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Portrait of Peter Dean, Mayor 1875, 1880, Duluth, Minnesota

Peter Dean was born in New York City in 1828 and worked in a number of professions in several towns around Michigan before moving to Duluth. He was elected to office twice, once as Mayor of the City of Duluth (1875) and again as President of the Village of Duluth (1880). Though neither of his terms lasted more than a year, he was well-remembered...
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View of Duluth from Northern Pacific Docks, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord shows a view of Duluth and the eastern hillside taken from the Northern Pacific dock about 1880. This is a variation of "dul917-76-d888.6" and "dul917-76-d888.9." ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Scenery at the Head of Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord shows a view of Duluth and the eastern hillside taken from the Northern Pacific dock about 1880. This is a duplicate of "dul917-76-d888.9" and "dul917-76-d888.10." ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Scenery at the Head of Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord shows a view of Duluth and the eastern hillside taken from the Northern Pacific dock about 1880. This is a variation of "dul917-76-d888.6" and "dul917-76-d888.10." ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Scenery at the Head of Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota

This is a photograph by Paul B. Gaylord showing Duluth in the 1880s taken from the western hillside. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Chester Creek, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph is a view of Chester Creek in Duluth from the 1880s. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Temple Baptist Church, Duluth, Minnesota

Exterior of the Temple Baptist Church including front entrance and sign. ~ Photo Credit: The History Center, Archives of Bethel University and Converge Worldwide - BGC
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Looking South down Garfield Avenue to the First Presbyterian Church and Railroad Roundhouse, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord from the 1880s or early 1890s looks to the south from Duluth's hillside to Rice's Point and shows the 1871 railroad roundhouse to the east of Garfield Avenue and the steeple of Second Presbyterian Church at 1515 West Superior Street. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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View of hillside from Superior Street approaching Third Avenue west, Duluth, Minnesota

View of Duluth hillside from Superior street approaching third avenue west; Duluth Carriage Works; church behind Carriage Works is original First Methodist third avenue west and second street erected 1870 ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Early city scene from Point of Rocks, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph shows Duluth from approximately 1880 viewed from the western hillside, with two churches and Elevator A visible. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Neighborhoods of Duluth: Central Hillside, Luke Marvin house, Duluth, Minnesota

Neighborhoods of Duluth, Central Hillside; Luke Marvin House. The Marvins were an early Duluth family and long associated with First Presbyterian Church and Duluth government and development. Queen Anne style house includes a wrap around porch with a child and a woman on the steps. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A....
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View in Duluth Lake Superior Minnesota Scenery

View of downtown Duluth and Minnesota Point from third street; Hayes Block; lighthouse; fences houses ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Fire department staff and pumpers, Duluth, Minnesota

Seven uniformed fire department staff; two engines on wagons; one child; all posed in front of a fire station ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Portrait of Fredrick B. Johnson, Duluth, Minnesota

Fredrick Johnson in play clothes and hat with a penny farthing bicycle in photography studio. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Portrait of Sarah Burger Stearns, Duluth, Minnesota

A head and shoulders portrait of Sarah B. Stearns as a young woman. Stearns was an advocate of women's suffrage and was the first woman to serve on the Duluth School Board. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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G. Poirier Boot Store, Duluth, Minnesota

Northwest corner of Lake avenue and Superior street shoe and boot store of G. Poirier; workers; street; boardwalk; aprons; signs like boots; adjacent businesses ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Lumber scow "Vinland" at dock, Duluth, Minnesota

Loaded lumber scow VINLAND at dock ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Panton & White Lakeside Dray delivery wagon, Duluth, Minnesota

Lakeside Dray; Panton and White delivery wagon and horse team; workers; boy. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View from Point of Rocks looking west, Duluth, Minnesota

View from Point of Rocks with man looking west past Rice's point to harbor; houses; west end ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of harbor from west end hillside, Duluth, Minnesota

View of harbor from west end hillside; Rice's Point; small businesses; two signs for furniture ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Camile Poirier Boots and Shoes Store, Duluth, Minnesota

Lower side of Superior street Boot and Shoe store of C. Poirier; workers; awning; shoes hanging by laces in front of store ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of hillside from Lake at Fourth Avenue east, Duluth, Minnesota

View of Duluth; Elevator A at fourth avenue east; First Presbyterian third avenue east and second ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Men standing by horse-drawn sleigh loaded with timber, Eagle Bend, Minnesota

Men standing beside horse-drawn sleigh loaded with oak logs cut by Clough Brothers and Hartley for St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
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Men standing by oxen-drawn sleigh loaded with timber, Eagle Bend, Minnesota

