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Date: 1887 

Description: This map shows block numbers, roads, railroads, wards, and selected buildings. The map includes a "Milwaukee city street guide" and index to public buildin...

Photograph

Toys on a Truck

Date: 1931-12-22 

Description: Men look out from the cab of a flatbed truck piled with toys.

Date: 1923-06-01 ca.

Description: East from N. Plankinton Avenue, W. Wisconsin Avenue is bustling with automobiles, pedestrians, a cable car, and a double-decker bus. Landmarks right to le...

Date: 1944-07-04 

Description: A group of Boy Scouts, led by the Scout Leader, playing drums in a Fourth of July parade. They are walking down a street and a crowd of spectators is in th...

Postcard

Pfister Hotel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hotel on corner of East Wisconsin Avenue and and Jefferson Street. Pedestrians and cars are outside the entrance. The name of the hotel is on an awning ove...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A group of children, mostly boys wearing caps, playing with flying rings outside at a playground in front of a brick building.

Date: 1971 

Description: Church front with steeple. Road with cars, lamp post, and shoveled snow.

Date:  

Description: Memohead of the Wilbur Seed Meal Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturer of horse, cattle, poultry, and egg food, hoof packing, and various animal re...

Photograph

Packer Parade

Date: 1971 

Description: Members of United Packinghouse Workers of America Local 248 paraded on Wisconsin Avenue to draw attention to the fact that employees of the Packer Packing...

Photograph

Lakefront Walkway

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Visitors of Milwaukee's sixth annual Midsummer Festival. Men and women walk on the lakefront walkways.

Date: 1858 

Description: This map made up of six panels shows communities, rivers, and Lake Michigan. The map includes several inset maps showing Milwaukee, Humboldt, Franklin, Oak...

Photograph

Turner Hall

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Turner Hall in Milwaukee with horse-drawn wagon passing.

Date: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view looking roughly south, the foreground overlooks a residential neighborhood. On the far shoreline, smoke clouds spew out from lar...

Date: 1941 before

Description: Elevated view of west side of Basilica, with the apse on the left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Visitors around a gazebo or pavilion in Washington Park.

Date: 1946-07-13 

Description: A United Public Workers parade/demonstration from an adjacent sidewalk. The line of participants including a horse-drawn wagon stretches into the distance....

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A monument in front of the Milwaukee Public Library and Museum. A portion of the dome can be seen on top of the library. A horse and carriage are on the fa...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of the Town of Lake is ink and pencil on paper and shows lots and acreages, reserved land, and public squares. The bottom of the map includes a ke...

Photograph

Syl at Reservoir

Date: 1899-05-28 

Description: View down gravel path towards Syl seated on a bench along the edge of a reservoir on a hill. There is a brick building, perhaps a pumphouse, built over the...

Date: 1883 

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

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