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Central will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 for the Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 20.

Capitol Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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.