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Milwaukee (Wis.)

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View Resource Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Photos and Maps, 1885-1992

Many cities recognize that residents have a close attachment to their neighborhoods, and despite talk of a diminished sense of community, many urban-dwellers still feel a close affinity to their particular locale. Quite a few cities have begun to develop multimedia archives that explore their city's history, with a special focus on individual neighborhoods. This most recent digital exhibit...
View Resource Greetings from Milwaukee: Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard Collection

For close to 80 years, Milwaukee was home to two rather prodigious postcard publishers, the L.L. Cook Company and the E.C. Kropp Company. Utilizing the latest technology, these two companies produced thousands of cards that detailed the city's built environment, and in doing so, creating an extensive visual archive of the city's history and culture. Recently, the University of...