.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: Elevated view from bluff looking down on city, with Lake Michigan in background. Detailed foreground with two boys playing with a grounded kite while a man...

Date: 1883 ca.

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

Date: 1883 ca.

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

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Union Civil War soldier examining his wound. The study was created as part of the work of the German panorama painters active in M...

Photograph

Music Hall

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph; front of music hall along the road, with a horse and carriage team in front of the entrance. Buildings can also be seen in the left backgroun...

Date: 1899-07 ca.

Description: A boat leaving Milwaukee Harbor between two breakwaters, steaming into Milwaukee Bay and onward out into Lake Michigan.

Date: 1886 

Description: Detail of map including plans of the National Soldiers' home.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A bridge crosses the Milwaukee River on Oneida Street, now known as Wells Street, looking toward the City Hall tower.

Date: 1897 after

Description: Two men escorting a fashionably dressed woman with a feathered boa obscuring part of her face. People stand in the background near a train next to the plat...

Date: 1883 

Description: Horse pulling a wagon in front of the telephone building. There are many telephone poles and wires along the street.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: This maps has an index of depots, hotels, prominent institutions and buildings, churches, and places of amusement. The map was removed from an unidentified...

Date: 1896 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company, featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a young boy and girl playing along...

Photograph

Fair Midway

Date: 1894 after

Description: People strolling on the midway and stopping to observe the booths and displays. In the background is a large building with flags.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A large sailing ship docked in Milwaukee Harbor.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Courthouse built in 1836, then torn down in 1871 to make way for a new structure. Tall central building with two wings coming off the sides. Path in fron...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A young girl, Helen Phillips, stands in a yard near a fence behind a wooden chair. She reaches though the decorative panels on the back of the chair and gr...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Milwaukee Thermo Therapae building at Fourth and Sycamore Streets. It was also known as Dr. Hanson's Thermo Water Cure.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of Milwaukee looking northeast. City Hall is visible at the left and Lake Michigan can be seen at the upper right.

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...

Print

Bay View

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee looking north from Bay View.

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