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Date: 1911 ca.

Description: The J. Robert family posed around baby Fred in a high chair with his first birthday cake. Family members are identified from left as Ellen Taylor Higgins,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from across cobblestone street of the Milwaukee College For Young Ladies. The view of the main entrance is obstructed by a tree.

Photograph

Milwaukee Exchange

Date: 1883 

Description: Women switchboard operators at the sole Milwaukee telephone exchange.

Photograph

Milwaukee Academy

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Corner of Van Buren and Oneida Streets. An ornate iron and glass lamp post is in the center of the image between two trees.

Postcard

Union Depot

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Union Depot with clock tower. Railroad station on left side, with clock tower. Park area on right. Horse-drawn vehicles are near the entrance.The card is p...

Photograph

Walter Davidson

Date: 1921-06-09 

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Walter Davidson, Milwaukee manufacturer.

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: 1916 ca.

Description: Factory workers machine tractor engine blocks at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. The factory was owned by the Milwaukee Harvester Company before...

Postcard

Water Tower

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of water tower and Water Tower Park.

Photograph

E. Wells Kellogg

Date: 1914-08-24 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of E. Wells Kellogg, Milwaukee physician and surgeon.

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Description: Design in black and white for the Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp featuring a travel, industry, and agriculture theme. The main design element is...

Date: 1879 

Description: This map shows wards, sections, roads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, and proposed streets. The inside cover includes hand written annotations that r...

Date: 1939-05-16 

Description: Fuel station attendant pumping gas from an International DR-60 Mobiloil fuel truck at Wadhams Oil Company. The gas station is built in a Chinese-style arch...

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...

Date: 1946 

Description: Striking workers from the local 18 of United Gas Coke and Chemical Workers, C.I.O. picketing on a wide downtown sidewalk. The men are walking in a circle h...

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.

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

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Three ladies and four men examine a McCormick-Deering 6-can milk cooler at a dealership or branch house. The photograph was taken in a large well-lit room...

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,...

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