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Annual summaries of Milwaukee industry, 1919-1929

Industrial Milwaukee: a Trade Review (1919-1929)

In 1919 the First Wisconsin National Bank created a Commercial Service Department to monitor and report on the economic conditions of the city. For  the next decade it published a 16- to 24-page annual review of manufacturing and banking that included analysis and statistical tables about the metal trades, food production, textiles, leather, chemicals, wood products, and other industries. Most of the annual issues also included photographs and a stunning color cover. Taken as a whole, Industrial Milwaukee provides a convenient year-by-year summary of the city's manufacturing sector at its height, in the years leading up to the Great Depression (note that the first [1919] issue bears the title Business Milwaukee).

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Depression and Unemployment
Creator: First Wisconsin National Bank
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis.: Commercial Service Department, First Wisconsin National Bank, 1919-1929. From a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, HC108 M6 B87.
Citation: Industrial Milwaukee: a Trade Review (Milwaukee, Wis.: Commercial Service Department, First Wisconsin National Bank, 1919-1929). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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