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Toothpick Sculpture

Date: 1957-05-16 

Description: Kenneth Mills, 10, with his toothpick sculpture that he named "Pickalator." The work was part of an exhibit of children's art at Racine's Wustum Museum of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of a river view of the Fox River as it runs through the city of Burlington. In the foreground is a railroad bridge. Just behind th...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Scene in a small city park showing a group of local women serving luncheon to soldiers recently returned from service in the first World War. Very possibly...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: A car drives on a main street in a downtown business district.

Date: 1935 ca.

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


Johnson Wax Company

Date: 1951 

Description: Aerial view of the Johnson Wax Company building.


Monument Square

Date: 1975 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of Monument Square looking south. In the bottom right corner, a man sits on a bench looking at the fountain. The Civil War Soldi...

Date: 1881-03 

Description: Winter scene with men digging out the train tracks by hand after a big snow storm. Trees and a fence line the sides of the railroad right of way. Between F...

Date: 1905-05-25 

Description: Black and white postcard of a view of the Fox River as it flows through Burlington. The shoreline is wooded. Red text below reads, "View of Fox River, Burl...


Snow Scene

Date: 1936-03-09 

Description: Slightly elevated winter scene with a large group of people digging a car out of the snow with shovels. The car can barely be seen in the center of the cro...

Date: 2008 

Description: Fred Schmidt installed a gas pump outside his family's blacksmith business in 1911. At 28407 North Lake Drive, the station's location was prime for automob...


Pleasure Boat Ramps

Date: 1957-12-10 

Description: Pleasure boat ramps, made of timber, on the south side of Racine Harbor. A man is walking in the snow near the ramps. There are piles of material along the...

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...


Railroad Yard

Date: 1964 

Description: Elevated view of train cars in a railway yard.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Johnson Wax research tower.

Date: 1946 

Description: Governor Walter Goodland pickling pears.

Date: 1901 

Description: A crew of construction workers paving North Main Street with brick.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Formal waist-up studio portrait of Marshall M. Strong.


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...


Racine Harbor

Date: 1957-12-20 

Description: View across harbor from small boat ramp towards far shoreline. On the far shoreline is industrial machinery, piles of coal, and other buildings.

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