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Date: 1921 ca.

Description: This photocopy map shows selected streets, public buildings, churches, schools, businesses, warehouses, the harbor, the Root River, and Lake Michigan. The...

Map or Atlas

Racine, Wisconsin

Date: 1956 

Description: This map of Racine includes a street directory and index of public buildings. Streets, points of interest, Lake Michigan, and the Root River are labeled. A...

Date: 1949 ca.

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

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Strang House, also called "Mormon house", where "King" Strang lived and died, and where he published the Voree Herald.


Bears in Zoo

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A group of spectators views caged bears at the zoo.


The Mill Dam

Date: 1908-09-02 

Description: Black and white postcard of the Mill Dam. The water is running over the dam from the left and becoming rapids on the right. There is a wooded shoreline on...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, landownership, buildings, railroads, roads, wards, points of interest, parks, and cemeteries. Also included are illu...


View from City Hall

Date: 1888 

Description: View looking northwest from Racine City Hall.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Elevated view of harbor, boats, and factories.


Racine — Air City

Date: 1931-06-12 

Description: The letterhead stationery of a Racine economic development committee reads: "Air City, Where the Air-Minded Live," The design shows airplanes and even a...

Date: 1936 

Description: The S.C. Johnson and Son Wax Company building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936.


Country Club

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a country club.


Polo Players

Date: 1885 

Description: Full-length group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of three members of the Lakeside Polo Club for a cabinet card portrait, wearing roller skates and...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.


Zimmer's Drug Store


Description: Streetside view of Zimmer's Drug Store.


Eielsen House

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View of the restored Eielsen house, home of the Reverend Elling Eilsen.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Portrait of a man wearing a stocking cap, mittens and a double-breasted coat reclines on a toboggan which is supported on a studio prop at an angle in fron...


Locomotive and Crew

Date:  date unknown

Description: Locomotive and railroad crew.

Date: 1908 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the Racine Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks wearing suits, hats with oversized brims with large flower deco...

Date: 1914 ca.

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

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