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Portrait of Samuel Marshall

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Description: Quarter-length formal oval painting of Samuel Marshall, (1820-1907), banker, co-founder and President of the Marshall & Ilsley Bank.
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Vieau Trading Post

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Description: Vieau trading post.
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Bootleg Days

Date: August 23 1933
Description: Elevated view of six customers celebrating Bootleg Days at Arthur Janik's tavern "The Balcony Inn" at Lincoln and 33rd Streets. Arthur Janik was the propri...
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Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
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Vince Lombardi at the Pro Football Writers Dinner

Date: February 10 1969
Description: Green Bay Packers football coach, Vince Lombardi, being interviewed at the professional football writers dinner.
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Father James Groppi at NAACP March

Date: 1968
Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.
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Father Groppi and Demonstrators

Date: 1968
Description: Father James Groppi (1930-) and school desegregation demonstrators marching in Milwaukee holding signs that read "Stop School Segregation".
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Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention

Date: April 1854
Description: Poster advertising an Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention at Young's Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 13th, 1854. The poster attempts to unite indivi...
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Schlitz Train Celebrating End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
Description: Schlitz train and group of revelers, celebrating the end of prohibition in Milwaukee. Schlitz Engine #8027 departs to deliver the first Schlitz beer at 12:...
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Family Bomb Shelter

Date: 1952
Description: A Wisconsin family inside their new bomb shelter.
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Dickey Chapelle Covering Operation Inland Seas

Date: July 1959
Description: Dickey Chapelle, photographer, on the same Milwaukee beach where she learned to swim as a young girl. She was covering "Operation Inland Seas" celebrating...
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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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Women in the Motor Corps

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...
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Workers at Schlitz Brewery

Date: 1947
Description: Workers on the bottling line at the Schlitz Brewery.
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Embarking on an Outing

Date: August 26 1908
Description: In a festive mood, Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company employees disembark from flag-decked trolley cars to enjoy a company-sponsored outing. The...
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Boxers Posed with their Coach

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Description: Six fighters in pugilistic poses, in the boxing ring with their coach. The Milwaukee Urban League provided community activities, like boxing, for children...
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General Labor Strike at Allis Reliance Works

Date: May 04 1886
Description: Edward P. Allis Reliance Works under the protection of the Wisconsin State Militia during the first general labor strike. The strike is also known as the...
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The Iron Brigade

Date: November 1863
Description: Civil War General John C. Starkweather, center; Lt. Colonel George B. Bingham, left; and General Rufus King, right; all of the Iron Brigade.
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Parishioners Outside New Fellowship Church of God

Date: 1939
Description: Parishioners gather at the entrance outside New Fellowship Church of God In Christ at North Eighth Street.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Tours the Allis-Chalmers Plant

Date: 1940
Description: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wisconsin Governor Julius P. Heil, and other officials touring the Allis-Chalmers plant.

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