Men standing beside oxen-drawn sleigh loaded with oak logs cut by Clough Brothers and Hartley for St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
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Men standing by oxen-drawn sleigh loaded with timber, Eagle Bend, Minnesota

Men standing beside oxen-drawn sleigh loaded with oak logs cut by Clough Brothers and Hartley for St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
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Union Passenger Depot, Duluth, Minnesota

Original frame building that was replaced by the 1892 Union Depot that still stands. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Portrait of Johnson children, Duluth, Minnesota

Fredrick and Emeline Louise Johnson portrait in photography studio ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Duluth's volunteer fire department, Duluth, Minnesota

uniformed volunteer fire department on Clark house porch; 75; boy and dog; sign for vessel St. Paul to Detroit ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of the hull of the tugboat "Amethyst" in Duluth Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord shows the wrecked hull of the tugboat "Amethyst," which was wrecked nine miles east of Beaver Bay about 1881, docked in front of Williams & Upton, contractors for river and harbor improvements, on Minnesota Point at Buchanan Street. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Chambers' quarry at Fond du Lac, Minnesota

Chambers' quarry at Fond du Lac ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Chambers' quarry at Fond du Lac, Minnesota

Michael E. Chambers' sandstone quarry at Fond du Lac; St. Louis river; buildings and equipment; brownstone ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Streetcar barn, Duluth, Minnesota

Streetcar barn; Dinky and mules; workmen and boys; barrels; girl with lunch pail; street ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Michigan Street Businesses, Duluth, Minnesota

An early Fitzsimmons warehouse. Fitzsimmons was a dealer in fruit and perishable commodities. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Streetcar pulled by mules, Duluth, Minnesota

Streetcar pulled by mules; Dinky car number 5; streetcar with passenger on Duluth street; Misfit Clothing Parlor ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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John Drew Merchant Tailor, Duluth, Minnesota

John Drew merchant tailor's sign is in this business window. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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W. G. Willis Block, Duluth, Minnesota

W. G. Willis Block; 219 West Superior; Boston One Price Clothing House; identified men ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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New York Boot and Shoe Store, Duluth, Minnesota

New York Boot and Shoe Store and identified workers; aprons; boots hanging by laces in front of door; awning; open window with women and girl; boy; boardwalk ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View looking east from above Fourth Street, Duluth, Minnesota

View of Duluth looking east from above fourth street; man with cow; Washington elementary school; elevators A and 1 ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of Duluth, Minnesota in 1883, Population 13,000

View of Duluth, Minnesota 1883 Population 13,000 photograph of a lithograph illustration drawn by H. Wellge; Bird's Eye View ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Horsecars, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking east from Point of Rocks at horsecars on Superior Street in Duluth, Minnesota. Building at right between the horsecars is the carbarn at 11th Avenue West. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Streetcar Museum
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Horsecars, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking west from Fifth Avenue West at horsecars on Superior Street in Duluth, Minnesota. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Streetcar Museum
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Constructing Grand Opera House, Duluth, Minnesota

Building site at Fourth Avenue West and Superior Street. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Horsecar barn on Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota

Horsecar barn at Superior Street and 11th Avenue West in Duluth, Minnesota. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Streetcar Museum
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Horsecars on Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking east from Fifth Avenel West at horsecars on Superior Street, in Duluth, Minnesota. ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Streetcar Museum
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View of downtown Duluth from about Second Street and Lake Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota

Downtown Duluth from about second street and Lake avenue; houses and fences; fire hall number one; high school tower ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Central High School Class of 1893, Duluth, Minnesota

Second graduating class of 29 young men and women from Central High school. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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"Ella G. Stone" anchored in Burlington Bay, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Image of the tugboat, Ella G. Stone, anchored off of the rocky shoreline in Burlington Bay. The Ella G. Stone was the first Duluth and Iron Range Company Tug used to supply workers and materials to build railroads and ore docks in Two Harbors (1883-1896). ~ Photo Credit: Lake County Historical Society
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Merchants Hotel coated in ice after a fire, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord shows the Merchant's Hotel, 202-204 West Superior Street in Duluth after a fire on February 28, 1884. The hotel was designed by architect George Wirth and built in 1882. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Neighborhoods of Duluth: Central Hillside, Duluth, Minnesota

Central Hillside; looking down Third Avenue West from above Third Street; business district; Minnesota Point; residences; schools; summer ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

Lutes Steam Laundry was located at 212 Lake Avenue South and, later, other addresses. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of Duluth waterfront commerce near Lake Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota

Waterfront slip at foot of Lake avenue near Buchanan street; coal deck; vessel Emerald; Minnesota Point houses; William Up ham and Co dredges and tugs; railroad cars; Northwestern Lime Co ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Dry Goods Store, Duluth, Minnesota

