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Date: 1912 ca.

Description: A band concert in a park. A drummer is on the left,trumpeters, a tuba player, pianist, oboe, and a violinist. A boy is peeking out from behind the piano....

Date: 1959 

Description: Merrie Barney, the 1959 Alice in Dairyland, helps a young boy eating a cream puff, always a favorite treat at the Wisconsin State Fair.


Monster Truck

Date: 1989-01-23 

Description: A man cowers in mock awe before Kodiak, a 14,000 pound Ford Silverado rigged with six-foot-tall tires and an extra heavy-duty suspension. The truck compet...

Date: 1942-08-15 

Description: Three men raising mugs of beer from behind the outdoor bar at a Civilian Defense Rally. In the background is a tent.


Boy Scout Parade

Date: 1938 

Description: Elevated view. As part of Boy Scout Day at the Wisconsin State Fair, a contingent of scout flag bearers marches over the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over the M...

Date: 1967-04-14 

Description: 6th Ward Milwaukee Alderman Vel Phillips is wearing a dress and standing on a podium. To the right are Bernice Lindsay and Reverend Lovell Johnson standing...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereograph; view of the earlier City Hall building, on Market Square at the corner of E. Water Street and Oneida Street. Several signs are in the image, i...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Five teenagers ride "High Wheeler or Penny-Farthing" bicycles down the street. Grand Avenue Congregational Church is in the background. Mature trees are on...

Date: 1912 

Description: The Wright Model B owned by Farnum Fish flying at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in 1912.

Date: 1939-06-17 

Description: Henry Wallace meeting with a number of men and one young girl. A garden and residences can be seen in the background. Henry Wallace, then the United States...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across what may be a metal roof towards a crowd of men looking at a collapsed structure of steel girders. The men are dressed in winter coats and hats...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Elevated stereoview of the William H. Metcalf residence at the corner of Cass Street and Juneau Avenue. Trees line the street and sidewalk along the perime...

Date: 1953-09-20 

Description: A posed photograph taken for the Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Corp. to mark the substitution of buses for streetcars on the West Burnham St. line.

Date: 1905 

Description: Mary E. Smith, right, and a friend seated on the railing of a neo-classical residential front porch. There is another porch in the background.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Sr., speaks to an audience in the grandstand at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Behind him in the infield, a circus is preparin...



Date: 1963-06-20 

Description: A member of the Milwaukee Astronomical society explains the telescope to children as they look at the stars from the starwagon at the Doerfler playground.

Date: 1963 

Description: An International CO-192 truck leads a 25-piece circus parade through downtown streets. The parade originated at Circus World Museum in Baraboo. Additional...

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.


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:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Soldiers Home with a cannon in the foreground.

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