Description: Interior view of the chapel in St. Joseph Orphan Home.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows streets, railroads, dock and harbor lines, and parks. The map includes population tables for 1880, 1890, 1900.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of a barn, built between about 1875 and 1876.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Big Manitou Falls on the Black River. This waterfall reportedly was called "Gitchee Monido" by the Ojibwa, which means "Falls of the Great Spirit."

Date: 1893-04 

Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.

Date: 1891 

Description: This map shows railroads, electric street railways, block numbers, docks, roads, parks, light houses, selected buildings, and sites for manufacturers. The...

Date: 1985 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Duluth-Superior Bridge, officially named in honor of Richard I. Bong, World War II's Ace of Aces, who hailed from nearby Poplar, Wiscons...

Date: 1883 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Superior, county seat of Douglas County, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of points of interest.



Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A windmill built as a co-operative enterprise by area Finnish settlers about 1910 and now preserved as a tourist attraction. The windmill is located about...


Tower Avenue

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Tower Avenue.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of Lottie Porter, wife of Frank Long, sitting in a chair. Her head is turned to the right in profile. She wears a high-collared wh...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label for Northern Pale brewed by Northern Brewing Company. The label depicts a lake scene with evergreen trees in the background and the round Northern Be...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: This map of Douglas County, Wisconsin, published around the beginning of the 20th century shows the copper bearing formations in the county on a map that a...

Date: 1977-02 

Description: A side room in the synagogue, with a bench and a chair in the foreground, and a cabinet with glass windows against the wall in the background.


Superior Depot

Date: 1939-09-10 

Description: View down railroad tracks towards the Central Avenue depot and the railroad crossing.

Date: 1960 

Description: Rabbi Mayer Relles after performing a wedding.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View of a lighthouse.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of the Brule River flowing through the forest. Some trees show autumn color. Text below reads "Brule River State Park, Wisconsin. Scene...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Several men are working with logs and equipment in Brule River State Forest.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Douglas County Courthouse.

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