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Breustedt Postcard Collection, 1906-1949 (MHPC-50)
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The Breustedt Postcard Collection contains postcards that were sent and received by the Breustedt family. The postcards are all of the Milwaukee area, with most of them sent in the early 1900s.

Milwaukee and Vicinity View-Master Collection, circa 1960s-1970s (MHPC-30)
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A collection of stereo images of four View-Master series showing the Milwaukee area and Wisconsin. Also included with the collection is a View-Master viewer.

Milwaukee Postcard Collection, circa 1890-1960 (MHPC-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.

View Book Collection (MHPC-18)
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The books in this collection contain photographs and views of Milwaukee, including its buildings and parks.