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Grand Avenue

Date: 1915 before

Description: View looking east from Third Street, down the avenue. Buildings line the road, with signs and advertisements. Roads and sidewalks are crowded with horse-...


Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee branch of the Smith Premier Typewriter Company, with headquarters in Syracuse, New York. On the left is a sheet of paper in a S...


Water Tower

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Water Tower Park showing Milwaukee and the bay.


Elizabeth Layton


Description: Vignetted quarter-length portrait of Elizabeth Hayman Layton. She was the sister of Joel Hayman, and the wife of Frederick Layton, who she married in 1851.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Philip Fox La Follette speaking into a WTMJ microphone. There are audio speakers behind him. He is wearing a suit and necktie.

Date: 1952-04-18 before

Description: Future Milwaukee Braves shortstop Johny Logan (left) and second baseman Jack Dittmer, photographed as members of the Milwaukee Brewers minor league team in...


Sand Dredging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sand dredging equipment surrounded by large piles of sand.

Date: 1864-10-13 

Description: This map shows the shore line of Oct. 14 1864, city limits of water lots, and the elevation of water in Lake Michigan. Depths are shown by soundings.

Date: 1892-02-22 before

Description: Back cover, front cover, and menu page for the Old Settlers' Club of Milwaukee County annual banquet. The back page includes an illustration of a monument...


Walter S. Paddock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Walter S. Paddock, Milwaukee manufacturer.


John Podesta

Date: 2016-02-11 

Description: John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, talking to reporters in the spin room after the Democratic presidential debate.

Date: 1862-02-18 

Description: George W. Noble's commission as First Sergeant in the Wisconsin 2nd Cavalry.


Norman Ebron Band

Date: 1950-02-18 

Description: The Norman Ebron Band, members of the American Federation of Musicians, segregated Local 587, play coronet, saxophone, piano, drums and standup bass in a d...


Description: Letterhead of the Riverside Sanitarium of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a view of the grounds, including three sanitarium buildings, and rows of trees in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view showing counters, cases, and ornate carved cabinets along the walls display merchandise. Other details include a painted ceiling and column,...

Date: 1886 

Description: Two maps on one page. The first page is a map of Milwaukee County with insets "Plan of Pewaukee, Waukesha Co.," "Plan of Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co.," "Plan o...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: This map is an advertisement for Milwaukee street cars and motor buses and reads: "Ride the street car or motor bus. Economical, safe, dependable." Include...


Wedding Party

Date: 1958-01-25 

Description: Group portrait of the Mary (Kustermann) Esser and J. Thomas Esser wedding party taken at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. The wedding party included Susan...

Date: 1971-03 ca.

Description: Poster for a "Grateful Dead" concert held on March 21, 1971 (3/21/71), at the New Expo Convention Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "The Return of Spring" conc...

Date: 1905 after

Description: View along the river, with a raised bridge with a steamboat passing through. River surrounded by buildings on both sides. A clock tower is in the backgroun...

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