• 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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  • 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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  • Dugout Tavern

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    Head-on view of the Dugout (c.1952-1956) bar. A Coca-Cola sign over the main entrance reads Dug Out Tavern Where Friends Meet. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, 7-UP, and Marvels cigarettes ads can be seen on o…

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  • S KK at 1st and Mitchell, before reconstruction

    This photograph shows South Kinnickinnic Ave at South 1st and West Mitchell streets. The street is made of brick, and has several lines of trolley tracks running up and down the width of it. Multiple…

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  • Greenfield intersection

    This photograph shows a W Greenfield Ave intersection. The building on the left corner is a grocery store, and has signs in the window advertising Spam, Apples, Grapes, Plums, Sugar and Hills Coffee.…

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  • Remember When...Surges Bros. stood on Mitchell St.?

    At the turn of the century, customers walked down wooden sidewalks on old Mitchell St. to do their daily errands. Among buildings located there was the Surges Bros. saloon and grocery story at 510 Mit…

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  • King's Tap tavern

    Angled view of the King's Tap bar before it was razed c.1959. The building, dating May 15, 1892, was located on at the southeast corner of S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and E. Stewart St. A sign advertising Mi…

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  • Cellar on Kane Pl

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows the entrance to a cellar in an old wooden building on E Kane Pl. There is a faded advertisement for Pabst beer on the side of the building. The small wooden overhead of the cella…

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  • 35th and National, after reconstruction

    This photo shows the intersection of S 35th and W National, after reconstruction work was done on the roads. Freshly painted lane dividers are visible. There are two billboards at right, one for Olds…

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  • Large 4th of July gathering

    Wudtke, Herman A

    People standing in front of bleachers at 4th of July celebration. Festivals and Celebrations - July 4 1963; Schlitz; Wudtke Collection

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  • 701 W State St, rear

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows the rear of the building that was located at 701 W State St. A large advertisement for Schlitz beer is painted on the side of the building. A small clapboard building is across t…

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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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  • Old Heidelberg Beer sign

    Riemenschneider, August

    Looking west up W Wisconsin Ave, possibly from the 10th floor of Gimbel's at N. Plankinton. The 21-story Wisconsin Tower, built in 1930, rises in the distance at left. A sign atop one of the buildings…

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  • Old Manegold Mill

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows a large brick building on N Plankinton Ave. It was initially built and used as a flour mill. When this photograph was taken, the building was home to the Old Mill Inn, and to Fai…

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  • Sullivan's Bar

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers, Inc

    Angled view of Sullivan's Bar (1938-1956) tavern. Visible signage includes: Blatz beer, Chesterfield cigarettes, Biltrite, and Firestone. An "Elect William L O'Neill Judge Circuit Court" political sig…

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  • Angeline A. Hudaj's Tavern , 1938

    Hunter, Henry H

    A view of Angeline A. Hudaj's Tavern located at 448 East Erie Street. The sign above the entrance reads, "Moulin Rouge Caf, Litia Beer." Painted on the building are the words, "Rooms by day or week."…

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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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  • Blatz Old Heidelberg Beer

    This photograph shows a W Greenfield Ave intersection. The building on the left corner is a grocery store, and has signs in the window advertising Spam, Apples, Grapes, Plums, Sugar and Hills Coffee.…

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  • Dugout Tavern

    View from above of the Dugout (c.1952-1956) bar showing a parking lot and sandbox behind the building and store front signs for Pabst Blue Ribbon and 7-UP. Kessler Blended Whiskey and Cream City signs…

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  • 1435-1439 S 1st St

    Wudtke, Herman A

    This photograph shows a tavern on S 1st St. There is a Schlitz sign over the door, and Schlitz signs and lights in the windows. On the side of the building is a painted advertisement for 50/50 by Graf…

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