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"After the Ball"

Charles K. Harris of Milwaukee became a nationally-renowned composer in the 1890s. One of his most successful pieces was "After the Ball."
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From the Music Division of the New York Public Library.
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"Elmer Gantry" Performance

In 2010, the Florentine Opera Company performed "Elmer Gantry," an opera based on the Sinclair Lewis novel known by the same title.
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Photograph courtesy of the Florentine Opera Company. Reprinted with permission.

"La Guardia" Newspaper Organizers

Roberto Hernandez (left), along with Esequiel Guzman (center) and another man work to set the layout of an issue of the "La Guardia" newspaper.
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From the Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-91127. Reprinted with permission.
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"Madama Butterfly" Performance

Members of the Florentine Opera Company perform "Madama Butterfly" at the Pabst Theater in 1968.
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Photograph courtesy of the Florentine Opera Company. Reprinted with permission.

"Seeing Milwaukee" Postcard

Milwaukee's reputation as city of breweries and German culture is illustrated by this postcard from 1931.
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Greetings from Milwaukee: Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard Collection, Archives. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. 
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"The Crusher" and "The Bruiser"

A popular tag team in the 1950s and 1960s, Dick "The Crusher" Afflis is pictured with his wrestling partner, Milwaukee-born Reggie "The Crusher" Liswoski.
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Accessed via FindAGrave. Image courtesy of Steve Guthrie. Fair use license.
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"The Nutcracker" Performance

Debuted in 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet Company's annual performance of "The Nutcracker" remains a community favorite. This photograph is from the 2017 season.
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From Flickr. Photograph by Ryan Dickey. CC BY 2.0.
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"Trio" by George Sugarman

"Trio" by George Sugarman, 1972-1973 is one of the many outdoor sculptures visitors to the Lynden Sculpture Garden can see.
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From Flickr. Photograph by Gabrielle DuCharme. CC BY-SA 2.0.
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100th Anniversary Booklet

The Salvation Army's 100th anniversary booklet, published in 1999, emphasizes both the organization's significant contribution to the community and its continuing presence.
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From the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
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14th Street Neighborhood Party

Residents of 14th Street release balloons as part of a neighborhood festival held to celebrate the beginning of a mural painted near 14th Street and North Avenue in 1982.
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From the Historic Photo Collection of the Milwaukee Public Library. Reprinted with permission.
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1870 Report of the Chief of Police

After his first appointment in 1855, William Beck intermittently served as Milwaukee's police chief until 1882. Pictured here is an excerpt of his 1870 annual report to city officials.
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From "City Documents: Mayor's Address to the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee and Annual Report of the City Comptroller for the Year Ending March 14, 1870." Accessed via Google Books.
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1906 Cudahy Brothers Company Fire

In September 1906, the Cudahy Brothers plant caught fire and sustained significant damage. However, as illustrated by these images, the building was restored and running 49 days later.
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From "Patrick Cudahy: His Life." Accessed via the Internet Archive. Original held by the Library of Congress
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1957 Milwaukee Braves

Photograph featuring, from left to right, Joe Adcock, Eddie Mathews, Bobby Thomson, and Hank Aaron of the 1957 Braves at spring training.
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From the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
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1970 Milwaukee Fact Book Map

Using 1970 census data, this map of Milwaukee neighborhoods reflects the changes to Milwaukee's boundaries as a result of the Granville annexation.
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From "Metropolitan Milwaukee Fact Book: 1970," edited by Frances Beverstock and Robert P. Stuckart. Copyright University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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1978 Ethnic Spring Festival

Two young boys and their mother perform a traditional Japanese song for school children gathered at the International Institute for Ethnic Spring Festival. The Japanese American Civic League was a member organization of the International Institute.
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From the Historic Photo Archive at the Milwaukee Public Library. Reprinted with permission.
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1979 Milwaukee Brewers

Team photograph of the 1979 Milwaukee Brewers. During this season they accumulated 95 wins, 66 losses, and finished second in the American League East.
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From the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
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19th Century Wisconsin Avenue

The Norman Building, seen left in this 1895 view down Wisconsin Avenue, was destroyed by a fire in 1991. The Grand Avenue Methodist Church visible on the right was razed in 1908.
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From Milwaukee Illustrated, Special Collections, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
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2010 Flooding

In July 2010, southeastern Wisconsin experienced its worst flooding in state history. This photograph illustrates a severely flooded street in Wauwatosa.
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From Flickr. Photograph by Nick Schweitzer. CC BY-ND 2.0.
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41 Twin Theater Advertisement

This advertisement from 1948 announces the grand opening of the 41 Twin Outdoor Theater in Franklin.
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Image courtesy of Cinema Treasures. CC BY-SA 2.0.
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9to5 Group Event

Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder of Colorado (standing, second from left) and Ellen Bravo (standing, third from left), along with other women, are gathered together for a 9to5 Milwaukee chapter event.
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From Flickr. Photograph courtesy of 9to5. Reprinted with permission.
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