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Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Now called Wisconsin Avenue. On the left are trees and a trolley in the road. On the right are several church towers, more trees, and another trolley. In...

Date: 1951 

Description: This map is a survey of Lake Michigan and the section of Milwaukee that borders the lake. Map of land includes major streets, and landmarks near water. Rel...

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date:  

Description: Evening Wisconsin building. Horse-drawn vehicle lower left hand side.

Date: 1939-06-09 

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee County Court House, with a tree-filled park area in the foreground and the city in the background. There is debris on the roof,...

Date: 1884 after

Description: Subheading states the center building to be the oldest house in Milwaukee, and built by Matthias Stein in January 1838. The home is only two stories tall,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man in a suit and hat stands on the street holding a stack of Milwaukee Journal newspapers.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across what may be a metal roof towards a crowd of men looking at a collapsed structure of steel girders. The men are dressed in winter coats and hats...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men and women are lined up in their parked cars to watch the State Fair automobile race.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An original colored poster celebrating the Milwaukee Road's 90 years of progress. The poster features three photographs of locomotive engines, ranging in t...

Date: 1892 

Description: This map shows schools, engine houses, railroads, street railways, wards, parks, cemeteries, block numbers, a street index, explanations, and general refer...

Date: 1948-04-20 

Description: Striking workers and police outside of Plankinton Meat Packing. Strikers are standing on the cobblestone street and sidewalk holding signs that read "Don'...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Midway area of the Wisconsin State Fair, showing a truck advertising peanuts at 5 cents in the center background.

Photograph

Cass Street

Date: 1888 

Description: View of Biddle Street. The 'x' marks the home of Mr. Brigham. The road is tree-lined, with homes behind the trees. "With cross on it, just under the sou...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A man wearing a hat and eyeglasses on a raised platform sits holding a microphone. There is a girl standing behind him, and children and adults are around...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of building, with a flag flying from the roof. The street has parked cars and pedestrians.

Date: 1856-09-08 ca.

Description: A watercolor painting of the cathedral in Milwaukee, with well-dressed pedestrians strolling on the street.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Popular bathing beaches like this one on Lake Michigan offered relief from the heat as well as the opportunity to be seen in the latest fashions of the 191...

Date: 1956-12-02 

Description: Elevated view of a Cub Scout, Girl Scout, and Brownie Scout bringing boxes of food to St. Vincent de Paul to be distributed to recently arrived Hungarian r...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A young girl dances near a man wearing a tie on the announcer's platform at a Civilian Defense Rally. To the far left a microphone is visible, and in the b...

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