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Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

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Mitchell Residence

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Mitchell residence, home of Henry Mitchell (left) and residence of Jerome I. Case (right), on Main St. between 8th and 9th Streets.

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

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereographic view of the Murray-Kearney house.

Date: 1901 ca.

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

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Portions of the rear elevation of the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, "Wingspread," during construction. Portions of the trellis structure and a small corner...

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Description: Aerial view of Wind Point lighthouse on the shore of Lake Michigan. A few neighboring homes are in the foreground. Some of the trees are displaying fall co...

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Description: Design in black and white for the Wisconsin Centennial 3 cent postage stamp with an industrial theme.

Date: 1928 

Description: Front cover of a booklet advertising Wallis certified tractors and J.I. Case power farming implements. The cover features a color illustration of an overhe...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: This map of Racine includes an indexed street directory, schools, public buildings, parks, directory of buildings, and churches. The map includes 3 illustr...

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Case Residence

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: The Case Residence, with J. I. Case's sleigh and team. Andrew Jackson, hostler, (died Dec., 1924) is in the sleigh and "Nick" Mitchell, hired man, appears...

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Luther Hall

Date: 1935 

Description: View of Luther Hall.

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Description: A woman stands near a sign welcoming Democrats to Racine County. Political signs say: "Lt. Governor Hephner", "Garvey U.S. Senate", and Matt Flynn U.S. Sen...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Elevated view of east side of Main Street, with Langlois & Robilliard visible at 137 Main Street.

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: 1928 

Description: Rubber workers making tires at the Ajax Rubber Company plant in Racine.

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Corliss Depot

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Description: A train on the tracks at the Corliss Depot. There is a sign in front of it that reads "This Train For Chicago".

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: View of a soldiers' monument.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Hop pickers posing by stands of harvested hops.

Date: 1918 

Description: This map shows the property owned by Edwin Bottomley and others at the confluence of Eagle Creek with the Fox River in the Town of Rochester, Racine County...

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