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Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Date: 1905 

Description: A woman, possibly Alma Reinhardt Taylor, wearing a long coat, and a young boy and toddler walking along the rocky shoreline of what is probably Lake Michig...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A small crowd of well-dressed people are walking down a path in a wooded park area.

Photograph

Propulsion Gears

Date: 1958-01-10 

Description: Large propulsion gear that was later purchased by Bethlehem Steel Company and used by Hitachi Limited of Tokyo, Japan, as a replacement gear in the ship "S...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Two girls select vegetables at an open air market.

Date: 1948-06-12 

Description: Group portrait of Republican party leaders attending the Republican State Convention. Pictured left to right: Representative Reid F. Murray; U.S. Senator A...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View down National Avenue. Storefronts line the road, and there are horse-drawn vehicles, pedestrians, and a streetcar.

Date: 1935-10 ca.

Description: Southwest District branch service managers touring the factory floor at Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "Milwaukee Works, Some of the group of Ser...

Photograph

Burning Building

Date: 1944-10-17 

Description: View from a distance of a fire. A large cloud of smoke billows out of the burning building and fire fighters climb on a ladder. A building in the foregrou...

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...

Photograph

Card Party

Date: 1967 

Description: Middle-aged woman seated at an outdoor table with refreshments. She is wearing a hat made out of newspaper. The occasion is a card party arranged for older...

Date: 1881 before

Description: Stereograph. Elevated view of rooftops on the west side, with St. Mary's Convent in the background.

Date: 1938 

Description: Children standing in line, boarding an International D-300 bus near what appears to be a school buiding. This bus was equipped with 165" Hicks body.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Union Civil War soldier holding a bridle that was created by one of the German panorama painters active in Milwaukee during the 188...

Date: 1970-07-09 

Description: Picket line of striking Northwest Airlines ticket agents and office workers who were represented by the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks.

Date: 1938-10-28 

Description: A cluster of old dwellings are in the center, with broken shacks and rusted cars. Behind are railroad cars, and an industrial area with men working. In t...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: A tourist map of Milwaukee County and of downtown Milwaukee. The Map of Milwaukee County identifies the location of some of the points of interests in the...

Photograph

Charles J. Dexter

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Charles J. Dexter, Milwaukee grocer.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Located in Juneau Park, the statue is on the right, on the edge of a steep hill. The hillside is lined with paths, and ends next to several railroad track...

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