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Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Letterhead stationery of the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Association, with an engraving of the building constructed for that event.

Date: 1892 

Description: Color bird's-eye map of Wauwatosa, looking east toward Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. Predominantly green with cream colored roadways, with six land plots ow...

Date: 1887 before

Description: Northwest corner of Grand Avenue and 4th Street. Built in 1854 at a cost of $18,000. The storefronts were added in 1868; the building razed in 1886.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landowners’ names, and selected buildings. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Photograph

Water Street

Date: 1867 

Description: West Water Street south from Spring Street.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.

Date: 1886 

Description: Print advertising the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition, which went from September 1st to October 16th, 1886. Entire building with flags flying from almost...

Date: 1883 

Description: Cabinet card of John (1836-1904) and Ethelinda (1856-1947) Johnston sitting on a decorative wall in front of a painted backdrop of trees. John, a successf...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Bradley & Metcalf building in the 300 block of East Water Street. On the corner first floor is Booth & Maynard's store which was located...

Photograph

St. Paul's Church

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: On the site of the Layton art gallery, on the northeast corner of East Mason and North Jefferson Streets. A man is standing at a corner light post.

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: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of a lake shoreline. A few trees frame the arc of the shore and steamboats are visible along the distant shore.

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...

Photograph

Court House Square

Date: 1889 

Description: Fountain in center, with trees along the border of the small square. A man sits on a bench and children are on the left. The courthouse is visible in the b...

Date: 1896 before

Description: John Johnston's (1836-1904) first grand home at 1130 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Johnston was a successful Milwaukee banker, who moved to "The Lio...

Date: 1892 

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

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, some landowners’ names, and selected buildings. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and Glid...

Photograph

Water Street

Date: 1880 

Description: West Water Street seen from Grand Avenue.

Date: 1855-06-30 

Description: Certificate of appointment for George B. Bingham as 1st Lieutenant, Milwaukee Light Guards.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Cabinet card portrait of Ethelinda (Thorsen) Johnston (1856-1947), wife of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker. She is wearing a seal...

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