Description: Exterior view of a Pawling & Harnischfeger monorail crane with the operator in the cab. The photographer, though not listed on the negative, is very likely...


Milwaukee Snowstorm

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Winter scene with a pedestrian holding an umbrella during a snowstorm, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Buy Bonds!


Description: Display that advertises the sale of U.S. Savings Bonds through the Payroll Savings Plan or the Bond-a-Month-Plan. Wisconsin State Governor Walter J. Kohler...


Building on Fire

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large building has partially collapsed from a fire. Fire fighters, some of them standing on the roof of a building next door, aim large streams of water...


Mill Drive

Date: 1966-10-28 

Description: Mill drive that was later purchased by Traylor Engineering and used by Hudson Cement. Original Falk caption reads, "See engineering files for exact descrip...

Date: 1930 

Description: Rows of finished tractors cover a yard outside Milwaukee Works. On the left is a water tower, and in the foreground are railroad tracks with rail cars.

Date: 1907-06-10 before

Description: Front cover, portrait, and menu page of a banquet given by the Merchants and Manufacturers Association of Milwaukee in honor of Honorable William Howard Ta...


Plankinton House

Date: 1912 before

Description: View looking east on Grand Avenue from the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street. Plankinton Block was located between West Water (now Plankinton Street) a...

Date: 1902-05-25 ca.

Description: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Building and surrounding commercial area on the northwest corner of Broadway and E. Michigan Street. Caption on glass pl...


Bath Time

Date: 1955-05-08 

Description: Boy in bath tub being bathed by mother.


Clothing Store

Date: 1924-06-03 ca.

Description: The interior of an unidentified clothing store.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Washington High School.


Motorcycle Tour

Date:  date unknown

Description: Nine men are lined up along a road on their motorcycles. Men and boys are on the sidewalk behind them, wtih advertisements filling the wall behind the gro...

Date: 1971-08-24 

Description: Special speed increaser that was purchased by Allis Chalmers and used by the United States Corps of Engineers. Falk caption reads, "Low level dam site/gene...


Lincoln Beachey


Description: Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signa...


F. Dohmen Company

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of (Vault No. 2) The F. Dohmen Company Wholesale Druggists. A salesman's catalog with removable screwed bindings and pages of note paper bound bet...

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

Date: 1937 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee in 1853 details building features and city layout from southwest. Important buildings are numbered in a silhouette drawing bel...

Date: 1936-12-04 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of William Wheeler Coleman, Milwaukee mechanical engineer.

Date: 1935-01-15 

Description: Isabel Bacon La Follette, the wife of Philip La Follette and daughter-in-law of Robert M. La Follette, Sr.,, was as politically and socially involved as he...

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