In late 2009, MPL applied for and received an LSTA grant to digitize 2,900 photographs from the Historic Photo Collection. These photos deal with Milwaukee's historic business and industry.
Since January of 2010, work has been moving forward in the addition of these photos to Milwaukee Historic Photos, MPL's largest and most extensive digital collection. The collection began the year with 1,176 records and is now up to 2,284 records. That is an addition of 1,108 records to date which puts the project over one third of its way to completion.
Throughout the rest of 2010 the remaining 1,792 photos will be added to the collection so make sure to keep checking back for new additions.