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A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Basin or slip area. City buildings can be seen on a hill in the background. Various boats are in the river and on the shoreline. A path with stairs lead...


Description: Letterhead of J. Knauber & Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the company building and traffic in the surrounding streets contai...

Date: 1942 

Description: This map shows the route of the Milwaukee Road, roads, foot trails, resorts, and ranger stations. The map includes text, illustrations, a railroad fare tab...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of tractors lined up outside an International Harvester factory, most likely the Milwaukee Works. Residential and industrial buildings are in...


Frederick Layton

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Vignetted quarter-length portrait of Frederick Layton, at about age 50. Layton was the son of a Milwaukee butcher and ran the business until his retirement...

Date: 1967-04-14 

Description: Vel Phillips is on a podium wearing a dress. To the left are two members of the media holding recording equipment who are documenting the N Lindsay Street...


Pabst Theater

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Pabst Theater sign adorned with gilded harp.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Milwaukee Journal Pathfinder parked inside a log barn. Four people (two women, two men) are sitting in the car. The back of the automobile with the P...

Date: 1894 after

Description: Also the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company building. Large building on the corner of National Avenue, with a sign for the National Exchange Bank p...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View over back of chair towards Vel Phillips sitting at a table talking with an unidentified man on her right. In the background, sitting on the other side...

Date: 1936 

Description: View from the southeast. House is one story, with a larger building behind it. The porch has four fluted columns and siding along the walls. A side room...

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: 1907-02 

Description: Crates on a factory floor at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. The crates may contain stationary engines. The text on the wooden crates in the fo...

Date: 1954 

Description: A man dressed in a Smokey Bear costume with two Milwaukee school children. Behind them is a sign that reads: "Education Strikes A Balance".


Description: Costume party at Gauer's home on Downer Avenue. Ruthe Distenfeld owned five appliance stores, Bernice Flower was Forrest Flower's wife (WPA Artist), and Be...


Thorsen Residence

Date: 1904 

Description: Exterior of house at 525 Jefferson Street. The first bathtub in Milwaukee, made of tin, was put into this house. A man in a horse-drawn sled is parked in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Woman holding child standing in front of the home at 1554 W. Windlake Avenue. There is a small garden in the front yard.


YBX Product Cuts

Date: 1975-02-15 

Description: View of a YBX product cut that was used on a vertical roller mill. This product was later purchased by Allis Chalmers Corporation and used by Kaiser Longho...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Sunbathers relax on the piers at the swimming park on the Milwaukee River.

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