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Faces of Wisconsin Avenue: 11 vintage Milwaukee street photos

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.

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10 photos that transport us back to Brady Street Festival, 1973

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.

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10 vintage photos of Milwaukee gas stations

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.

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Leno gets Briggs & Stratton's rare 6-wheel Hybrid on the road

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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