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South Shore Beach

Date: 1921-07-31 ca.

Description: Crowds of individuals along South Shore Beach in the Bay View neighborhood. Some individuals are swimming while others are sitting on the grass and sand....


Wisconsin Street

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Wisconsin Street, looking east from the Post Office towards Lake Michigan. Date written in pencil on postcard reads May 21, 1909.

Date: 1964 

Description: Elevated view of the city looking north along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Intersection of Janesville Plan and North Cape Road, with telephone poles lining North Cape Road and cars parked on the side of Schunbrino's Saloon.


Crystal Theater

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: The Crystal Theater at N. 2nd Street between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. Wells Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Family posed in a line in a yard outside a home. Identified from back: Alma Reinhardt Taylor, Ellen Taylor Higgins, J. Robert Taylor, Donna Taylor Adams,...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: This map shows ward numbers, streets, railroads, electric car lines, parks, steam railways, section numbers, rivers, Lake Michigan, churches, schools, and...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This house, built on a hill close to the Milwaukee River, was the only one in the city as late as 1840. The owner of the house, Martin [Matthias] Stein, a...

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated exterior view of the water purification plant. A group of men are working on the front lawn of the plant.


Dadd's Drugstore

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the intersection of Second Street and Grand Avenue (later renamed Wisconsin Avenue). Pictured on this corner is Dadd's Drug Store, 137 Grand Avenue...

Date: 1939-06-17 

Description: Henry Wallace, between two men, talking outdoors near an automobile. Henry Wallace, then the United States Secretary of Agriculture, visited and toured Gre...

Date: 1963-10-04 

Description: A man surveys the damage to his car, and the aged tree that toppled onto it.


Hotel Pfister

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Jefferson Street. Cars are parked on the road on the right.

Date: 1897 after

Description: Boats used for fighting fires are docked near a walkway. On the left the walkway is full of men, some gathered near the boats. A fire hose is stretched out...


Description: Billhead of the E.H. Daniels & Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, dealers in hardware and stoves, with a three-quarter view of the storefront, and horse-draw...


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: 1937-06-01 

Description: Elevated view of a man filling a bucket with coal from a dispenser on the back of an International truck owned by Northwest Side Coal Company. The text on...


Description: View down East Water Street from old city hall.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A bridge crosses the Milwaukee River on Oneida Street, now known as Wells Street, looking toward the City Hall tower.

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...

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