The Milwaukee Historic Photos digital collection has now been around for more than a year. In that time the collection has grown from the 150 photos that were available when the collection launched, to the more than 800 that are now available.
The first group of photos to start being digitized have been photos under the subject heading of Historic Buildings. We are coming to the end of the subject heading, and are now starting to digitize photos under the subject heading of Streets.
In MPL's physical photo collection, Streets is the most heavily used portion. As a result, we are very excited to have started this area of the collection.
As well as being the most heavily used portion of the collection, it is also the most extensive; so while this process may take some time, it will be well worth it.
To see what other Milwaukee streets are available to view at the library, but haven't been digitized, check out the Streets heading in the Historic Photo Collection subject heading index, now available to view from the Finding Tools page on the MPL website.