Newhall House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the hotel, including people strolling on the grounds and near the entranc...

Date: 1871 before

Description: The building has a fence around it and the yard is filled with trees. Pedestrians are in the road, as well as a man riding a horse.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1846 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan. The ma...

Photograph

FDR in Milwaukee

Date: 1932-10-01 

Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigning for the presidency in Milwaukee in 1932. FDR is riding in a flag-draped open car and escorted by police on motorcycles.

Date: 1905 after

Description: Color image of courthouse with a large tree in front. View taken at an angle to the building from across the street. Horse-drawn carriages are on the roa...

Date: 1891 

Description: Map of a proposed subdivision. Map reads: "United States Investment Association SUBDIVISION No. 1 In S.W. 1/4 Sec. 33, Town 8, Range 22 East. Is situated a...

Date: 1910-04-18 

Description: Emil Seidel (left) stands in front of his house. Other adults and children can also be seen. He was the first Socialist Mayor of Milwaukee.

Photograph

Sulky Race Track

Date: 1905 after

Description: Elevated view of a horse racing track and spectators. Sulkies, which are two-wheeled, one-person carriages drawn by a single horse, are racing. The race...

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