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Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1847 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, roads, railroads, and some landowners’ names. Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee River, and the Menomonee River are labeled...

Photograph

Tight squeeze

Date:  date unknown

Description: Large steamship squeezing through an open bridge.

Photograph

Keltner Home

Date: 1897-05-25 

Description: Built 1836-37, on the northwest corner of Florida and Greenbush. A manuscript note on the reverse of the photograph called it the "oldest school under dest...

Date: 1935-09-12 

Description: A crowd of spectators looks at a McCormick Farmall tractor on display at the Wisconsin State Fair. The tractor is an F-12.

Date: 1948-01-14 

Description: A view from behind the bar in the Lutheran Center Bowling Alley of happy patrons enjoying a beer. One of the two bartenders is also enjoying a beverage.

Photograph

Bloch as King Geek

Date:  

Description: Robert Bloch, standing next to shelves of books, in front of a door covered with cardboard. He is wearing the gaudy costume of the King Geek for a photo sh...

Photograph

Rufus King

Date:  

Description: General Rufus King, seated in uniform.

Date: 1946-09-15 

Description: Cooks prepare food on a large iron stove while a worker stands holding coffee. Part of a series on working conditions aboard Lake Michigan railroad car fer...

Date: 1872 

Description: Elevated view over residential area, with several churches in the background.

Photograph

The Palace Theater

Date: 1920-04-28 ca.

Description: View from across the street of the Palace Theater, 535 West Wisconsin Avenue. A streetcar approaches from the left.

Postcard

Ravine Drive

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lake Park. A large bridge stretches above a small road or path in a ravine surrounded by flowering plants. The lake is beyond, with a boat in the center...

Photograph

Reinhardt Rahr

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Reinhardt Rahr, Manitowoc maltster.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Aunt Helen and Syl standing on an overlook at River Park. Behind them is a bridge spanning a wide river.

Photograph

Rainy Day

Date:  

Description: A street scape with people holding umbrellas walking in the rain. The street shows a business section and there is a horse-drawn vehicle in the hazy distan...

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: 1940 ca.

Description: Large hospital in the background, with a large stone fountain or planter on the left. Two men are walking in the garden near a drive.

Photograph

Storefronts on Road

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from dirt road, with buildings grouped on the left, with mailboxes, trees and a fence lining the road on the right. Horse-drawn carts are on the road,...

Date: 1935 after

Description: Corner of Wells and Water Streets. A large blank billboard is on the side of the theatre. Across the road on the left is a sign for Blatz beer. A car wash...

Date: 1952 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with a state fair ribbon superimposed on a silhouette of the state, and two vignettes of agricultural and industri...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A small group of fire fighters fight an unseen fire with three fire hoses. Smoke obscures the fire, and on the right, a fire engine has smoke billowing fr...

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