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Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view down Main Street, with Lake Superior in the distance. There is a cafe on the left and bars on the right. Cars are parked along t...

Postcard

Central School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the exterior of the school, with students standing on the front lawn.

Date: 2001-07 

Description: David Obey poses with Park Ranger Bob MacKreth on the left and Martin Hanson on the right. They are standing on the beach with water and land in the backgr...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard of the "Vessel's Stern and Rudder Post" geological formation on Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands. View of the shoreline and a man sitti...

Postcard

City Dock

Date: 1949 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of the City Dock on Lake Superior. There are four boats, and people and cars are on the dock. A sign in the foreground reads: "N...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Boats and people at the Bayfield dock on Labor Day 1912. Boats include Thelma; Lusitania; which later became a U.S. Mail boat; Captain Angus'...

Postcard

Reiten Boat Yard

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view from water of a marina. Sailboats and motorboats are docked. More boats are stored up on the shoreline. Trees and buildings are...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of an exterior view of the Old Rittenhouse Inn.

Postcard

Rocky Island

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of rocks and driftwood along Rocky Island's shoreline, part of the Apostle Islands.

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...

Postcard

"Nichevo II"

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of view across water towards the "Nichevo II" ferry for Bayfield-Madeline Island moving through the water and filled with tourists and their...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the exterior of Le Chateau Boutin during peak fall color.

Date: 1935 

Description: This topographical map of the forest preserve shows highways, roads, trails, telephone lines, Native American reservations, Ranger sub-stations, state nurs...

Postcard

Singing Sands

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of a sandy shoreline on one of the Apostle Islands.

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...

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

Top O' Wis Terrace

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: House, cottages and property of Mrs. J.J. Fisher overlooking Lake Superior.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Main Street in Bayfield in 1870 with four cows standing in the street.

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: 2000 

Description: This map shows national parks, county and state forests, Indian reservations, municipal land, private land, docks, boat access, camping, and points of inte...

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