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Date: 1880 

Description: This map shows wards, roads, railroads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, parks, and some landownership. A handwritten annotation in red reads: "Note: S...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Milwaukee's first mail truck, here referred to as an "auto car." The date comes from a similar postcard that is postmarked.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Looking north at the Menomonee Valley. Road incorrectly identified on the postcard as twenty-second street viaduct. Pedestrians and carriages are crossing...

Date: 1886 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee from Bay View.

Date: 1955-10-16 

Description: Burkie West and his grandaughter Catherine West answer a police officer's questions after their automobile was hit by a train. Both incurred minor injuries...

Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Now called Wisconsin Avenue. Split avenue (strip of land down the center). View has several statues on plinths and/or columns in the center area.

Date: 1938 

Description: Aerial view of rivers, with Lake Michigan in upper right, train yards, and highway in lower left.

Date: 1913-09-25 ca.

Description: Looking south on N. 3rd Street from just north of W. North Avenue. On the right is the future Rosenberg's clothing store. Automobiles are parked at the cur...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Interior of the arcade from the second floor. There are skylights and chandeliers in the ceiling, and railings along the mezzanine. Interior storefronts li...

Date: 1918 

Description: Motor Corps of the National League for Women's Service. The corps performed errands and other services for all organizations engaged in war activities, ans...

Date: 1963-07-07 

Description: Jehovah's Witnesses assembly camper doing laundry.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Map of Milwaukee as remembered by "Dr Enoch Chase, U.B. Smith & Others." Represented are major roads, lowlands, trails, homesteads, and lots. Map depicts t...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Photograph postcard showing detail of an unidentified part of the Lawson Military Tractor 2 (M.T.2), possibly either the wing or the aileron.

Date: 1938-10-28 

Description: From Jones Island, looking across to a manufacturing area with cranes and large piles of coal or coke? In the lower foreground is a bare hill, with old pil...

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Description: Letterhead of Patek Brothers, Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a paint company, with a halftone image of a hand dipping a brush into a can of Patek paint, el...

Date: 1935 

Description: The Fruits and Flowers Building at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Photograph

Test of a Prototype

Date: 1961-11-08 

Description: A prototype being tested in the research test lab of the Falk Corporation. Original Falk caption reads, "Temperature lube test, 8RT3 Prototype. Set up of l...

Date: 1949 before

Description: Welding a milk truck at the Heil Corporation in Milwaukee. The Heil company was founded by German-born Julius P. Heil in 1901. As the Heil Rail Joint Wel...

Photograph

German Market

Date: 1866 before

Description: Stereograph. This building, which was destroyed by fire in 1866, was located in the commercial district known as Market Square. The Square was actually a t...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Shows Walker’s Point, Juneau Town and Kilbourn Town, including labeled buildings, trails and Indian villages. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north...

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