Street sprinkler

Glance at Yesteryear


This photo, taken Sept. 8, 1937, shows a street sprinkler from the Milwaukee Department of Public Works spraying the street and some children as part of the Milwaukee Government Service League’s Health Week. In the background is automotive battery manufacturer Globe-Union Inc., which merged with Johnson Controls Inc. in 1978.

— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection. Additional images can be viewed online at

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