Exterior view of the W. W. Spalding dry goods store on Superior Street. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Grand Opera House Lake Superior Scenery, Duluth, Minnesota

Grand Opera House building showing intersection of fourth avenue west and Superior street; people; horse and carriage ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of early Duluth's West End northwest from Elevator, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by F.A. Taylor shows the Duluth hillside from below Superior Street and between 3rd and 4th Avenues East; probably from the late 1880s, it shows First Presbyterian Church (built in 1870) in the upper left corner, at 231 East 2nd Street. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Sisters who taught in various schools in Duluth, Minnesota

Schools in north-central Minnesota (1871-1909). Some of the sisters teaching in Duluth before the separation of the Duluth sisters from St. Benedict's in St. Joseph are identified as follows. Top Row - left to right: S. Catherine Siefner, Clementine Jastrzenska, Florentine Cannon, Augustine Terhaar, Margaret Dellwo (Delleveaux); (Bottom Row -...
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View of hillside from railroad spur, Duluth, Minnesota

View of Duluth hillside from railroad spur ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View in Duluth from Rice's Point on Garfield Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota

This photograph by Paul B. Gaylord, taken from the Duluth hillside, shows Rice's Point, Garfield Avenue, and the harbor ca. 1885. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library
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Tugboat "Ella G. Stone," Two Harbors, Minnesota

Duluth and Iron Range railroad's ELLA G STONE tug moved train cars to Two Harbors from Duluth until 1886; she was named after railroad president's wife; schooner E M Peck; ore dock ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Elevators, Duluth, Minnesota

Elevator number one (renamed E) at left and Elevator A at right; Elevator D in middleground; schooner; see 221.1 ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Cutting Ice, Duluth, Minnesota

Ice dealers position their processing business on the waterfront. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

View from Third Avenue West. Superior street is at the right. The People's Theater is at 17-19 West Second Avenue. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Oppel Building, Duluth, Minnesota

Horse drawn wagons in front of Oppel building at 119-121 east Superior street; Wirth and Traphagen building built in 1889 by C. H. Oppel grocer; people in windows; women and children; workers; signs; razed in 1987 ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Portrait of Sister Alexia Kerst, Duluth, Minnesota

An 1885 photograph of Sister Alexia (Mary Martha) Kerst (1856-1916), the sister of Mother Scholastica. She was born in St. Paul, MN, and entered St. Benedict's Convent in St. Joseph, MN, in 1878. She was the first administrator of St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, ND. She came to Duluth with the other foundresses of the Duluth Benedictine...
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Grand Opera House, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking east from Fourth Avenue West. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Building with people and gazebo, Duluth, Minnesota

Unidentified three-story building with people and gazebo may be hotel at second avenue east ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Elevator A in winter, Duluth, Minnesota

Broadside view of Elevator A in winter; elevator number one or E behind A and D at right; four children and a dog on ice ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Lake Superior White Fish and Trout, Duluth, Minnesota

Identified men and child cobble beach commercial fishing Grand Marais birchbark canoe a boat gear fish barrel child ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Firefighters and equipment at Fire Hall Number Eight, Duluth, Minnesota

Firefighters and three horse drawn wagons with equipment at fire hall number eight; Central avenue and Cody street ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Picnickers at Big Island on the St. Louis River, near Duluth, Minnesota

Outing men women and children on Big Island in St. Louis river; stringer of trout; dog; wine; picnic basket; flowers; fishing pole; dock ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Looking east on Superior Street from Fourth Avenue west, Duluth, Minnesota

Superior street from fourth avenue west; Grand Opera house; construction materials; American Exchange bank ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Chandler Mine, Ely, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; headframe; miners and equipment; part of Chandler mine at Ely Minnesota ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Dump at Chandler Mine, Ely, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; dump at Chandler mine Ely; miners; equipment ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Ojibwe Indian school and children, Grand Portage, Minnesota

Ojibwe Indian school building; boys and girls in western dress holding textbooks; geography text; one adult man ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Ojibwe people, cemetery and church, Grand Portage, Minnesota

Ojibwe adults and children in western dress near cemetery and steepled church building; spirit houses; large cross. Grand Portage ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Ojibwe people, Grand Portage, Minnesota

Joseph Caribou and family; nine people; three young children; birch trees and birchbark teepee; tent; western dress ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Ojibwe women holding sticks to play Double Ball, Grand Portage, Minnesota

