Milwaukee River

Glance at Yesteryear

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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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