Photography Collections & Research

Some of the Milwaukee Public Museum's great collections are available online.

MPM photography collections with an online presence include the following:

Sumner W. Matteson Collection - MPM has more than 4,000 negatives purchased from the Matteson estate in 1922. Most of these negatives are in a 5x7 format and are on nitrate film. The major portfolios by location are: Hopi Indians in Arizona; Plains Indians at Ft. Belknap, MT; Cuba; Mexico; California; and Milwaukee, WI.