Results tagged with 'Milwaukee history'
Published April 6, 2020
Street photographers have long come in many stripes, from creators of desolate urban landscapes like Atget to the documenters of bloody crime scene aftermaths like Weegee. But there was also a more mundane, day-to-day street photography of the lensmen who plied the main drags of cities, snapping portraits - often of passersby in motion - and selling them to the subjects.
Published April 2, 2020
Especially in this moment, when we can't be together and when the weather certainly doesn't look much like what you see in these photographs, it feels like stepping back in time and outside to the Brady Street of yore for the annual Brady Street Festival.
Published March 30, 2020
For folks who miss those days gone by - and for ones just curious to see it - here's a freshly squeegeed window into some vintage Milwaukee-area filling stations, where folks also got their cars serviced.
Published March 24, 2020
Before natural gas - before electricity - there was manufactured gas, also known as coal gas. Here's a look at a Milwaukee facility that gasified coal; it's now home to City Lights Brewing and other businesses.
Published March 23, 2020
Did you know that Milwaukee's Briggs & Stratton built a car? Not only did it build a car, but it built an early gas/electric hybrid with six (!) wheels called, wait for it, the Hybrid. Comedian and car buff Jay Leno got a chance to drive it.
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Carmex. The medicated lip balm in small glass jars with the yellow cap. It is and has always been made in Milwaukee. Alfred Woelbing invented the concoction in the 1930's on his kitchen stove to alleviate cold sores. Woelbing (pronounced Well-bing) lived with his wife and children in Wauwatosa...
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