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Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses

Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses Digital Collection

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The Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses album came to the library from the estate of Theo. Habhegger, a Milwaukee manufacturer of short turn wagons. The album itself consists of 37 sepia-toned photographs of wagons, mostly belonging to various Milwaukee area businesses, from the early 20th century. Likely, it was originally used as a catalog of the types of wagons produced by Mr. Habhegger’s business.

The businesses represented by the wagons include dairies, groceries, florists, and more. These photos are a wonderful representation of an era of transportation before automobiles became commonplace in Milwaukee.

If you have questions about the Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses digital collection, please contact the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Department at the Central Library at (414) 286-3061.

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Copies of the images in this collection may be purchased.  Orders must be placed online, using the online order form. The images are delivered in digital format as 600 dpi TIFs.  The cost is $10 per image, plus tax for Wisconsin residents (shipping of CD via standard mail is included).  You will be billed approximately one month after delivery of your order, and may pay by personal check or money order.  Turnaround time is five business days, with rush service available for an extra fee. [Rush charges are 20% of order total from in-state requesters, 50% of order total from out-of-state requesters. Calculated after tax.]

To order a photo online you will need the photograph title and Relation number.

Important Copyright Information
By providing or allowing reproduction of materials from the collections, the Milwaukee Public Library does NOT grant permission to publish or exhibit. Reproductions are provided for personal research purposes only. They may not be copied or distributed. Written permission to publish must be obtained from copyright or literary rights owner and from the library for any publication or commercial use of copies. The researcher is responsible for compliance with the US Copyright Code (title 12 USC) and privacy rights outlined in Title 45 CFR 46. For information on permission to publish, please contact the Coordinator of Arts & Media at 286-3000.

A special thanks to Roxanne Staveness and Jenny Stevenson for all the work they did on this project. Without their work, this collection would not exist.

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