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Date: 1869 

Description: The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad depot. Included in the photograph is an omnibus operated by Major Throup.

Map or Atlas

Plan of Racine Harbor

Date: 1853-10 

Description: This map shows warehouses and proposed extensions of piers. Also included are notes on soundings and the proposed extensions. The upper right margin reads:...

Date: 1865 

Description: This map shows a proposed extension and the shore line of Sept. ’65. Lake Michigan is labeled. Depths are shown by soundings.


Harriet Smith

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders vignetted studio portrait of Harriet Smith, wife of Eldai Smith, an early settler in Racine.

Date: 1903 

Description: Map shows location of government buildings, schools, churches, parks, and other points of interest. The upper left hand margin features a "Reference" secti...

Magazine or Periodical

The Old Oaken Bucket

Date: 1849 

Description: Masthead of Racine, Wisconsin temperance publication The Old Oaken Bucket and Sons of Temperance Organ. The masthead features a bucolic scene at the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Taylor Orphan Asylum, viewed from the front.

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Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Johathan Hurlbut residence, built in the 1840's.


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: 1934-03-13 

Description: Case company employees locked out of the Engineering Building.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: View of buildings on the Racine College grounds.

Date: 1888 

Description: The Taylor Orphanage, built by Lucas Bradley in 1868.


Sinclair Residence

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Calvin Sinclair residence.


Description: The eagle "Old Abe" was used for many years by J.I. Case Company, of Racine, Wisconsin, as the firm's trademark, and is shown on these advertising cards is...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Advertisement featuring a young girl dressed in a blue dress with a white apron, red necktie, and pink bonnet. The girl is holding a box of Horlick's Malte...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertisement for Wallis tractors featuring an a side-view illustration of a man using a tractor in a farm field. The farmer is waving to a train running a...


Description: Interior view of the Racine Public Library. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "Part of Children's Room." In the foreground are reading tables with lamps,...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of an unidentified house.


Third Ward School

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Third Ward School, later Winslow School.

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