Postcards 4 This is a nice Racine harbor view with what looks like a whaleback-hulled excursion boat. The whaleback design of the hull — curved inwards like a submarine — was common on the Great Lakes up until 1898. This is a divided back postcard, so that dates it from 1907 or later. I would guess this postcard is from 1910 or so. Proud family in 1920 in front of their house with their new car. Is the car packed for a road trip? Reverse of the postcard with the proud family and their car. Is this postcard written in Danish? I see “Familien” … The Life Saving Station is one of my favorite postcards. These buildings were still there when I was living in Racine, but I was never sure what they were. This is the reverse of the Life Saving Station postcard. I think George is in big trouble:Postmark: May 23, 1914, 4 PM.To: Mr. George Geyer1405 E. Livingston AveColumbia, OhioWhat is the matter that you don’t even send me a card are you to [sic] busy with your friends that you haven’t got time or don’t they make Cards and Stamps anymore since I left.–Carrie Katherine Pier, age 3 years, on a classic roving photographer’s pony. This would have been around 1910 or so. Reverse of the Katherine Pier, age 3 year, real photo postcard Cropped and “corrected” version of the Katherine Pier, age 3 years, real photo postcard. What is that hat? What is she holding in her left hand? 1910 postcard of young men standing in front of a Case steam engine 1910 postcard of young men standing in front of a Case steam engine, reverse Here is a 1907 real photo postcard with a nice view of Racine College’s (Dekoven) Taylor Hall. I have not seen quite this angle before. You can clearly see the nice, wooden porch on the left which no longer exists. On the far right edge of the photo is woman in a light summer outfit with hat. The postcard is covered, front and back, with tiny, perfect handwriting. The language appears to be German. Reverse of the 1907 real photo postcard of Taylor Hall.