About the Wagons of Milwaukee Businesses... Collection
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.