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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...
Photograph

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...
Photograph

Ships Tied Up for Winter

Date: 1950
Description: Overhead view of ships tied up for the winter in slips.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Marinette

Date: 1881
Description: Bird's-eye map of Marinette, with insets.
Photograph

Arrival of "Woodrush"

Date: 1949
Description: View from dock of the U.S. Coast Guard ship "Woodrush" arriving at the La Pointe dock to clear ice. Two trucks are on the dock, one with a piano.
Print

American Inventors

Date: 1900
Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...
Map or Atlas

A Bird's-Eye View of the City of Ashland, Wis. County Seat of Ashland Co.

Date: 1886
Description: Bird's-eye view of Ashland, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of The Apostle Islands Chequamagon Bay & Ashland, and Distances from Ashland.
Poster

International Motor Trucks Advertising Poster

Date: 1929
Description: Advertising poster for International trucks showing a coloring illustration of a truck at a dock site with a large ship in the background. Imprinted with "...
Photograph

Lake Michigan Freighter

Date: 1910
Description: Lake Michigan freighter with smoke billowing from smoke stack. Photograph taken from bow looking back toward stern.
Photograph

Storm Snapshots

Date: 1917
Description: A page of snapshots showing scenes at sea during a storm. Part of a scrapbook of photographs from Stevenson's service in World War I.
Photograph

"Zenya" and Coast Guard Vessel

Date: 1915
Description: "Zenya" boat, owned by the Hull family, docked next to a Coast Guard vessel in La Pointe.
Photograph

Coast Guard Training Ship

Date: 1920
Description: View from boat of the Coast Guard ship at La Pointe. A shoreline is in the far background.
Photograph

Oshkosh Harbor

Date: 1855
Description: Quarter plate daguerreotype of the Oshkosh harbor, showing the bridge over the Fox River and several moored sailing vessels.
Poster

The Burning of Chicago

Date: 1871
Description: Bird's-eye view of the Chicago fire of October 8, 1871. The hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier and Ives.
Photograph

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...
Photograph

Unloading Ship in Milwaukee Harbor

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

International Motor Truck Advertising Poster

Date: 1929
Description: Advertising poster for International trucks. Features a color illustration of a truck at a wharf or dock with a large ship in the background.
Map or Atlas

View of the City of Milwaukee

Date: 1856
Description: View looking west from Lake Michigan with several steam ships and sailing vessels in harbor. There is a lighthouse to left of center, along shoreline.
Photograph

The Christopher Columbus Passing through Broadway Bridge

Date: August 30 1906
Description: A screw passenger excursion vessel or whaleback, the Christopher Columbus, passing through the Broadway Bridge.
Map or Atlas

La Crosse Bird's-Eye Map

Date: 1876
Description: Bird's-eye view of La Crosse.

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