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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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...

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Description: Interior view of the Racine Public Library. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "Delivery Desk and Stacks." In the room is a large five-sided librarian's d...

Date: 1901 ca.

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

Date: 1949 

Description: Exterior elevation drawing of the Goulais house designed and drawn by architect John Randal McDonald. The drawing shows the proposed new chimney, north wal...

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: 1869 ca.

Description: Stereographic view of a chapel on the campus of Racine College with a man standing in front of it.

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Description: Interior view of the Racine Public Library. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "Entrance from desk." In the foreground is a large five-sided librarian's d...

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Description: Caption on rear: "Modern production line methods such as this are praised by packaging experts for their efficiency and cleanliness."

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Description: A group portrait of the Racine Kiltie Drum & Bugle Corps. They are all posed with their instruments and wearing their uniforms. The uniforms have a Scottis...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Interior pencil and colored pencil drawing of the living room of the Harrass residence executed on yellow tracing paper designed and drawn by architect Joh...

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Train Depot

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Description: Train depot with a boy standing between the building and the railroad tracks. There are two doors marked "Men" and "Women". Four men can be seen on the rig...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Wingspread, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed conference center of the Johnson Foundation.

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Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Rear elevation of the Johnson Wax Administration Building during construction. Construction sheds and a crane are visible on the building site. The buildin...

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Corliss Post Office

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Post office, with seven men and a boy standing in front. Corliss is now called Sturtevant.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Workman on the construction of the second floor of Herbert F. Johnson's Residence, "Wingspread," designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The residence was complete...

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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...

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Graham Residence

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Detailed view of the living room ceiling within the residence of Frederick Graham.

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Description: Colorized postcard of the Memorial Hospital. Text at top left reads "Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Wis.-12".

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