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Date:  date unknown

Description: A boy wearing overalls and holding a Pepsi bottle standing near a trash pile on a street curb.

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.


Otto Herbert Falk

Date: 1915-04-17 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of General Otto Herbert Falk, Milwaukee manufacturer.

Date: 1928-01-30 

Description: Men and women gather around a giant model of a cream separator, possibly at the Wisconsin State Fair.


City Hall

Date: 1935 before

Description: Elevated view of front of City Hall. Several buildings and streets surround City Hall, with cars on all the roads. Snow is on top of the buildings and the...


Description: Plate Steel Spiral Casing for 70,000 horse-power Niagara Falls hydraulic turbine unit at the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company erecting shop. The castin...


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

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fountain surrounded by a path and trees. A lamp post is in the right foreground and buildings are visible in the background. Written in cursive is, "With l...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Soldiers Home with a cannon in the foreground.


William Harvey

Date: 1915-05-08 

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of William Harvey, Racine manufacturer.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman and child carry CORE picket signs protesting school segregation.

Date: 1957-06-23 

Description: Milwaukee Braves shortstop Johnny Logan jumps over a sliding baserunner and throws to Braves' first baseman Frank Torre in a game at County Stadium. Secon...


Frosty House

Date: 1963-12-18 

Description: A craft class member of Milwaukee public school system's recreation department frosts a gingerbread cookie house at the Grant Street social center.


South Third Street

Date: 1937 after

Description: Exterior view of the 800 block of South Third Street, with three large houses lining the road.


Newhall House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of elevated view of Newhall House which was destroyed by fire in 1883.

Date: 1967-07-25 

Description: Twin brothers James and Thomas Quinn cheer for the Chicago White Sox at a baseball game.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Furrier manufacturing building. Nearby is a gas station promoting "Standard Oil Products". A Coca-Cola sign sits near the entrance to the s...


Street Lighting

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Overhead light suspended over a road, hanging from wires. A car is parked at the corner, and billboards are in the distance. Railroad cars and railroad tr...

Date: 1938-12-23 ca.

Description: Two unidentified Civil War veterans at soldier's home on December 23, 1938, along with two representatives from the American Legion. The veterans are both...

Date: 1927-06-21 

Description: McCormick-Deering 10-20 industrial tractor parked along a curb in a residential neighborhood. The tractor is attached to a trailer with a tank that bears t...

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