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Title: SouthSide Great Find!
Post by: Roadsnakes on June 16, 2014, 02:38:50 PM
I was at Polish Fest this past weekend. In the Culture Tent they had some old photographs taken in the 20`s 30`s 40`s and 50`s in the neighborhoods around Ko?ciuszko Park. A professional photographer , who had his studio around 8th and Lincoln ave. kept OVER 37,000 negatives and documented some info on each one. UWM obtained the negatives and have them all on a website. Photo`s come up AMAZINGLY clear, and can be enlarged.

www.uwm.edu/mkepolonia

I was able to find a photo of my mother, who is now 88, when she was 2 years old! :o


Title: Re: SouthSide Great Find!
Post by: Roadsnakes on June 17, 2014, 02:14:07 PM
        
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                       www.uwm.edu/mkepolonia     ;)


Title: Re: SouthSide Great Find!
Post by: on June 24, 2014, 11:09:31 AM
Wow, that is a great find!
A quick search revealed a photo of my Uncle who passed away earlier this year.
In the 1934 photo he appears to be dressed in costume for a play of some kind wearing a girls, or nobility wig, ha!

http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mke-polonia/id/25587/rec/1 (http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mke-polonia/id/25587/rec/1)

RD


Title: Re: SouthSide Great Find!
Post by: Roadsnakes on July 27, 2014, 10:17:45 AM
I`ve been checking that site out every now and then.
 8)
 I find something amazing every time!
 :o


Title: Re: SouthSide Great Find!
Post by: on July 28, 2014, 08:17:31 AM
Yes, many surprises on that site. I recently found photos of my Grand Uncles home (Uncle Joe).
http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mkenh/id/473 (http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mkenh/id/473)

RD


Title: Re: SouthSide Great Find!
Post by: Roadsnakes on August 03, 2014, 12:41:19 PM
BOY , that last name of your uncle is a familar one from my childhood days living in that area.

Anyone remember the Tavern a block away from that photo. It was on 7th and Harrison. Great corner tap. Mom and pop kind of place. Great place to enjoy a cold one, and have some conversations with your neighbors.