Photos offer glimpse of Milwaukee’s history

The Encyclopdia of Milwaukee provides a wealth of information about the city, with hundreds of entries that touch on seemingly every aspect of its history.

But one of the more interesting ways to enjoy the encyclopedia is to browse through its large collection of images. There you’ll find old maps, newspaper clippings and page after page of photos: long-gone buildings, noted luminaries and regular people, festivals, sports stars and just plain unusual sights. For example, the baby hammocks.

Here’s a glimpse of the images available.