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Photograph

Railroad Yards

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Milwaukee railroad yards showing several trains on the tracks next to a large industrial building. The coal car in front of the locomotive...

Date: 1902-05-11 ca.

Description: Looking up the Milwaukee River to the Humboldt Avenue bridge with the North Avenue dam in the background.

Photograph

East Water Street

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Description: Elevated view of street traffic and buildings on East Water Street.

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Description: Milwaukee, north from Mitchell block. View of rooftops, buildings and bridge at distance on the left. American flag in the foreground.

Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Now called Wisconsin Avenue. Split avenue (strip of land down the center). View has several statues on plinths and/or columns in the center area.

Date: 2001-11-16 

Description: Aerial view of General Mitchell International in Milwaukee, looking southeast to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Building with three levels, a porch and two balconies across the front of the house, a roof, and a man with a telescope in a belvedere in the center of the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An ice-covered car ferry, possibly docking in a harbor.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Sister's of the Divine Savior at Thirty-fifth and Center Streets. Three main entrances are along the right side.

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: A mock shotgun wedding at a Civilian Defense Rally, with a solider marrying a woman with a man dressed as a country priest presiding.

Date: 1970 

Description: Close-up of the clock in the tower in the Milwaukee Civic Center Plaza. The clock hangs from the inside roof of the three-legged tower in a teardrop-shape...

Photograph

Ice Floes on River

Date:  date unknown

Description: Large ice floes are floating down the river near houses on the shore.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of busy street scene in downtown Milwaukee at the turn of the century showing a trolley, horse-drawn vehicles and pedestrians near an interse...

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Description: Design for a Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp featuring a wood violet, which is the state flower, as well as a jack-in-the-pulpit and a trillium.

Date: 1947-12-16 

Description: First place winning design in blue for a 3 cent Wisconsin centennial stamp, which features a farming theme, including a tractor with the word "Forward" on...

Date: 1965-02-25 

Description: This blue line print map shows annexed land with ordinance numbers and dates.

Date: 1903 

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad locomotive #1100, a class I engine, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1873 and originally numbered #199. Th...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This map of Granville shows local streets, local businesses, and industrial areas. Some streets are labeled: "Lovers Lane Road", "Granville Road", and "Bro...

Photograph

Pile of Metal Drums

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Description: A pile of metal drums sits in the snow next to corner of brick building. One of the drums has the words "Hello Neighbor" painted on it. Residential housing...

Date: 1891 

Description: Elevated view of fountain in front of the old City Hall, with a memorial to Henry Bergh (?-1888), founder of the American Humane Society. Several other bui...

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