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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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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Lincoln School

Date: 1890 

Description: Exterior view of the Lincoln School as it approached its completion. Scaffolding is on the roof.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Taylor Hall at Racine College.

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Racine College

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: View of individuals standing on the front lawn of Taylor Hall on the campus of Racine College.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1952 

Description: Interior perspectives of the Robert Johns residence designed and drawn by architect John Randal McDonald. McDonald gave the project two names, "Spindrift"...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: This map of Racine is oriented with north to the right and shows labeled streets, Lake Michigan, and points of interest. There are manuscript annotations i...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Hand-colored view of the exterior of a high school. A horse is grazing in the yard on the right.

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Description: Exterior view of the Dracone Strang house, the Old Voree site. There is a silo in the background.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: View of an architectural model of the Johnson Wax Administration Building.

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Description: A building on a main street in Corliss, which may be a general store. There are many advertising signs on and near the building. A dog lies on the front st...

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Description: Letterhead of the Murphy Products Company, with a three-quarter view of the company building and trucks, automobiles, and a train nearby, flanked on either...

Date: 1915 

Description: Interior view of Racine Public Library Branch. In the room are two wooden benches on either side of a fireplace. A reading table is in the foreground, and...

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Description: Letterhead of the Freeman Manufacturing Company, with a panel with an elevated view of the company complex, including the warehouse; foundry; and boiler, i...

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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: 1950 ca.

Description: View of the great workroom of the administration building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Water Tower

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the water tower, also known as "Stand Pipe."

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Description: Train depot workers pose in front of a train at the depot. There is a sign that reads "This Train For Milwaukee".

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Johnson Wax administration building and research tower.

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