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Little Bohemia

Little Bohemia | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Exterior view of Little Bohemia Restaurant and Lodge with multiple vehicles parked out front.
DESCRIPTION
Exterior view of Little Bohemia Restaurant and Lodge with multiple vehicles parked out front.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:53880
Creation Date: 1930
Creator Name:Born, Allan
City:Manitowish Waters
County:Vilas
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Allan Born photographs, circa 1930 - circa 1940
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:M2005.099.601, Box 2
Original Dimensions:7 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is from a collection of photographs taken by Alan Born, a former jeweler and photographer from Ashland, Wisconsin. The negatives and photographs are of resorts, nature, and recreational activities in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Born's father, Elias, got him his start in photography, and Alan began making postcards from his photographs during the Depression era when his jewelry business was in decline.

In April of 1934, the John Dillinger gang is rumored to have needed a place to hide out. One of them suggested the Little Bohemia summer resort in northern Wisconsin. The lodge had been built a few years earlier by Emil Wanatka, an emigrant of Bohemia, who had become friendly with bootleggers and gangsters during Prohibition.

SUBJECTS
Architecture
Commercial buildings
Trees
Business enterprises
Cities and towns
Outdoor photography
Resorts
Restaurants
Taverns (Inns)
Automobile parking
Automobiles

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