were donated to the library by many different means. Some are family
photos from individual donors, others came from various city departments
including the Municipal Reference Bureau and the Milwaukee Fire Department,
and still others were donated to the library by various businesses and
If you have questions about the Milwaukee Historic Photos, or would
like to view photographs from the collection that are not yet available,
please contact the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Department at the Central
Library. While materials may not be removed from the Humanities Department,
reproductions may be available. Contact Humanities at (414) 286-3061
if you have questions.
Copies of the images in this collection may be purchased. Orders
must be placed online, using the online
order form. The images are delivered in digital format via
CD as 300 dpi TIFs. Due to the large size of each of the files,
we offer CD-Rom but not e-mail delivery of images. The cost is $10 per
image, plus tax for Wisconsin residents (shipping of CD via standard
mail is included). You will be billed approximately one month after
delivery of your order, and may pay by personal check or money order. Turnaround
time is five business days, with rush service available for an extra
fee. [Rush charges are 20% of order total from in-state requesters, 50%
of order total from out-of-state requesters. Calculated after tax.]
To order a photo online you will need the photograph title and Object
File Name number.
Important Copyright Information
By providing or allowing reproduction of materials from the collections,
the Milwaukee Public Library does NOT grant permission to publish or
exhibit. Reproductions are provided for personal research purposes
only. They may not be copied or distributed. Written permission to
publish must be obtained from copyright or literary rights owner and
from the library for any publication or commercial use of copies. The
researcher is responsible for compliance with the US Copyright Code
(title 12 USC) and privacy rights outlined in Title 45 CFR 46.
A special thanks to Rachel Arndt for her invaluable help with this project.