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Date: 1951 

Description: Aerial view of Jones Island and garbage disposal plant.

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.

Postcard

Grand Avenue

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Looking east from 5th Street. Road lined with buildings, and pedestrians crowd the sidewalks. Horse-drawn vehicles and a trolley are on the road.

Date: 1921 before

Description: Several men stand talking by a car, with Harley Davidson motorcycles in front of them. A child stands between the photographer and the bikes.

Date: 1911 

Description: International Harvester 10-20 tractors loaded onto rail cars for shipment from the company's Milwaukee Works factory to various sales branches.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A fire fighter driving a horse-drawn fire engine is parked on the street. A group of people are looking up toward a building where a rope is coming down f...

Date: 1915-07-24 ca.

Description: Storefront of the Philip Gross Hardware Company on the east side of N. Third Street, north of W. Wells Street. Grassler and Gezelschap is next door on the...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: This map shows wards, schools, engine houses, railroads, street railways, block numbers, parks, roads, and Lake Michigan. Also included are indexes: Table...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A cargo ship on the river with a derrick.

Date: 1918 

Description: Motor Corps of the National League for Women's Service. The corps performed errands and other services for all organizations engaged in war activities, ans...

Postcard

Jones Island

Date: 1902 before

Description: Elevated view of island with houses. Industrial buildings are in the background, and a sailboat is on the water in foreground. A quick note is written on t...

Postcard

Wells Building

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of the Wells Building.

Date: 1990 

Description: Warehouse in Milwaukee's historic Third Ward transformed for its appearance in a made-for-TV movie as the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, where John Dillinger...

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of Milwaukee Vinegar Works and Red Star Yeast Company.

Date:  

Description: Four officers ride in a carriage labeled "Fire Department" pulled by two horses. They appear to be part of a parade, and a crowd of people stands along the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A loose bull on city streets with snow piled near the sidewalks. A man comes face-to-face with the bull and falls backwards as a crowd watches from the si...

Date: 1996 

Description: Artist's rendering of the outfield view at Miller Park Stadium.

Date: 1965 

Description: This map is indexed for public buildings and includes a numbered key on the lower left side. The streets are labeled and Lake Michigan is labeled on the fa...

Photograph

Exposition Building

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Stereograph; image of building before it was destroyed by fire in 1905. View from across the street. Two small groups of children sit on both sides of the...

Photograph

Three Young People

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Snapshot of a young man with two young women chatting on Wisconsin Street. The scene is near the Grand Avenue bridge which appears in the background.

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