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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," posing in front of a streetcar that displays an advertisement for their "...

Eastern View of Milwaukee

Date: 1930
Description: View down Wisconsin Avenue looking east.

Arndt and Doty Street Intersection

Date: 1900
Description: Corner of Arndt and Doty streets, showing one of the early electric street cars in Wisconsin. The tower, the bottom of which shows in the picture, was one...

Electric Street Railway

Date: 1886
Description: The first electric street railway in Wisconsin.


Description: An engraving based on a drawing by Alexander Simplot. The image shows a very detailed aerial view of a hillside with a tramway traversing the side. There a...

Main Street Looking West

Date: 1915
Description: Illustrated postcard view of a Main Street intersection. Automobiles are parked at the curbs, and streetcar tracks are running up the street.
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Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company

Date: 1916
Description: Southeastern Wisconsin which lies east of Whitewater and south of Port Washington.

Horse-Drawn Streetcar

Date: 1917
Description: Mrs. Howie standing beside a horse-drawn streetcar of the Covington Line. The car is manned by a conductor.

Oneida Street Power Plant

Description: The Oneida Street (East Wells) power plant, on the north side of Wells and east of the Milwaukee River. Presently, the building is the Milwaukee Repertory...

Train Ride at Madison Labor Festival

Date: August 31 1948
Description: Madison Labor officials riding on a tiny train at the 6-day Labor Festival at Olbrich Park.

Women Pedestrians

Date: 1911
Description: Three women in large hats walking away from two streetcars on a windy day. Other men and women stand in the background. One of the streetcars has a sign th...

West Superior Hotel

Date: 1891
Description: Exterior view of the West Superior Hotel. There are pedestrians, a street car, and people riding in horse-drawn carriages on the street in front of the hot...

Early Electric Power Street Car

Description: A group of men pose near an electric power street car, first used in 1832 in Metamoros, Mexico.

Grand Army of the Republic, Men at Encampment

Date: 1914
Description: Outdoor view of Union veterans standing near a war memorial in a square downtown.

Wisconsin Centennial Exposition Entrance

Date: August 1948
Description: View from road of crowd of people walking towards the entrance to the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition on Greenfield Avenue.

Wm. Ewig Co. Letterhead

Description: Letterhead of the Wm. Ewig Company, an insurance company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with full-color depictions of a scene with three traffic accidents involv...

Electric Tram

Description: View of an open electric tram car with driver and passengers.

Southwest Missouri Electric Railroad Company Station

Description: View of the exterior of a station owned by the Southwest Missouri Electric Railroad Company, organized in 1893.

Milwaukee Electric Ry. & Lt. Co. Letterhead

Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company, with a three-quarter view of a man driving an electric cable car marked "State St." under a...

Madison Panorama from University Heights

Date: 1908
Description: Panoramic view of Madison taken from Summit Avenue looking East South East toward Lake Monona. Included in the view are the Camp Randall bleachers, St. Rap...

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