Charles K. Harris of Milwaukee became a nationally-renowned composer in the 1890s. One of his most successful pieces was "After the Ball."
In 2010, the Florentine Opera Company performed "Elmer Gantry," an opera based on the Sinclair Lewis novel known by the same title.
Roberto Hernandez (left), along with Esequiel Guzman (center) and another man work to set the layout of an issue of the "La Guardia" newspaper.
Members of the Florentine Opera Company perform "Madama Butterfly" at the Pabst Theater in 1968.
Milwaukee's reputation as city of breweries and German culture is illustrated by this postcard from 1931.
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.
Debuted in 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet Company's annual performance of "The Nutcracker" remains a community favorite. This photograph is from the 2017 season.
"Trio" by George Sugarman, 1972-1973 is one of the many outdoor sculptures visitors to the Lynden Sculpture Garden can see.
The Salvation Army's 100th anniversary booklet, published in 1999, emphasizes both the organization's significant contribution to the community and its continuing presence.
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.
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.
Photograph featuring, from left to right, Joe Adcock, Eddie Mathews, Bobby Thomson, and Hank Aaron of the 1957 Braves at spring training.
Using 1970 census data, this map of Milwaukee neighborhoods reflects the changes to Milwaukee's boundaries as a result of the Granville annexation.
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.
Team photograph of the 1979 Milwaukee Brewers. During this season they accumulated 95 wins, 66 losses, and finished second in the American League East.
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.
In July 2010, southeastern Wisconsin experienced its worst flooding in state history. This photograph illustrates a severely flooded street in Wauwatosa.
This advertisement from 1948 announces the grand opening of the 41 Twin Outdoor Theater in Franklin.
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.
This 2009 photograph illustrates the interior of a 9to5 chapter office in Milwaukee.