"Ceiling Zero"

Date: 1936 

Description: Milwaukee-born Pat O'Brien (in the pilot's uniform) starred with Jimmy Cagney as two commercial airline pilots in "Ceiling Zero." This 1936 Warner Brothers...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Winter scene with four students from the Wisconsin Industrial School for Boys standing outside on the snow-covered school grounds.

Date: 1948-07-15 

Description: Soap Box Derby racer Bobby Holmes seated in car outdoors on grass.


Description: A fraternity party photographed for Smiles Magazine. Harold Gauer and Alice Bedard sit on a couch while Robert bloch pours a drink for Angie Vail.

Date: 1906 

Description: Schlitz advertisement copied from the "Milwaukee Press Club Annual." The image features an African man holding a Schlitz advertising sign. Underneath the i...

Date: 1918 

Description: Full page display ad for the husband and wife filmmaking team of John Emerson and Anita Loos in the 1918 edition of Wid's Yearbook, a motion picture trade...

Date: 1901-06-20 

Description: Friends, neighbors, and relatives of the Krueger family gather for a Baptist picnic at Carl Rabenhorst Woods.

Date: 1946-05-18 

Description: Milwaukee Road Service Club Orchestra performing on stage at American Legion Memorial Hall, 110 East Wilson. Decorations include large bell, Milwaukee Road...

Date: 1934 

Description: Man loading Canadian Pacific Express delivery truck at a depot loading dock. In the background are industrial buildings.


Woman Tying Scarf

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of a woman tying a scarf around her head and knotting it under her chin. The photo is one of a series demonstrating how to use a sc...


Stand Pipe

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men stand at the base of a tall standpipe, also known as a water tower.


Devil's Post Office

Date: 1903 

Description: Devil's Post Office, Mirror Lake. Miriam Bennett looks out of the Devil's Post Office.


Description: Captain Isaac H. Moulton of La Crosse, Wisconsin, with his mother, wife Hannah, and one of his daughters. Moulton was captain of the "City of St. Paul," th...

Date: 1938 

Description: Two men and a boy load bales of hay from the bed of an International DR-70 truck into a barn. The original caption reads, "A DR-70 170-inch wheelbase truck...


People on Horses

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Carriage in front of picket fence with people on horses and on porch of large brick house that has trim on porch top and three chimneys; house has 1868 dat...

Date: 1960 

Description: Pencil, ink, gouache, and watercolor design of a brown skirt and matching jacket with brown pullover for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Paramo...

Date: 1942 

Description: Informal portrait of Charles J. Van Schaick sitting by the window in his gallery, taken by his son Roy Van Schaick.


Bath Time

Date: 1955-05-08 

Description: Boy in bath tub being bathed by mother.

Date: 1966-10-10 

Description: Four auto club members work on a 1932 Ford Coupe. Rick Burkee (right, foreground) and Robin Friberg work on engine parts as Greg Beaster polishes the car h...

Date: 1937-12-15 

Description: Men operate machinery powered by an International PD-80 power unit inside the Peacock cotton gin.

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