Photography Collections & Research

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

MPM's Sumner W. Matteson Collection 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.