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Bad River

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Man in canoe close to shoreline with bridge in background.

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated view of students from the Grade School Rhythm Band at the Music Festival, marching down Main Street. Students are wearing light or white clothing...


Steamboat "Barker"

Date: 1911 

Description: The steamboat "Barker" with numerous passengers posing on deck. The boat was owned by Captain Frank Brower of Ashland, and his son Captain Henry F. Brower...


Cottage Grocery

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View from road of Cottage Grocery store on Main Street on Madeline Island.


Third Street East

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: View looking down Third Street East. There are large trees lining both sides of the street. One automobile is parked along the curb on the left, and a few...


Bridge Crossing


Description: Dr. W.T. Rinehart, a prominent Ashland physician and surgeon, with Mrs. Rinehart and a sister, in an automobile crossing a small log bridge, probably over...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Hull family boarding the "Lizzie W." from one of the Apostle Islands.


Description: View looking down a rustic bridge at Copper Falls State Park. There are benches built into the bridge.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street with people walking on the wooden sidewalks, horse and carriages driving down the street and storefronts with U.S. Flags hang...

Date: 1908 

Description: Map shows acreages, roads, railroads, and swamps in parts of Vilas and Oneida counties. The map is a Sanborn map, a type of map that was originally used to...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Railway passenger depot in Ashland (?), Wisconsin.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Bodin Finstad Marching Band on West Main Street. Sixteen men wearing marching band uniforms are playing instruments including euphoniu...


Mission Landing

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Steamboat "Skater" and two sailboats at end of the mission dock on Madeline Island.

Date: 1907 

Description: A map of the eastern portion of the Apostle Islands group, and a detailed map of Gull Island showing the relief on the island, are included here, along wit...


Jesse Stone

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Jesse Stone walking on board sidewalk, with the Mission Inn along the shoreline in the background.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View from the lake of the summer homes on Nebraska Row along the shoreline of Lake Superior. The water tower and church steeple are visible on the far righ...

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated view of students from the Glidden High School Band marching in a parade at the Music Festival, on Main Street. Students are wearing marching band...


The Dream Sled

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: This was the first boat & sled-type wind sled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-...

Date: 1913 

Description: A couple strolling down the main road, through the woods, to the mission on Madeline Island.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Leo Capser standing in front of passenger train at the Ashland Depot.

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