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Photograph

Water Street

Date: 1875 before

Description: Stereoview of East Water Street and Michigan.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Church on Grand Avenue. A statue is in the median across the street from the church.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Several houses along the road next to a local restaurant with several signs advertising food and drink. A car is on the far left in the road.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: E.H. Barnes truck parked on road without driver.

Date: 1931 before

Description: Fishermen from the Frank Braeger fishing tugboat are standing for a group portrait in front of their fishing nets on Jones Island.

Date:  

Description: Thirteen men, all wearing hats, standing in a row in front of trucks and a tractor in a lot near an industrial building and chain link fence. Probably serv...

Photograph

Truck Accident

Date: 1971-06-24 

Description: Accident involving a UPS delivery van and a semitrailer in downtown Milwaukee. Four men, including the driver who is holding his head, were injured.

Photograph

Village in Snow

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Elevated winter scene of Greendale (Milwaukee Co.), Wisconsin. Housing, roads and trees are visible in the distance. One person is walking through the snow...

Date: 1914 

Description: A 1914 Ford truck, the truck body was produced by the W.S. Seaman Company.

Photograph

Plankinton House

Date: 1880 before

Description: Stereograph. The Plankinton House is in the near foreground across the street. A sign for Little Dry Goods, 105, is on the left, above a horse-drawn cart.

Date: 1938-07-05 

Description: Iceman delivering a block of ice from an International D-300 streamlined truck to an office building in downtown Milwaukee. The man worked for the Wisconsi...

Date: 1918-07-30 ca.

Description: Waldheim furniture building and surrounding commercial area on N. Plankinton Avenue, north of W. Wisconsin Avenue. The Waldheim Furniture building is in th...

Photograph

Divers in Training

Date: 1937 

Description: Three shirtless men sitting in what appears to be the interior of a ship. Two are practicing breathing through apparatuses connected to oxygen tanks.

Date: 1931 before

Description: Three horse-drawn fire engines in the street with steam rising from their tanks. Other fire vehicles appear to the right. Many pedestrians are present on...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The college occupies a large red building on the corner. A flag pole stands next to the building on the right.

Photograph

Fire Boat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire fighters in a boat on the river are putting out a fire in a large building. Water sprays from fire hoses from two directions with smoke obscuring the...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Motion picture and television "cowboy" stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans arrive in Milwaukee for their appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair. Although unda...

Date: 1950 

Description: Overhead view of ships tied up for the winter in slips.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: This map was engraved from original drawings and surveys taken by Louis Lipman. Includes Milwaukee street directory on the left hand side. Bottom right cor...

Date: 1886 

Description: Letterhead for the Pfister & Vogel Leather Co., with an engraving of a bird's-eye view of the city (signed Ma-- Richards, Mil Wis) advertising the "Nationa...

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