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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.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of Hougton Point and Bayfield from Madeline Island.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Cable, in northern Wisconsin. Text at foot reads, "Airplane View of Cable, Wis. 244."

Photograph

Mount Valhalla

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of Mount Valhalla during the winter near Washburn. There is a building and a few automobiles parked at the bottom of a large hill covered in snow. The...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View from water of a woman wearing a bathing suit sitting on the dock in front of a cabin. Five people stand on the porch of the cabin looking out over the...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Winter scene with a V-blade snowplow from the front plowing snow from a road. The snow is billowing to the left side of the road in a large arc. Trees are...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Elevated view of one automobile parked on Main Street near a park (the Legion Memorial Park), trees, an American flag, street lights, and various buildings...

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Description: Exterior view of the Poplars Cottage surrounded by trees, part of Nature Lovers Paradise on Jackson Lake. Text above the photograph says, "The POPLARS ---...

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Description: View of a man paddling a canoe with a woman sitting in the front holding an umbrella and white water lily. The canoe says "Nature Lovers Paradise." Text de...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View over water of the shoreline, stone steps, and the A.F. Boyd cabin or lake home amongst trees.

Photograph

Pureair Sanatorium

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Pureair Sanatorium, a tuberculosis sanatorium.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View of a man flying an airplane low over the airfield. He is wearing goggles and waving at the photogarpher. In the background is a barn and trees.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Russian Orthodox Church, a white clapboard building with onion dome detail on the roof.

Date: 1904 

Description: Composite photograph of views of seven Washburn churches, including Mehtodist Church, Swedish Mission Church, Congregational Church, Norwegian Lutheran Chu...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: This map, which highlights the land for sale by the Rust-Owen Lumber Company in the towns of Drummond, Cable and Grandview, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, sho...

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

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Description: View down center of Rittenhouse Avenue with Lake Superior in the distance. The street is lined with businesses, sidewalks and lampposts.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of a fishing boat in Lake Superior with tourists on board. There is an island on the horizon.

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Description: View of a woman wearing a bathing suit and hat holding up a heavy line full of fish caught at Nature Lovers Paradise resort on Jackson Lake.

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Description: Three women stand on the shore in front of the steamer Barker at Devil's Island natural dock.

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