• Cars parked on Greenfield

    This photograph shows a W Greenfield Ave intersection. Cars are parked sporadically along the road. There is a billboard on the side of one of the buildings which advertises Luick Dairy Company. In 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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  • 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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  • Southeast corner of Wells St and 2nd St

    Goeldner Studio

    This photograph shows a row of horse-drawn carts and carriages along N 2nd St at the intersection with Wells St. A large brick building has an area for posters and advertisements, and shows hosted by…

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  • 700 Wells St

    Cedar-Biddle

    This photograph shows a run-down brick building on the corner of N 7th St and W Wells St. The building is surrounded by several billboards, including one for Kraft Cheese, and one encouraging the read…

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  • Water & Wisconsin

    Pereles, James Madison

    This photograph shows the Ludington Building, which was located on the corner on N Water St and E Wisconsin Ave. Built in 1851, it was demolished in 1890 to make way for the Pabst Building. A man driv…

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  • Kinnickinnic from Conway, looking south

    This photograph was taken from the intersection of S Kinnickinnic Ave and E Conway St, looking south on Kinnickinnic. Construction equipment is blocking off the middle and right side of the road in th…

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  • Edison Street and Kilbourn Avenue, looking north, 1941

    A view of North Edison Street across the recently widened East Kilbourn Avenue. Buildings and parked cars line both sides of North Edison Street. There is also a sign for Frank's Garage Service and th…

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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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  • LaSalle Bar and Wells Radio Hospital

    Milwaukee Commercial Photographers

    This photograph shows a pair of buildings on W Wells St. At left is the LaSalle Bar. Across an alley at right is the Wells Radio Hospital. A sign in the window of the radio shop advertises Coliseum Wr…

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  • Decrepit fence on KK

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows an old wooden fence on S Kinnickinnic Ave. The fence is crooked, partially collapsed, and plastered over with posters advertising various venues and events. Included among them a…

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  • Looking North from Broadway and Kilbourn After Widening

    Traffic traverses the intersection of Kilbourn and Broadway. A variety of stores and services line both sides of the street. On the right, a streetlight contrasts with the light sky where Dahl Motors…

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  • Hideous advertising on Jefferson

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows the side of a wooden building covered in posters. Included among the posters are an advertisement for the Milwaukee County Community Fund, with a picture of a woman and a child w…

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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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  • Candidates for Sheriff

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a building plastered with posters of candidates running for sheriff. Candidates include Shinners, Mitten, and Benson. There are posters for two candidates running for different o…

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  • Hideous Advertising

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows peeling posters on a wooden fence. The posters all advertise programs and shows at the Oriental Theater. Neg. No. 1345 / Dec. 16 1931 / Hideous Advertising / 337 N Milwaukee / Ph…

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  • 715 W State St

    Hunter, Henry H

    This photograph shows a pair of tall brick buildings built at the side of a hill. There appears to be some erosion near the side of the building. There are billboards on the side and top of the buildi…

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  • West side of N 5th, between Wells and Kilbourn

    Zeck, Herb; Milwaukee Commercial Photographers

    This photograph shows a row of clapboard buildings on N 5th St. The middle building is the Palms Restaurant (also known as Palm Tavern, 837 N 5th St), which advertises that it sells Pabst beer. A larg…

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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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  • 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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