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Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1849 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, local streets, railroads, some landowners’ names, Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and part of Lake Michigan....

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view taken from the Miller Building, which is the original site of the old Milwaukee House. In the center of the foreground is what used to be ca...

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: 1883 

Description: Etched print of factory with inset of Bay State Works in lower right corner. Lake with ships in background, with busy, buggy covered roads in foreground....

Map or Atlas

Town of Milwaukee

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: An ink on paper, hand-drawn map of the town of Milwaukee, showing the divisions and landownership within the town by private individuals as well as those l...

Photograph

Kremer Homestead

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Located on 4th Street; only the first floor is visible through the trees. The house sits on a small hill above the street. Two chairs sit in the lawn on...

Date: 1876 

Description: Map of home and land, with the roads, lakes, railroad, and buildings.

Date: 1882 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Beloit harvester and twine binder manufactured by the Parker-Dennett Harvesting Machine Company. The cover features...

Photograph

Post Office

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of corner of Milwaukee and Wisconsin Streets. Three-story white building with several chimneys. A horse and cart are on the rig...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Pennyfeather sitting in a small sailboat in Milwaukee Harbor. There are industrial buildings on the far shoreline, and other boats at anchor in the backgro...

Date: 1864 

Description: Information about the Toechter Institut in Milwaukee.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: The map reads: "Compiled under the direction of the J.V. DUPRE ABSTRACT CO. from Dupre’s 1/4 Sectn’l Atlas of Milwaukee, by G. Steinhagen, C.E." The map co...

Print

Custom House

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Clipping from a newspaper or magazine. Building on a corner with a Post Office sign on left side of building, Custom House sign on the right side. Horse-...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee.

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...

Photograph

Resort and Harbor

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View from across railroad tracks. Resort is on the water's edge, with a small inlet on the right. Land is mostly sand, though a small part on the left ha...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Map shows 1840’s homes with owner names, a Native American cemetery, and other points of interest. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented...

Photograph

Layton House

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: 2504 Forest Home Avenue. This hotel was situated on what was originally a plank road between Milwaukee and Muskego. It was designed after the Federal style...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Cabinet card of Ethelinda (Thorsen) Johnston (1856-1947), wife of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, wearing a printed silk dress an...

Date: 1899-07-30 

Description: View across pond of Syl at Soldiers Home with aunt Helen standing on a landing near a boat and a flagpole. There is a large group of people gathered around...

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