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Muddy Street in Milwaukee

Muddy Street in Milwaukee
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Title: Muddy Street in Milwaukee
Description: A man tips his hat to a passing woman as horse-drawn carts and pedestrians navigate through the dirt and mud of Milwaukee streets, thereby illustrating that the problem of impassable streets had not been solved, even in Wisconsin's largest city, at the turn of the 20th century.

Image ID: 24426
1901 after
Taylor, J. Robert
City, State: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Taylor, J. Robert : Photographs, 1898 - 1930
Genre: Photograph
This photograph dates from 1901 or later, since the Railway Exchange Building (the tallest building on the left side of the street) was erected in that year. (cf. Russell Zimmermann's THE HERITAGE GUIDEBOOK, p.44)" -- George Wagner, Milwaukee WI.

From Gary Rebholz in 9/14 email: "SE corner of E. Wisconsin Ave. at N. Milwaukee St. facing west. The Wells Building is on the right, 1 block west at SW corner of Wisconsin Ave. and N. Broadway on the left is the Railway Exchange Buildingg, the Pabst Building (NE corner of N. Water St. and E. Wisconsin Ave.) is the tower in the distance on the right (no longer there). In the distant center of the photo is the former Gimbels Department Store block on the east side of the Milwaukee River. (Using post-1930 street names.)"

Subjects: Central business districts
Cities and towns
Commercial buildings
Cable cars (Streetcars)
City traffic
Horse-drawn vehicles
Outdoor photography
Land use, Urban
Signs and signboards

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