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.
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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