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Date: 1881 

Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Ethelinda Marie (Thorsen) Johnston (1856-1947) in her wedding gown. She was married in Milwau...

Date: 1968-04-11 

Description: Japanese businessmen visit an American manufacturing firm in South Milwaukee and pose inside a huge metal implement. The American firm is Bucyrus-Erie and...

Date: 1915-04-19 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of August Cornelius Larson, Madison banker.

Date: 1901-01-20 ca.

Description: A crowd gathers at Milwaukee Harbor standing on ice around the Julius Goll Jr. excursion boat.

Date: 1904 after

Description: Exterior of building from across the street. Facade has fluted columns, decorated capitals, and an overall classical theme to the architecture.

Photograph

Nurse Ada Straub

Date:  

Description: Studio portrait of nurse Ada Straub in her uniform. Ada Straub was a cousin of Mrs. Anton Nelson (the mother of Gaylord Nelson), who was also a nurse.

Photograph

Cream Separator

Date: 1923-09-20 

Description: Two men ready a cream separator from Milwaukee Works to be transported to Hinsdale by airplane. One man is standing in the bed of a truck.

Photograph

William L. Jones

Date: 1914-10-02 

Description: Waist-up seated studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of William J. Jones, Milwaukee company president.

Date: 1917 

Description: A 1917 Locomobile Cabriolet parked in a residential neighborhood. Its body was produced by the W.S. Seaman Company.

Photograph

Carving the Turkey

Date: 1965-11-25 

Description: A man takes pleasure in the carving of the Thanksgiving turkey, with other food items in the foreground and vending machines behind him.

Date: 1950 

Description: Holocaust survivor Salvator Moshe and his wife, Thelma, picnicking at Southshore Park.

Photograph

Charles W. Norris

Date: 1914-10-27 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Charles W. Norris, Milwaukee ship chandler.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Frederick Layton gave this hand-colored photograph of himself in his garden on Marshall Street to his niece Elizabeth Layton Fowle on August 8, 1914. He di...

Date: 1886 

Description: Print advertising the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition, which went from September 1st to October 16th, 1886. Entire building with flags flying from almost...

Date: 1972 

Description: These maps show the Milwaukee County supervisory districts as of April 1972 and the Supervisor and Assembly districts in effect prior to the April 1972 ele...

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date: 1881 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view over Courthouse Square (now Cathedral Square) and Jackson Street towards the cathedral, which has a large clock tower.

Photograph

Water Tower Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: Water Tower Park with bare trees in the background. Snow covers the ground.

Photograph

State Fair Grounds

Date: 1945 

Description: Fruits, Farm Crops building. A man in a trench coat stands in a doorway.

Date: 1967-09-22 

Description: An African American boy twirls a "hula-hoop" around his neck.

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