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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Exterior view of "The Orchard", which was possibly an inn, in Corliss.

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Klinkert Hotel

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: The first Klinkert Hotel. It burned down around 1905, and was replaced by the brick structure with the same name. Signs advertising Harper Rye are on eithe...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Construction near an exterior wall at Herbert F. Johnson's residence.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Artist's rendering of the research and development tower and administration building of the S.C. Johnson and Son Wax Co.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: An interior view of the construction of the Johnson Wax Building.

Date: 1874 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Racine, with an inset of Racine College.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Boy standing below the Golden Rondelle with the Johnson Wax Research Tower in the background. Workers on scaffolding can be seen on the tower in the distan...

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Soldier's Monument

Date: 1884 

Description: Proposed Soldier's Monument illustration (erected in 1884) printed on a certificate of membership to the Racine Soldiers Monument Association.

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Johnson Wax Company

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Interior hallway view of the Johnson Wax Co. building.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Johnson Wax Building during construction. The curved wall near the entrance is on the right. A construction shack is at the left. A sign po...

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: View of the Johnson Wax Research and Development Tower under construction.

Date: 1908-12-30 

Description: Photographic postcard of a man stepping onto the sidewalk in front of his home. A woman on the porch is watching as he leaves. He is wearing an overcoat an...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Interior of the two-story work space in the Johnson Wax Building during construction showing the tapered columns. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Piles of sand and dirt in front of the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, "Wingspread," during construction. The residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright an...

Date: 1936 

Description: The S.C. Johnson and Son Wax Company building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Description: Exterior view of the Racine Public Library. The building was funded with a donation from Andrew Carnegie. Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: "1904, co...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the First Presbyterian Church from the southeast.

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The Corliss Club

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Description: Exterior view of The Corliss Club.

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