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Date: 1880 before

Description: View from river of malt house. In the background is the south side brewery of the same company. There are two steamboats, one large, one small. Behind th...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View across road of Syl standing in front of a three-story duplex house on Jones Island.

Date: 1899-02-22 before

Description: Front cover and menu page of the Old Settlers' Club annual banquet, with a man wielding an axe and chopping down a tree. A log cabin stands in the woods be...

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....

Date: 1898 

Description: The ten members of the Drum Corps of the Milwaukee Turners posed in front of a painted backdrop. They are dressed in band uniforms with hats and are holdin...

Photograph

Men Pulling Carts

Date: 1897 after

Description: Men pushing and pulling two carts, one with a barrel, around a street corner.

Photograph

Gustav Willms

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a cigar manufacturer.

Date: 1899-05-14 

Description: Aunt Helen and Syl stand on a rustic wooden bridge in Gully Lake Park. A pavilion is visible behind them through the trees.

Photograph

Gettelman Brewery

Date: 1880 before

Description: The brewery was built by George Schweickhart after he came to the city in 1856. He purchased three acres of land on the then Watertown Plank road, now just...

Date: 1863-11-23 

Description: A receipt made out to Abraham Gilman for the $300 he paid to avoid serving his draft duty in the Civil War.

Date: 1880 

Description: This map shows wards, roads, railroads, lot and block numbers, subdivisions, parks, and some landownership. A handwritten annotation in red reads: "Note: S...

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: A hand-drawn map of the township sectioning of Milwaukee, eastern Waukesha, northern Walworth, and Racine Counties. Other items shown in the map are the l...

Photograph

Cass Street

Date: 1888 

Description: View of Biddle Street. The 'x' marks the home of Mr. Brigham. The road is tree-lined, with homes behind the trees. "With cross on it, just under the sou...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Map highlighting parks and other points of interest in Milwaukee.

Photograph

Water Street

Date: 1867 

Description: West Water Street south from Spring Street.

Photograph

Washington Monument

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A monument to George Washington located in Milwaukee's Court of Honor on the median between the lanes of West Wisconsin Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets...

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...

Date: 1877 

Description: Two maps on one page, removed from an atlas. The first map shows Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan counties and townships while the second map...

Date: 1857 

Description: From Judge Smith Addition, 5th Ward, looking north, toward the city. Drawing is an elevated view of field and plank fence in foreground, road to the left a...

Photograph

Axtell House

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...

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