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« 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! Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 02:14:07 PM »

        
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« Reply #2 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

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 10:17:45 AM »

I`ve been checking that site out every now and then.
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 I find something amazing every time!
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« Reply #4 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

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« Reply #5 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.
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