Milwaukee Then and Now

As part of the popular Then and Now Series, the city of Milwaukee is celebrated with archival photographs shown alongside specially commissioned contemporary images of the same scene This visual account features over 100 photographs It shows us how Milwaukee has evolved into the city it is today a diverse range of architectural styles, where the massive arches of the oldAs part of the popular Then and Now Series, the city of Milwaukee is celebrated with archival photographs shown alongside specially commissioned contemporary images of the same scene This visual account features over 100 photographs It shows us how Milwaukee has evolved into the city it is today a diverse range of architectural styles, where the massive arches of the old Federal Building, sleek lines of late 20th century high rise offices, and the imposing mansions of Lake Drive all present one fascinating landscape.
Milwaukee Then and Now As part of the popular Then and Now Series the city of Milwaukee is celebrated with archival photographs shown alongside specially commissioned contemporary images of the same scene This visual accou

  • Title: Milwaukee Then and Now
  • Author: Sandra Ackerman
  • ISBN: 9781592232031
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Milwaukee Then and Now”

    1. This book was given to my parents as a Christmas gift. I picked it up and couldn't put it down! The pictures were lovely, although I would have loved more! The info was also intriguing! It certainly made me want to dig into my city's rich history some more!

    2. I lived in Milwaukee from birth until graduating from college in 1969 but have hardly been back since. I remember the city fondly and love to see old photographs and other reminders of my youth."Miwaukee: Then and Now" (2004) by Sandra Ackerman is a coffee-table sized book of photographs of Milwaukee. The book presents a photograph on an old Milwaukee scene or landmark on the left-hand side of the book followed by a photo of the same site as viewed today on the right-hand side. The old photograp [...]

    3. Interesting concept. This oversize book shows about seventy pairs of photographs — an old black-and-white photo on each lefthand page and a current color image on the facing right, each one taken from the same vantage point. My head swiveled back and forth while comparing details of one photograph with the other. The organizing design scheme: Taking Milwaukee City Hall as the center of a spiral, the image locations spiral out from there. If a picture is still worth a thousand words, then this [...]

    4. At its heart, this a picture book with some short captionsbregarding the building or site's historic significance. Most of the captions were incalcuably dull, but since I have a thirst for this subject infrequently caused to want to learn more. An odd sensation to say the least.

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