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Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee River with large sailing ship - a two-masted schooner - entering the port.

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, wards, roads, railroads, and some landowner names. Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River are labeled. Includes an ins...

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...

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: 1887-10 

Description: A parade for President Grover Cleveland's Milwaukee visit during his Goodwill Tour. A marching band leads a horse and buggy (possibly carrying the presiden...

Date: 1858-06 

Description: This map shows additions and subdivisions to Milwaukee, city wards, roads, railroads, and selected buildings. This map was engraved to accompany the city d...

Photograph

Kremer Homestead

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Located on 4th Street; only the first floor is visible through the trees. The house sits on a small hill above the street. Two chairs sit in the lawn on...

Painting

Civil War Cannon

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War cannon with a soldier in the background and the sketched outline of another soldier in firing position. Although unsigne...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A worker stands next to a pneumatic tube communication system used at the Milwaukee Electric, Railway, and Light Company.

Date: 1894 

Description: This map shows sewers, intercepting sewers, manholes, block numbers, streets, railroads, parks, cemeteries, and Lake Michigan. The right margin reads: "Tot...

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...

Date: 1892 

Description: Victor L. Berger and Frederick Heath in Berger's room on Reed Street near Greenfield Avenue. Victor Berger was a founding member of the Socialist Party of...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Interior view with dome visible. A long counter takes up the lower right of the image, and at the left is a white barrier wall, next to a decorated column....

Photograph

Dane Place

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph; view of a building from across a road. Building has a fountain to the left.

Photograph

Women and Children

Date: 1897 after

Description: Women of various ages surrounded by babies and young children, as well as chairs and cribs. Each woman holds a baby. Cribs hang on chains from the ceilin...

Postcard

Pabst Residence

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Home with large yard with many trees and a fountain on the right. A smokestack is in the distant background. On the sidewalk are pedestrians, and on the r...

Date: 1836 

Description: This map is oriented with the north to the lower right. Lake Michigan, the Menomonie River, and the Milwaukee River are labeled. Depths are shown by isolin...

Photograph

Daniel Wells

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Daniel L. Wells.

Date: 1853 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Milwaukee looking east toward Lake Michigan from a bluff, long since graded into a slope, at about 6th Street between Wisconsin Avenue an...

Photograph

Union Depot

Date: 1885 

Description: Elevated view of Reed Street from the corner of South Water Street. This depot served the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Wisconsin Central, and the...

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