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Date: 1940-01-18 

Description: Elevated view of railroad yard, with engines and cars on some of the tracks. Smoke is billowing out in the background and covering much of the yard. Buildi...

Date: 1920 

Description: First location of the high school at 301-303 Fifth Street. Consists of two house-sized buildings, with the entrances close to each other. Sign on front of...

Map or Atlas

Colton's Wisconsin

Date: 1882 

Description: This basic reference map of the state shows natural features, railroads, county seats, and political boundaries against the G.L.O. township and range grid....

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway engine #6414, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia and purchased in 1931. The train is near the 26th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A river has overflown its banks and is flooding a road on a bridge. Some men are on the bridge are using sticks to move ice floes. Crowds of people are w...

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Description: Cars parked in front of Six Point Bottle House (a tavern), 3519 W. Fond du Lac Avenue.

Date: 1913-11-29 ca.

Description: Park near hotels and Gimbels building. Caption says, "View N.E. from C. M. & St. P. Depot". Presently, it is Zeidler Union Square on W. Everett Street betw...

Photograph

King Kong Car

Date: 1984-10-30 

Description: A five-story tall inflatable gorilla attracted potential buyers to a special sale at the Uptown Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Wauwatosa. Although the pres...

Photograph

Milwaukee River

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: North of Wells Street with a bridge visible on the right. Two large smokestacks, and a tall building with a clock breakup the skyline. On the left is a bi...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of well-dressed men and women walking across a street. They are all wearing hats and a couple of the woman are carrying fur muffs. A streetcar and...

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Description: A group of boys gathered around a telephone pole on a street corner, captioned: "Inquisitiveness: Getting an Electric Shock." A boy on the left has some ki...

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Milwaukee Harbor with large sailboats on the water. In the minimalist depiction the sandy shoreline with short plant growth sweeps aroun...

Postcard

Wells Building

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of the Wells Building.

Date: 1914 after

Description: A group of men march down the center of the road with two cars decorated with flags following close behind. Both sidewalks are full of people.

Photograph

Wells Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Traffic on Wells Street with the Germania Newspaper weekly building in the background.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Elevated view of buildings and street traffic.

Photograph

St. Mary's Hospital

Date: 1906 before

Description: A section of the building at the right was erected in 1859; the section at the left is of later construction. The building was torn down in 1911. A car i...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Police officer helping a young woman cross the street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The "James E. McAlpine" in tow of tugboat "Conrad Starke" on the Milwaukee River.

Photograph

Family in Lake Park

Date: 1905 

Description: A woman and young girl in a bonnet, possibly mother and daughter, and a man and a young girl, possibly father and daughter, holding hands while strolling o...

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