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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1908 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the Racine Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks wearing suits, hats with oversized brims with large flower deco...

Date: 1968 

Description: View of the Golden Rondelle with the Johnson Wax Research Tower in the background taken from the northeast corner of Franklin and 14th Streets.There is a p...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Racine Map key.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Tapered columns in the Johnson Wax Building during construction. Workmen are working on scaffolding built around one of the columns. The building was desig...

Date: 1905 

Description: Monument Square.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Construction of the Johnson Wax Building.

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Racine Roundhouse

Date:  date unknown

Description: The locomotive "D.K. Bush," which was built in the Racine shops of the Western Union Railroad in 1879, the same year in which the line came into the posses...

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View from City Hall

Date: 1888 

Description: View looking northwest from Racine City Hall.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Hall building, located on the northwest corner of Main and 5th Streets.

Date: 1932 

Description: View of Lake Michigan from Memorial Hall.

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Description: Copy of artist's rendering of exterior view of a proposed Carnegie Branch Library in Racine. At bottom center it reads: "Design For Proposed, Carnegie Bran...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from Lake Michigan towards the shoreline at Racine looking southwest.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Elevated view of harbor, boats, and factories.

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...

Date: 1910 

Description: Exterior view of a Racine Public Library with several patrons standing on the front steps.

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Fratt House

Date: 1935 

Description: Main entrance detail of the Fratt house.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior elevated view of the S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. office building.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: View of the Wind Point lighthouse.

Date: 1951 

Description: Nighttime view of the S.C. Johnson Wax Company research tower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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