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Historic Slide Collections


Historic Slide Collections

These historic slide images may be viewed by appointment in the Archives Reading Room at Central Library. Please consult the finding aid or index for the collection, where available, to make as specific a request as possible.

Appointment requests may be initiated by contacting reference staff in the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at 414-286-3061.

Return to main Historic Photo Archives page.

1963 Circus World Parade (MHP-49)
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The collection contains 68 Anscochrome slides illustrating the 1963 Circus
World Parade held in downtown Milwaukee. The slides contain images of the various circus bandwagons, exotic animals, and circus performers.

Jones Island Treatment Plant Photographs (MHP-42)
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These are 73 glass lantern slides from the Sewerage Commission of the City of Milwaukee, depicting the Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, circa late 1920’s or early 1930’s, with views inside and out.

Manz Collection (MHP-45)
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The collection contains 459 black and white and color slides mainly depicting streetcars and trains, mostly the Chicago & Northwestern Railway (C&NW) and The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company (TMER&L). Also included in the collection are a small number of slides of the Milwaukee Harbor, the General Mitchell International Airport, and images of the Milwaukee lakefront.

Reverend Ernest O. Norquist Collection (MHP-48)
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Kodachrome slides related to Reverend Ernest O. Norquist and his family
while on vacation and with friends and family at home.