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Date: 1885-06-23 before

Description: Menu card and satin overlay with the intertwined initials "M" and "A" for the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Merchants Association at Plankinton House. The f...

Date: 1854 

Description: This map shows bay and harbor soundings, the Milwaukee River, and select buildings. Depths are shown by soundings and relief is shown by hachures. The top...

Date: 1898 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Milwaukee with prominent streets and buildings identified. Taken from City Hall Tower.



Date: 1889 

Description: Chicago & North Western Railway viaduct on the line along the Milwaukee River. The viaduct has two arched passages, and stones and rocks lining the path f...

Date: 1896 

Description: Workers at the Willms cigar factory, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, posing with cigars and cigar boxes. Gustav Willms (c. 1854-1917) sits on the far left with six...

Date: 1882 

Description: First building of the 27th Street plant.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View from pier or dock of buildings along the Milwaukee River, including a building with a clock tower. Signage on brick exteriors reads "J.C. Iverson Co....


Grace Hayman Fowle

Date: 1893-02 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Grace Hayman Fowle. She is wearing a ruffled, flower printed dress. Grace was the niece of Elizabeth...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Milwaukee Thermo Therapae building at Fourth and Sycamore Streets. It was also known as Dr. Hanson's Thermo Water Cure.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: A watercolor of the Catholic Cathedral in Milwaukee, with well-dressed pedestrians strolling on the street. H√∂lzlhuber was choirmaster here between 1856 an...

Date: 1886 

Description: Elevated view taken from the Miller Building, which is the original site of the old Milwaukee House. In the center of the foreground is what used to be ca...

Date: 1850 

Description: Map showing Indian mounds and graves as well as ground cover types at Township 8, Range 22. There is an inset diagram of an effigy mound labeled "The Cross...

Date: 1886 before

Description: Stereograph. Located on Oneida Street, the opera house is three stories tall, and located across the street from a pharmacy (the Rx sign is hanging above t...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: A young girl, Helen Phillips, stands in a yard near a fence behind a wooden chair. She reaches though the decorative panels on the back of the chair and gr...

Date: 1862 

Description: Lithographed poster by Lipman of Milwaukee.

Date: 1889 

Description: Souvenir Booklet made for the opening night of August 19, 1889. Half of the image is the opera house, and the other half is a brief summary and descriptio...

Date: 1896 

Description: Back cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company. The cover features a color chromolithograph illustration of young boys racing hom...


Axtell House

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Axtell House building, with a storefront next to it advertising "Clothing Hats Caps Sailors Outfits". A bridge is on the left and a man...

Date: 1844 

Description: An ink on paper, hand-drawn map of Milwaukee County that shows the sectioning of townships, the boundary of the canal grant, roads, streams, lakes, includi...

Date: 1872 

Description: View of Milwaukee, looking southwest toward the county courthouse while it was under construction.

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