Five young Ojibwe women in western dresses each holding a wooden stick used to play Double Ball. Double Ball is a woman's game that resembles Lacrosse. The women are identified as wives of John Druilard. Two frame buildings and Lake Superior are visble in the background. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library,...
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Stockpiles at Minnesota mines, near Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range; underground mining; miners and equipment; tramming and stone stockpile near Tower Minnesota; horse and wagon ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Stone Mine, Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; miners and equipment; Stone Mine Mountain Iron Company at Tower ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Underground mine on Vermilion Range, Ely or Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; miners; equipment ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Underground mine on Vermilion Range, Ely or Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; miners and equipment ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Underground mine on Vermilion Range, Ely or Tower, Minnesota

Vermillion iron range underground mining; miners; drills; equipment ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Underground mine on Vermilion Range, Ely or Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; miners; equipment; the home of Bessemer ore near Tower Minnesota ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Underground mining on Vermilion Iron Range, Ely or Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; equipment ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Underground mining, Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; miners and equipment; tramming and stone stockpile near Tower Minnesota ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Vermilion Range, Mine Number 8, Tower, Minnesota

Vermilion iron range underground mining; miners and equipment; Minnesota Mine No 8 ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Neighborhoods of Duluth: West Duluth, Winness house, Duluth, Minnesota

West Duluth; Winness house; Sixtieth Avenue West and Highland Street; people in yard include Anna Cole, Clara Wade, Henry Sampson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Winness, Mr. and Mrs. L. Winness, Mae Winness, John Winness; witch's hat; fence; horse and buggy; balcony; porch; houses; laundry in background; spring; children; baby; baby carriage ~ Photo Credit:...
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View from Fourth Avenue east to about Lake Avenue from about Fifth Street, Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth from fourth avenue east to about Lake avenue from about fifth street; Elevator A stack; Zenith Bottling ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Workmen on the Duluth, Huron and Denver Railroad, Pope County, Minnesota

Men and horses grading a bed for the Duluth, Huron and Denver Railroad. The railroad was never completed. The men were farmers from Grove Lake, Minnesota. Bert Falkner is in the lower right hand corner. ~ Photo Credit: Pope County Historical Society
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Duluth Toboggan and Snowshoe Association, Duluth, Minnesota

Parade of members of the Toboggan and Snowshoe Association in their white hats and coats along Superior Street in downtown Duluth. The orignal image was taken February 22, 1886 by Carl Thiel and Edward H. Foster and was later copied by Hugh McKenzie. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota...
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Neighborhoods of Duluth: East Hillside, Melvin Forbes house, Duluth, Minnesota

East Hillside; Melvin Forbes house 530 East Second Street; side view; witch's hat; lawn; wrought iron fence ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Neighborhoods of Duluth: East Hillside, Melvin Forbes house, Duluth, Minnesota

East Hillside; Melvin Forbes house 530 East Second Street; winter; snow; chimneys; brick building; witch's hat architectural feature ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Model Restaurant business, Duluth, Minnesota

The Model Restaurant business and workers and little girl; identified workers; 20 west Superior street; was the John Gilbert restaurant in 1886 for three years and sold it; child is his daughter; signs in window for ice cream; food in window; children ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota...
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Troy Laundry Wagon, Duluth, Minnesota

A group of children surround a horse-drawn wagon from Troy Laundry. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Board of Trade Building 2540, Duluth, Minnesota

Original Board of Trade Building built in 1885; horses and carriage; people ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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View of downtown and waterfront from Fourth Street, Duluth, Minnesota

View of downtown Duluth from Lake avenue to fourth avenue west from fourth street; Pilgrim church construction ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Hamilton & Hicken House Sign and Carriage Painting business, Duluth, Minnesota

Alex Hamilton and William Hicken painting business building 17 Fifth Avenue West. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Nellie Weiss Bondy in her wedding dress, Duluth, Minnesota

A duplicate portrait photograph of Nellie Weiss Bondy in her wedding dress. Nellie Weiss married Louis Bondy in 1886: the event is reputed to have been the first Jewish wedding in Duluth. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
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"Ossifrage" at Weiland Docks, Beaver Bay, Minnesota

Image taken from bluff above bay showing passenger steamer "Ossifrage" at dock. Large dock owned by the Weiland Family, a prosperous family that owned and operated a lumber company out of Beaver Bay (1860-1883). Note the group of men and women of the village standing next to a tipi in the image foreground. Weiland homestead on hill above the...
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American Exchange Bank, Duluth, Minnesota

American Exchange bank Exchange Building Superior street at third avenue west; brownstone built 1886 Wirth and Traphagen; razed in 1955 ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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Melvin Forbes house, Duluth, Minnesota

House of Melvin Forbes 530 east second street horse drawn carriage and people; dirt street stone curbs ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
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