• Miller Brewing Company exterior on busy downtown street in 1899

    Petrie, Ray

    Exterior shot of Miller Brewing Company building with downtown traffic. Pedestrians in dresses and hats walking across street. Electric streetcar stopped in front of building. Large company sign on bu…

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  • Druml's Tavern

    Angle view of Druml's (1957-1959) bar showing Pabst Blue Ribbon and Blatz beer signs. Originally the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company Saloon, the Queen Anne style brick building was an early example of…

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  • One Gallon Joe tavern

    View from afar of the One Gallon Joe (1960-1964) bar, which was located within a former P.B. Best Brewery building, built in 1887. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer signs are affixed to the entrance. 8th & Natio…

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  • Gold Coast Bar

    Angled view of the Gold Coast (1953-1967) tavern which was located in a Jacob Obermann Brewery owned saloon building built in 1884. Harper’s 700 Tap and Tim’s BARBQ House are also pictured, as well as…

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  • Boarded up building on Kane Pl

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a boarded up and crumbling building on E Kane Pl. There is a faded advertisement for Pabst beer painted on the side of the building. A banner across the top reads, "It's some can…

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  • Abandoned building on E Kane Pl

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a boarded up and crumbling building on E Kane Pl. There is a faded advertisement for Pabst beer painted on the side of the building. A banner across the top reads, "It's some can…

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  • Cigar advertisements on Kane Pl

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a boarded up and crumbling building on E Kane Pl. There is a faded advertisement for Pabst beer painted on the side of the building. A banner across the top reads, "It's some can…

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  • Collapsed porch on E Kane

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows the collapsing porch on an old wooden building on E Kane Pl. There is a faded advertisement for Pabst beer painted on the side of the building. Banners attatched to the top of th…

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  • Pabst advertisment on E Kane

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a faded Pabst advertisement painted on the side of a wooden building at the intersection of E Kane Pl and N Arlington Pl. There is also a ripped banner on the second floor advert…

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  • Billboards on W. National Ave

    This photograph was taken near what is now the intersection of W National and Miller Park Way, and none of the buildings visible here remain. Two billboards can be seen above the building on the right…

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  • Advertisements on St Paul

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a brick building with multiple advertisements pasted to it. The advertisements read, "Drink Blatz Milwaukee, First for Thirst!", "Hagenbeck Wallace Circus, Wisconsin State Fair,…

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  • 923-929 W Wells St

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers

    This photograph shows a brick building on W Wells St. It is home to the Junior League Blood Center, and a store or bar that sells Schlitz Beer. There are a row of billboards on the top of the building…

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  • More Advertisements on St Paul

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a brick building with multiple advertisements pasted to it. The advertisements read, "Drink Blatz Milwaukee, First for Thirst", "Re-Elect Benson Sheriff, Vote Socialist", "Elect…

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  • Van Buren at Kilbourn, before improvements

    This photograph shows the intersection of N Van Buren St and E Kilbourn Ave, before improvements were made to the road. There is a billboard for Miller High Life on the left, and one for cottage chees…

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  • Fiesta Club tavern

    The Fiesta Club (1963-1967) bar, located in the historic Charles Harms Building. Hamm’s, Pabst, Blatz, and Schlitz beer signs and an exterior advertisement for NUN Chemical Co. are visible. Two automo…

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  • Looking North on Broadway and Kilbourn Before Widening

    Cars stand parked along Broadway looking north. An assortment of two and three story buildings line both sides of the street. In the distance is a raised sign for Blatz Brewery. Dahl Motors stands on…

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  • Looking east from Central Library

    Riemenschneider, August

    This photograph was taken from near the Central Library, looking east on W Wisconsin Ave. The library can be seen at far left. The tall building with the Ford advertisement is the Wisconsin Tower, and…

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  • East on W Wisconsin Ave from N 8th St

    Looking east on W Wisconsin ave from around 8th St, likely in the 1940s. Streetcar tracks run down the middle of the road, and an electric streetcar can be seen in the distance. Behind it is the Pabst…

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  • Al Howard's Tap

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    Front view of Al Howard's Tap (c.1949) tavern depicting construction on 7th and Wells Streets. A poster advertises a wrestling match: Gorgeous George vs. Walter Palmer at the Milwaukee Auditorium. Bla…

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  • Milwaukee, summer night in 1956

    Summer of 1956, W Wisconsin looking east from N 8th St. The tall building on the left is the Wisconsin Tower, and the building on the right is the Belvedere Apartments. There is a lit up advertisement…

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