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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...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Holy Family Church.

Photograph

E. Pike Residence

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: 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 Bayfield...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard of the Sentinel Rock geological formation on the southern point of Devil's Island, part of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior.

Date: 1979 

Description: David and Joan Obey (right) with Senator Gaylord Nelson (2nd from left) and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil Andres (on Nelson's left) on an Apostle Island...

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...

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Description: Henry and Maria Getto in buggy, Oulu Township.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map of Bayfield shows a plat of the town, roads, and part of Lake Superior. Relief is shown by hachures. The right margin of the map includes illustra...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the State Fish Hatchery.

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.

Photograph

Pureair Sanatorium

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Pureair Sanatorium, a tuberculosis sanatorium.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down center of Rittenhouse Avenue with Lake Superior in the distance. The street is lined with businesses, sidewalks and lampposts.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of a fishing boat in Lake Superior with tourists on board. There is an island on the horizon.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three women stand on the shore in front of the steamer Barker at Devil's Island natural dock.

Date: 1886 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Bayfield, county seat of Bayfield County. On the lower left side is an inset for Bayfield and 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: 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...

Postcard

Central School

Date:  date unknown

Description: A grayscale photomechanical illustration of the exterior of the school with students standing on its front lawn.

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