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Attention Central Library Patrons – As of Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Due to street construction near the 8th St. entrance, please enter the building from Wisconsin Ave. or Wells St. Full street access is available on 9th St. headed North & South. Parking is limited on Wisconsin Ave.

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Milwaukee Postcards Collection (MHP-23)
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The Milwaukee Public Library Postcard Collection consists of well over 2,000 postcard images of the City of Milwaukee’s past and present. The Milwaukee Postcard Collection has images featuring Milwaukee architecture, businesses, bridges, churches, clubs, schools, fountains, harbor, river, parks, transportation, streets and other areas of interest.

Panoramic View of Milwaukee, Wis. Taken from City Hall Tower. (The Gugler Lithographic Company, 1898) (MHP-13)
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On display in Central Library, 2nd floor main corridor display case outside Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room
Digital image viewable online at the Library of Congress website

View Book Collection (MHP-18)
Print indexes available at Humanities Desk
The books in this collection contain photographs and views of Milwaukee, including its buildings and parks.