Milwaukee River

Glance at Yesteryear

— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection.

This photo, taken by Robert Barnes circa 1889, shows the Grand Avenue Bridge over the Milwaukee River, looking up Wisconsin Street (West Wisconsin Avenue). The photo was a souvenir of the 23rd encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veterans’ fraternal organization, published by the Milwaukee County Historical Society in 1889.

— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection.

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