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Description: Letterhead of the Western States Envelope Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Makers of Guaranteed Sure Stick Envelopes," with an elevated, three-quarter vie...


Lewis M. Alexander

Date: 1913-11-12 

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Lewis M. Alexander, Port Edwards banker and paper manufacturer.

Date: 1878 

Description: This map shows block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, parks, and selected buildings and includes a "Milwaukee city street guide" as well as a guide to pub...


Swollen Stream


Description: The Root River swollen with rainwater and/or snow melt. This picture was likely taken as a study of the water drainage in early Greendale.

Date: 1902-05-16 ca.

Description: Milwaukee Public Library building (Central Library) at W. Wisconsin Avenue and N. 9th Street.


Description: Children playing on the playground at the State Fair. The children form lines to climb up the two tall ladders to slide down a pole. Several children are n...

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...


Kiln Gear

Date: 1971-06-28 

Description: Component of a kiln that was purchased by F.L. Smidth Company. Falk caption reads, "This is the gear rim for the first fabricate, T-section, split, spring...


Description: Heavy touring carriages unload passengers in front of the Milwaukee Journal newspaper building. A crowd is gathered, along with a few musicians and paperbo...


Henry J. Langhoff

Date: 1921-05-12 

Description: Three-quarter length seated studio portrait of Henry J. Langhoff, Milwaukee merchant.

Date: 2016-02-11 

Description: Supporters of Hillary Clinton standing together and chanting outside the Democratic presidential debate.

Date: 1948 

Description: 3 cent stamp design with a Wisconsin theme in blue.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Academy and Orphanage on Van Buren Street. Three trees stand in front of the building. A woman is in front left of center, and two children are on the rig...


Cawker Buliding

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The northeast corner of the Cawker Building at W. Wells Street and N. Plankinton Avenue.

Date: 1910 

Description: Two men test an International Harvester 15-30 tractor with a plow in a field near the company's Milwaukee Works factory.

Date: 1992 ca.

Description: Vel Phillips, wearing a checkered suit is displaying a glass award while standing next to a podium. A man wearing a suit stands next to her. The sign on th...


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



Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Looking south from Oneida Street Bridge. Large buildings line the river edge. Another bridge is in the distance. Several buildings have flags on the roofs...

Date: 1942 

Description: This map shows the route of the Milwaukee Road, roads, foot trails, resorts, and ranger stations. The map includes text, illustrations, a railroad fare tab...


Soldiers Home

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Soldiers Home.

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