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Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of the Main Street Shopping Center. A food market, a drug store and Post Office can be seen.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of a street corner. Commercial buildings are along the street on the left including D.W. Corning Groceries. A large group of people are on t...

Date: ????-07-21 

Description: Photographic postcard of two bear cubs at the Corner Bar. They are hanging out of a cardboard Blatz Beer box. The caption below reads, "A Shot & a Beer & a...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View along shoreline of wooden rowboats pulled up at the landing, and a boathouse with a second-story porch at the Eagle Knob Resort on Lake Owen. There is...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Interior view of part of the lobby at Castle Garden Resort on Lake Namakagon. A large stone fireplace is on the left with elegant chairs on the right. The...

Date: 1952 

Description: This 1952 map of the northern parts of Bayfield and Douglas counties, Wisconsin, shows points established by E.T. Sweet in 1877, road points confirmed by S...


The Court

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View from above of spectators watching men play doubles tennis at a downtown tennis court. There is a water tower in the background.

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: Fishing net and boat dock on shoreline.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of family members dressed in bathing suits, sitting on rock strewn incline in front of a cottage. One man is dressed in trousers and sh...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of three people and a dog on a dirt road with cabins among the birch trees on the right. Labeled as "Cabins among the birches - Virginia Beach on Lake...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View looking down stairway on steep hill with a rock wall at the lake and dock. Boats and an adult and child are visible on the dock.

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.


Indian Bowl

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the exterior of the "Indian Bowl," a venue for powwows. A Native American woman is standing in front next to the totems.


Description: View from the shoreline of Nature Lovers Paradise resort looking out over the water of Jackson Lake with trees on the opposite shoreline. Text describing t...

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: View from water of sandstone cliffs and caves on Lake Superior shoreline.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View down hill of Pigeon Lake with four boats at the dock. Trees surround the lake at Pigeon Lake Organization Camp in the Chequamegon National Forest.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Cabins around Lyndale Bay of Upper Eau Claire Lake.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Two men standing near cabins looking at Upper Eau Claire Lake.

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: 1935 ca.

Description: View from road of Congregational Church.

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