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Photograph

E. Pike Residence

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Back view of the E. Pike residence. The owner is thought to have been a relative of Robinson D. Pike (1838-1905), a lumber merchant and the founder of Bay...

Photograph

Pureair Sanatorium

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Pureair Sanatorium, a tuberculosis sanatorium.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the rock formations on the shore of Stockton Island, one of the twenty-one islands comprising the Apostle Islands in Lake Superio...

Photograph

State Fish Hatchery

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of the State Fish Hatchery.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard of the excursion boat the "Chippewa" docked in Bayfield, before taking passengers to the Apostle Islands. Two ducks can be seen swimming in the fo...

Date: 1892 

Description: This map of Bayfield shows roads, lots, and township boundaries. The map was originally published on one sheet but is now separated into front and back. On...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of a view of the geologic formation known as the Green Room near the lighthouse on Devil's Island, part of the Apostle Islands. A boat w...

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.

Date: 1871 

Description: Asaph Whittlesey arrived in Ashland in 1854, one of the earliest of the settlers who hoped the area would grow and make their fortunes. He drew this map of...

Photograph

State Fish Hatchery

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View of the State Fish Hatchery and the surrounding grounds.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Two views of buildings on a hillside.

Postcard

Grand Arch

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the Grand Arch geological formation on Sand Island, part of the Apostle Islands.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painted view of Main Street in Bayfield in 1870 with four cows standing in the street.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, a plat of Bayfield, local streets, part of Lake Superior, part of Madeline Island, and part of Bass Island. La Point...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the State Fish Hatchery.

Photograph

Wharf Buildings

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: View from water of the sides of three wharf buildings in a bay of Lake Superior.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard of the "Indian Head," or profile, a geological rock formation on the shore of Presque Isle or Stockton Island, part of the Apostle Islands. A sail...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a scene from the Apostle Island Indian Pageant. A large group of young children in white shirts sit along a sloped hill near the s...

Date: 1858 

Description: Front cover of a guide book describing Bayfield and an account of a pleasure tour to Lake Superior. The title is surrounded by a decorative border with flo...

Postcard

Profile Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the Profile Rock geological formation among the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. A sailboat is visible in the distant background.

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