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Cottage Inn

Date: 1835 

Description: Two-story home with sloping roof. One man is whipping a team of eight cattle while another man drives the plow behind them. To the left stands a man near a...

Date: 1894 

Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Laura (Smith) Kaun (1875-1937) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is wearing a dress with...

Date: 1879 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee.


Frederick Layton

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Vignetted quarter-length portrait of Frederick Layton, at about age 50. Layton was the son of a Milwaukee butcher and ran the business until his retirement...

Date: 1886 

Description: Detail of map including plans of the National Soldiers' home.

Date: 1865-04-15 

Description: Newsprint extra about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It appeared on the back page of publication with a time line of events as they occurred.

Date: 1898-08-28 

Description: A large lily pond at Humboldt Park. Children are playing in the background and the roof of a building is in the distance.

Date: 1879-12-20 

Description: A program for a Christmas event at Toechter Institut.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the members of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteers, and some family members, posed on the steps of what appears to be the old Milwaukee County...

Date: 1898-07-23 

Description: Syl stands in front of a pavilion with a well or water pump in a park. A group of adults dressed fashionably stand in the pavilion while drinking water fro...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: View across road of Syl standing in front of a three-story duplex house on Jones Island.

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the first Milwaukee railroad depot, which was used by the Milwaukee & Waukesha and the Milwaukee & Mississippi railroads. The Milwaukee &...

Date: 1882-04-29 

Description: Printed invitation to the 2nd annual military ball of the Light Horse Squadron of Milwaukee. The invitation is printed in blue and gold and features illust...

Date: 1876 before

Description: Stereograph of a view over rooftops of a neighborhood near Lake Michigan. Shoreline can be seen in the background.

Date: 1898 

Description: This map shows city wards, block numbers, parks, cemeteries, roads, railroads, Lake Michigan, and selected buildings. Also included are indexes "Milwaukee...

Date: 1849 

Description: A hand drawn map of showing the two proposed routes from the Milwaukee River to the Moody’s Lime Quarry at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The map includes the rout...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Map shows townships, post offices, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. The sections are in pink, green, blue, and yellow. Counties, towns, and lakes...


Mason Street

Date: 1889 

Description: Looking down street toward Lake Michigan, which is visible at the end of the road. The dirt street is lined with trees and houses. On the right stands a...

Date: 1843 

Description: Exterior of two-story wood building. A horse is tied to the post at the right, and a cart stands in front of the building. A couple is walking on the boa...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Lithograph showing the projected plan for the memorial. Monument is on top of a hill, looking out over the city, with a fenced off park area. Seven people...

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