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Madison City Railways Crew

Date: 1911
Description: Streetcar and crew of the Madison City Railways Company. The streetcar number is #50 and the route sign says Wingra Park.
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State Street from Bascom Hill

Date: 1896
Description: Tree-lined State Street from Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Traffic on State Street includes a well-dressed gentlemen on horseb...
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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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Milwaukee Electric Railway Ticket Collector

Date: 1917
Description: A ticket collector for the Milwaukee Electric Railway is sitting at her station.
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Street Railroad Car

Date: 1925
Description: View over sidewalk of a street railroad car passing the old Northwestern Railroad Station on the 400 block of West Lakeside Street.
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State Street from 200 Block

Date: 1929
Description: State Street view looking toward the University of Wisconsin, with the 200 block in the foreground. The marquee for the Capitol Theatre reads "'Jealousy',...
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Forest Hill Cemetery

Date: 1911
Description: Entrance to the Forest Hill Cemetery, with a streetcar on the righthand side.
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Downtown Milwaukee

Date: 1904
Description: Elevated view of City Hall and North Water Street in downtown Milwaukee.
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Railroad Construction Crew

Date: October 27 1936
Description: Construction crew working on a Chicago & Northwestern Railroad crossing, looking northwest along the 100 block of South Blair Street.
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Union Transfer Fireproof Storage and other Businesses

Date: September 17 1931
Description: View down East Wilson Street from the corner of King Street. The Union Transfer Building is on the right hand side at 155-303 East Wilson Street, Rubin's F...
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Olsen and Johnson Posing with Streetcar

Date: April 15 1932
Description: Comedians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, called "the mirth provokers of a nation" pose in front of a streetcar that displays an advertisement for their "Atroc...
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State Street Neon Signs at Night

Date: December 05 1930
Description: Night view looking down State Street from the intersection at North Carroll Street. Lighting up the scene are the blurred lights of automobiles moving alon...
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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 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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State Street and the Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1936
Description: State Street view looking east from Johnson Street, towards the Wisconsin State Capitol. On the corner on the left is Glasgow Tailers, and further up the b...
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Schenk's Corners

Date: January 22 1928
Description: The intersection of Atwood Avenue and Winnebago Street known as Schenk's Corners, with the columned Security State Bank building at the center junction of...
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Manitowoc and Two Rivers Railway

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Description: Manitowoc and Two Rivers Railway streetcar full of passengers.
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Menominee & Marinette Light and Traction Company Streetcar

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Description: Menominee and Marinette Light and Traction Company's 1890s era streetcar drawn by a team of horses.
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Trolley

Date: February 27 1930
Description: Six men posing with the first trackless trolley. Wisconsin Valley Electric Company #4.
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Horse-Drawn Trolley

Date: 1890
Description: Man driving a horse-drawn trolley of the Milwaukee City Railroad Company on the Greenfield Avenue & Third Street line. The corner of a building advertising...

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