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Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date: 1858 

Description: View of the Fourth Street bridge with various buildings in the background.

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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: 1949 ca.

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

Date: 1874 

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

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the First Presbyterian Church from the northeast.

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Bookkeeping Class

Date: 1913 

Description: A University Extension Division class in bookkeeping, held in the public library and taught by an instructor from Milwaukee.

Date: 1888 

Description: Elevated view from city hall of commercial street in downtown area.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright, monitoring the construction and testing of load-bearing pylons for the Johnson Wax Building.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Main Street with the Post Office and the Hotel Racine.

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Description: Letterhead of the Huennekens Distributing Company of Racine, Wisconsin. On the left is a round silver tray holding a bottle of beer and a full glass with a...

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Racine Court House

Date: 1888 

Description: Elevated view from the northwest of the Racine Court House.

Date: 1935 ca.

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

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Description: "Buffalo Bill" Cody and David Franklin Powell ("White Beaver") posing in in front of a painted backdrop in a Racine, Wisconsin gallery. This image appeared...

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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: 1950 ca.

Description: This map of Racine's business section is oriented with the north to the right and shows businesses and lot owners. Businesses, streets, and the Root River...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the residence of Chauncey Hall.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Outdoor view of Union veterans standing near a war memorial in a square downtown.

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East Main Street

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Elevated view of east side of Main Street, with Raymond & Jones Hardware visible at 112 Main Street.

Date: 1932 

Description: View of Lake Michigan from Memorial Hall.

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