Additions to Milwaukee Historic Photos Archives

July 7, 2009

National Soldier's Home photos added

Photos of the National Soldier's Home (also known as Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Veterans Administration Hospital, Old Soldier's Home, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Northwestern Branch, Wood, Wisconsin, and other names over the years) have been added to the Milwaukee Historic Photos digital collection.
The main building at the National Soldier's Home

The images that have been added include photos and drawing of the buildings and grounds of the Soldier's Home, and range from the late 19th century through the 1950's. More recent photos will be added shortly.

To see the photos of the Soldier's Home in Milwaukee Historic Photos, click here.

July 10, 2009

Streets of Milwaukee

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.
House on Astor Street

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.

The streets that have been added so far are:
Adler Street
Aldrich Street
Appleton Avenue
Arthur Avenue
Astor Street
Atkinson Avenue
Barclay Street
Bay Street
Becher Street
Bluemound Road
Brady Street

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.

July 29, 2009

Radio & Television added

The newest subject addition to Milwaukee Historic Photos is the Radio & Television category.
Mayor Hoan and others on WOKY.

In this category, photos of Milwaukee's electronic media are available. Photos of Milwaukee's historic radio stations include WTMJ, WISN, and WOKY.

For Milwaukee historic television stations, the stations WMVS-TV and WMVT-TV, WISN-TV, WITI-TV, and WTMJ-TV are included.

The photos include pictures of facilities, news casts, programming and more. Make sure to browse through the available photos on Radio and Television.

August 18, 2009

New additions to Milwaukee Historic Photos

We have added a bunch of new photos to Milwaukee Historic Photos over the past few weeks. These photos are from a number of different subject areas.
Boys and girls at St. Joseph's Orphanage
The new subject headings from which photos have been added are:
Victory Gardens

September 26, 2009

More street photos added

House at 3046 N Cambridge AveWe have added more street photos to the Milwaukee Historic Photos collection.

To view some of the street photos that have been added click on the street names below:
Branting Lane
Bremen Street
Brisbane Avenue
Brown Street
Bruce Street
Buffalo Street
Burleigh Street
Burnham Street
Burrell Street
Cambridge Avenue
Canal Street
Capitol Drive
Cass Street

About Additions to Milwaukee Historic Photos

This page contains an archive of all entries posted to Digital Collections @ MPL in the Additions to Milwaukee Historic Photos category. They are listed from oldest to newest.

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