Pohlman Studios Records, 1936-1997

Summary Information

Title: Pohlman Studios Records
Inclusive Dates: 1936-1997

  • Pohlman Studios
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 258

  • 48.2 cubic ft. (122 boxes)
  • 247 nitrate negatives

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Pohlman Studios was one of Milwaukee's earliest commercial photographic studios. The collection consists primarily of negatives as well as some prints and lantern slides. Most of the images depict industrial and commercial activity in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Images show manufactured products as well as facilities, people, and processes involved in product creation. Many of the images were used in product catalogs. Taken in its entirety the collection provides a look at the industrial and commercial world of southeastern Wisconsin from the Great Depression into the 1990s.

Language: English

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