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Radisson Cabin

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of the Radisson cabin, the first house built by a white man in Wisconsin. It was built between 1650 and 1660 on Chequamegon Bay, in the vicinit...


Lakeside Scenes

Date: 1932-09-19 

Description: Four views near Lake Superior including two scenes of boats and docks near the ore docks, a bathing scene showing a group of people swimming in the lake an...

Date: 1886 

Description: This map shows north and south ore veins, landownership, railroads, rivers, and township grid in parts of Ashland County, Wis. and Ontonagon County, Mich....

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Hull Cottage, also known as Coole Park Manor, on Madeline Island.

Map or Atlas

Map of La Pointe

Date: 1834 ca.

Description: This copy of an 1834 map in the American Fur Company's papers held by the New-York Historical Society shows an outline of Chequamegon Bay and Madeline Isla...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fisherman standing on frozen Lake Superior holding a lake trout, leaning on snowshoes.

Date: 1915 

Description: Group of people setting up for a picnic on a beach at Apostle Island.

Date: 1936-08 

Description: Trail through Copper Falls State Park along the west bluff, through virgin hemlock timber.


Rustic Stairway

Date: 1940 

Description: People descending a rustic stairway leading down to the trail along the Bad River.


Dill Hall

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Front view of Dill Hall at Northland College.


G.W. Peck's Store

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Front view of G.W. Peck's Store. The signs on the building read "Globe Steam Laundry" and the text below the photograph reads "Conover & Porter, Architect...


Cottage Grocery

Date: 1935 ca.

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

Date: 1937 

Description: Old Mission Inn on shoreline of Lake Superior, taken from end of dock. The Old Mission Inn was razed in 1965.

Date: 1948-12 

Description: Two men docking a ferry boat at La Pointe in December. Ferry service closed two days after this photograph was taken.



Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Tintype (ferrotype) portrait of Shadomo, or Dirty Pelican, a Chippewa (Ojibwa) from the Odanah Reservation near Ashland.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Madeline Island logging camp near Big Bay. Men preparing logs for a building, with three log buildings in background.

Date: 1958 

Description: The Madeline Island Historical Museum behind a "pencil" designed fence.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Ojibwa man shooting an arrow at the sky. The man is wearing buckskin leggings, a beaded apron, and porcupine roach. Two arrows are stuck in the ground besi...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the ship "Alex B. Uhrig" in the process of coal unloading on the Reiss Coal Dock No. 2.

Date: 1939 

Description: Man looking at a map of Copper Falls State Park, which is on display to assist visitors.

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