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Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...
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Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee

Date: October 14 1912
Description: President Theodore Roosevelt leaving the Chicago and North Western depot after arriving in Milwaukee on his October 14th, 1912 visit, during which he was s...
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Sweeping Porch

Date: 1909
Description: Woman sweeping snow off a porch. She is wearing a dress and apron.
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Young Man on Motorcycle

Date: 1910
Description: A young man sits on a motorcycle.
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Motorcycle Racetrack

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Description: Motorcyclists race, probably at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds.
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Motorcyclist and Crowd

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Description: A motorcyclist drives down the middle of the road, possibly in a race, as a crowd looks on.
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Street Crowd with Motorcycles

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Description: A crowd of people in the street, many of them with motorcycles, possibly getting ready to race.
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Fire Fighters Rescuing Victims

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ground lifting people out of a building.
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Fire Fighters on Ladders

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ladders climbing up to the windows of a burning building.
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Fire Fighters with Hose

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on the ground spraying water from a fire hose.
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Schooner Leaving Milwaukee Harbor

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Description: Leaving Milwaukee harbor via tugboat, this was the final voyage of the Lucia B. Simpson. Made in 1928, the Simpson was the last of the lake lumber s...
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Damaged Christopher Columbus Cruise Vessel

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Description: Large crowd looking at the damaged Christopher Columbus cruise vessel at dock. Constructed in 1893, the Christopher Columbus was the only pas...
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Victor Berger

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Description: Arm in arm, Socialist Victor Berger and colleague take a stroll in downtown Milwaukee.
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Fire at Atlas Flour Mill

Date: December 11 1926
Description: Fire destroyed the Atlas Flour Mill, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. Thirteen engine companies, six truck companies, and two fire boats fought the...
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Woman Adjusts Motorcycle

Date: 1915
Description: A woman adjusts her motorcycle in the middle of a street. A motorcycle is parked next to her.
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Downtown Milwaukee

Date: 1912
Description: Street cars and busy pedestrian traffic mingle in this view of the 200 West Water Street block in downtown Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee Bathing Beach

Date: 1910
Description: Popular bathing beaches like this one on Lake Michigan offered relief from the heat as well as the opportunity to be seen in the latest fashions of the 191...
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Milwaukee Coal Wagon

Date: 1904
Description: Elevated view of wagons hauling coal from the Milwaukee Western Fuel Company holding up street car traffic on a busy Milwaukee street.
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Milwaukee Snowstorm

Date: 1917
Description: Winter scene with a pedestrian holding an umbrella during a snowstorm, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Unloading Ship in Milwaukee Harbor

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Description: Unloading barrels of goods from the "Ogdensburg" in the Milwaukee harbor.

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