View of the City of Milwaukee


Charming late 19th century view of Milwaukee.

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This finely detailed bird’s eye view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was published as a woodcut in the December 30, 1882 issue of Harper’s Weekly.

Based on a sketch by Theodore Davis, the image presents an attractive overview of the heavily industrialized city on the shore of Lake Michigan (back left). Factories, breweries, grain elevators and church steeples dominate the skyline, clogged with smoke in a particularly industrialized area.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1882

Author: Harper's Weekly

Sheet Width (in): 14.25

Sheet Height (in): 9.75

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Trimmed edges and faint toning along the outer edges, consistent with age.


1 in stock