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Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1861 

Description: Map with labelled block and lot numbers, owners of large property parcels, city wards, railroads, and streets. Population from 1835 to 1860 listed below ti...

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, railroads, parks, cemeteries, and a proposed harbor. The top margin includes an advertisement for Delco Motor Oil and the right mar...

Photograph

Mud Pies

Date:  

Description: Two children making mud pies in the dirt in the space between the street and sidewalk. They are dressed in warm clothes and hats. In the background a man i...

Photograph

Electric Streetcar

Date:  

Description: An electric streetcar in Milwaukee with a large Gimbels sign in the background.

Date: 1911-09-13 before

Description: Middle front outer panel and tri-fold menu from The Gargoyle, with a gargoyle sitting atop the framed illustration of the entryway of the restaurant and a...

Photograph

Motorcycle Racing

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two motorcyclists are racing by while several men are watching from behind a railing. One man standing on the track holds a flag.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard showing the motor mounting in Alfred Lawson's Military Tractor 2 (M.T.2).

Photograph

Sand Dredge

Date:  date unknown

Description: Piles of sand are around the dredge. There is a railroad car and crane in the foreground. In the background is a large smokestack on a boat which is carryi...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Commercial building with road (Broad Street) in foreground. Cars are parked in the lot, with Village Hall and residences in the background.

Photograph

Fond du Lac Avenue

Date:  

Description: Looking southeast from N. 36th Street and W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Six Point beer garden and bottle house are visible on the right side of the street. Captio...

Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1920 before

Description: Elevated view looking east from Eleventh Street. The avenue is lined with buildings and trees. A large flag pole is in the center of the avenue which is la...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A corner store with a large electric sign on top. Men are on the sidewalk in front of the store, and a horse-drawn vehicle and bicycles are on the right.

Photograph

Man Driving Truck

Date:  

Description: A man driving an early truck (ca. 1910). The front is labeled "Sampson".

Date: 2008 

Description: In 2001 the former Copeland Service Station reopened as a coffee shop in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood. The restored building is located at 4924 We...

Date: 1906 before

Description: Boats on the Milwaukee River.

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...

Date: 1905 

Description: A woman, possibly Alma Reinhardt Taylor, wearing a long coat, and a young boy and toddler walking along the rocky shoreline of what is probably Lake Michig...

Postcard

Lake Park

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Concrete footbridge. A building with a red roof is on the far right. Beyond the bridge is the lake. The rest of the image is filled with vegetation.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of building. Caption below gives the name of the building and the line "Totally Destroyed by Fire June 4 '05." A group of people stand outside th...

Photograph

Racetrack Mishap

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A 1930's coupe sponsored by the Enterprise Transfer Co. stalls out on the racetrack after being disabled by an apparent collision. A crowd of onlookers sta...

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