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Date: 1989-05-06 

Description: John Miller rests in the sun near McKinley Marina before Friday's cold front moved through Milwaukee in May of 1989.

Date:  

Description: Exterior view of Milwaukee Water Works. A little boy rides a tricycle in the foreground.

Drawing

Milwaukee River

Date: 1874 

Description: Milwaukee River near the Milwaukee settlement. People are depicted doing work in boats along the shore. Original is a pen and ink drawing, presumably made...

Date: 1887-10 

Description: A parade for President Grover Cleveland's Milwaukee visit during his Goodwill Tour. A marching band leads a horse and buggy (possibly carrying the presiden...

Date:  ca.

Description: View down Milwaukee street with strolling pedestrians on the sidewalk. The large commercial buildings include the Gridley Dairy Co. storefront. There is al...

Photograph

City Hall

Date: 1935 before

Description: Elevated view of front of City Hall. Several buildings and streets surround City Hall, with cars on all the roads. Snow is on top of the buildings and the...

Date: 1837 ca.

Description: A pen and ink on tracing paper, hand drawn and colored map the proposed route of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, ranging from the Rock River in the wes...

Photograph

Wisconsin Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Street looking west from the Post Office. Some text also written in German. Identifies in pencil writing the location of the Pfister Hotel, the W...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A businessman, dressed in a suit coat and hat looks up while standing near two police officers. Behind them is a crowd of pedestrians on a street.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A large sailing ship docked in Milwaukee Harbor.

Date: 1938-05-01 

Description: May Day parade with a closeup of a "memorial" float for company unions. A man leans on the parked float. The float features a faux grave and the gravestone...

Photograph

Pabst Theatre

Date: 1906 before

Description: View from street of theatre and main entrance on corner of Wells and Water Streets. To the right is a building with a sign for Quaker Oats. On the left cor...

Date: 1938-05-01 

Description: The Wisconsin Worker's Alliance May Day parade float. The float has three workers on it with tools and signs read "Roosevelt's Recovery Program: Never More...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The postcard caption is in error in its reference to Lake Park, which is distantly located from this street. Possibly Highland Park was intended. A secon...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An original colored poster celebrating the Milwaukee Road's 90 years of progress. The poster features three photographs of locomotive engines, ranging in t...

Date:  ca.

Description: Looking northeast at the Pabst Theater and City Hall on Wells Street, east of the Milwaukee River.

Date: 1899-02-22 ca.

Description: The facade of the John Pritzlaff Hardware Co., on the back cover of the Old Settlers' Club Banquet Menu.

Date:  

Description: View down Grand Avenue from 6th Street. Several horse-drawn vehicles. Church in background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stereograph elevated view of exterior of the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce building. The six-story building features a clock-tower.

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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