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Wells Building

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of the Wells Building.


Elizabeth Layton


Description: Portrait of Elizabeth Hayman Layton reading a book. She was the sister of Joel Hayman, and the wife of Frederick Layton, who she married in 1851. Elizabeth...

Date: 1894 

Description: Sanborn map of Milwaukee, with the Milwaukee River on the left, and Water Street in the center. There are two iron draw bridges over the river.

Date: 1968-08-14 

Description: A group of children are holding up hand-made signs, demonstrating for "Snoopy for President." Several children are wearing Peanuts tee-shirts and sweatshir...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vel Phillips in the Milwaukee Common Council chamber. Also pictured are Arthur Rynders from the Waterworks Department, Lloyd D. Knapp from the Public Works...


Card Game

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bartender behind the bar is reflected in the mirror of a cigarette machine, while men drink beer and play cards in the foreground.


St. Peter's Church

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The first Catholic church in Milwaukee. The structure is shown here after it was moved to the grounds of St. Francis Seminary, St. Francis Wisconsin. It wa...


Description: View of Milwaukee buildings and rooftops west from the top of the courthouse.

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Cabinet card studio portrait of John (1836-1904) and Ethelinda (1856-1947) Johnston sitting on a decorative wall in front of a painted backdrop of trees....

Date: 1938 

Description: The Wisconsin Council of Agriculture exhibit at the 1938 Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1906-08-30 

Description: A screw passenger excursion vessel or whaleback, the Christopher Columbus, passing through the Broadway Bridge.


Old City Hall


Description: A group of men sit and stand in front of Old City Hall (built 1860).

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: E. Water and Wisconsin Streets, northwest corner, also called the Ludington Block. John Black's building to extreme right and the Sentinel office between.

Date: 1957-03-15 

Description: High school fans in the bleachers cheer on their team during a night game.


James G. Jenkins

Date: 1914-02-21 

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of James G. Jenkins, Milwaukee judge.

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: View over people's heads towards Donald Trump as he is talking to a large group of reporters and journalists in the spin room of the Republican presidentia...

Date: 1971-08-11 

Description: Children wearing large sacks up to their waists and racing each other.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two boats next to a pier. The one on the end of the pier is the Intrepid, the one in the foreground, in which three people are sitting, is the El...

Date: 1882-09-06 

Description: Engraving of Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, the first president of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Milwaukee.

Date: 1937-09-21 

Description: A man stands in a lift attached to the bed of an International Model DR-60 truck owned by the Wisconsin Ice and Coal Company. Another man stands atop a rai...

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