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Image of 1957.086.008 - Map

1957.086.008 - Map

Map titled "North American Sheet IV Lake Superior Reduced from the Admiralty Survey," Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Drawn by J & C Walker. Published Nov. 1, 1832 by Baldwin & Cradock, 47 Paternoster Row, London. The map features Lake Superior in the center, with "Upper Canada," outlined in purple, to the north, and "Chippewa," outlined in green, to the south. The perimeter of the map contains lines of latitude and longitude. The scale used for distance is located on the outside of the map's right border.

Image of 1959.328.005 - Chart, Navigational

1959.328.005 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "Lake Superior," that was compiled and published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service. The polyconic projection is drawn at a scale of 1:547,160 and shows the entire lake area from Duluth, Minnesota, to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Land areas are shown in pale yellow. Lake areas are shown in white and light blue. Distances are given in statute miles. Soundings for lake depths are given in fathoms. Lines of latitude and longitude are shown in black. Major lighthouses along the shoreline are also noted.

Image of 1960.001.071 - Chart, Navigational

1960.001.071 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "Huron Bay and Huron Islands, Lake Superior." The area was surveyed "under the direction of Brvt. Brig. Genl. W. F. Raynolds" and was published in 1869. The chart was drawn at a scale of 1:30,000 and covers about 50 miles along the north shore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Baraga and Marquette Counties. The chart shows information such as soundings in feet, lake bottom characteristics, shoreline details, lighthouses, lines of latitude/longitude, and sailing directions. The chart was printed in black ink on white paper and was published by the Corps of Engineers. An adhesive label near the lower left corner shows "Detroit, Mar. 5th, 1884, Presented

Image of 1960.001.079 - Chart, Navigational

1960.001.079 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "Lake Superior," that was compiled and published by the U. S. Lake Survey (War Department, Corps of Engineers). The polyconic projection is drawn at a scale of 1:500,000 and shows the entire lake area from Duluth, Minnesota, to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Land areas are shown in pale yellow. Lake areas are shown in white and light blue. Distances are given in statute miles. Soundings for lake depths are given in fathoms (white areas) and in feet (blue areas). Lines of latitude and longitude are shown in black. Major lighthouses along the shoreline are also noted.

Image of 2002.036.010 - Menu

2002.036.010 - Menu

Half-folded J.L. Hudson Company Dining Rooms menu, dated July 20, 1949, bearing the painting "Ore Docks at Marquette," by Joe Jones on the front cover surrounded by a blue border. The painting depicts freighters at the ore docks in one of Marquette's harbors and was part of the Michigan on Canvas touring exhibit put together by the J.L. Hudson Company. A passage on the back cover explains both the exhibit and the painting. Within the menu is divided into the sections "Soups and Appetizers," "Shopper's Luncheon One Dollar," "Sandwiches," "Desserts," "Fruits," "Hudson Made Ice Cream and Sundaes," and "Beverages." A note along the bottom of the menu's interior informs, "Detroit's Police Depa

Image of 2013.042.487 - Chart, Navigational

2013.042.487 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "Preliminary Chart of Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior." The chart was "Surveyed and drawn under the direction of Capt. J. N. Macomb, Topl. Engrs. [Topographical Engineers] by Lieut. W. F. Raynolds, Topl Engrs., Assisted by J. U. Mueller, D. F. Henry, and J. Wallace, 1855" with "Aids to navigation corrected to February 29, 1889." The chart was drawn at a scale of 1:5,000 and covers about 2 miles of the shoreline along Lake Superior in the vicinity of Eagle Harbor, Michigan. The town of Eagle Harbor is shown along with an inset drawing that shows the approach to the harbor. The chart includes information such as soundings in feet, lake bottom characteristics, l

Image of 2013.042.898 - Chart, Navigational

2013.042.898 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "West End of Lake Superior, Little Girls Point, Mich., to Silver Bay, Minn., Including the Apostle Islands," that was compiled and published by the Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Lake Survey. The chart (No. 96) is a polyconic projection and is drawn at a scale of 1:120,000. It shows the west end of Lake Superior with the coverage area as indicated in the title. Inset charts are shown in the lower left corner area for Port Wing, Wisconsin; Cornucopia, Wisconsin; and Knife River, Minnesota. Land areas are shaded in pale yellow. Lake areas are shown in white and light blue depending upon water depths which are shown in feet. Distances are given in statute m

Image of 2013.042.917 - Chart, Navigational

2013.042.917 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "East End of Lake Superior - From Cape Gargantua. Ont., to Mouth of Big Two Hearted River, Mich., Including Whitefish Bay and Head of St. Mary's River." The chart was compiled and published as part of the Survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes (War Department, Corps of Engineers). It is a polyconic projection and is drawn at a scale of 1:120,000. Land areas are shaded in pale yellow with black and gray shading for various geographic features. Deep water areas of the lake are shown in white and shallow area are shown in pale blue shading. Distances are given in statute miles. Soundings for lake depths are given in fathoms and feet. Lines of latitu

Image of 2015.065.001 - Postcard

2015.065.001 - Postcard

One postcard entitled "Steamer HORACE JOHNSON Loading Ore Two Harbors, MINN. E-62". The postcard shows a black and white photographic image of the freighter HORACE JOHNSON at the ore loading dock in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The freighter is viewed off of its port side. Photograph credited to Mckenzie Photo.

Image of 2015.065.002 - Postcard

2015.065.002 - Postcard

One postcard entitled "Steamer A.H. FERBERT Two Harbors, MINN." The Postcard shows a black and white photographic image of the freighter A.H. FERBERT in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The freighter is depicted under power, with a shore in the background.

Image of W1954.012.002 - Chart, Navigational

W1954.012.002 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "Lake Superior Chart No. 1" that was compiled and published as part of the Survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes (War Department, Corps of Engineers). It was "projected from a Trigonometrical Survey" that was executed under the orders of Lt. Col. W. F. Raynolds and Major C. B. Comstock of the Corps of Engineers as well as from local surveys done by Capt. J. N. Macomb, Capt. G. G. Meade, and Col. J. D. Graham of the Corps of Engineers. The chart is drawn at a scale of 1:400,000 and shows the eastern end of Lake Superior from Grand Island to White Fish Bay, Michigan. Land areas are shaded in various gray textures based upon existing land characteristi

Image of W1954.012.005 - Chart, Navigational

W1954.012.005 - Chart, Navigational

One navigational chart entitled, "Lake Superior Chart No. 3" that was compiled and published as part of the Survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes (War Department, Corps of Engineers). It was "Projected from a Trigonometrical Survey" that was executed under the orders of Lt. Col. W. F. Raynolds and Major C. B. Comstock of the Corps of Engineers as well as from local surveys done by Capt. J. N. Macomb, Capt. G. G. Meade, and Col. J. D. Graham of the Corps of Engineers. The chart is drawn at a scale of 1:400,000 and shows the western end of Lake Superior from Duluth, Minnesota, to the western end of Isle Royale. Land areas are shaded in various gray textures based upon existing land c

Image of 1962.166.015 - Painting

1962.166.015 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy, of a view between two of the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Three gulls fly over the water in the foreground. "Among the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, July 19 '80," and "No. 17" are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.016 - Painting

1962.166.016 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy, of a view on the water among Lake Superior's Apostle Islands to the east of Bayfield. "Apostle Islands, East of Bayfield, Monday Morn. July 19, 80" is handwritten on the verso. A pencil drawing captioned, "A Houghton girl on board the "MANISTEE" Sunday July 10," is also on the verso. The girl is depicted seated in a chair on the steamer's promenade.

Image of 1962.166.017 - Painting

1962.166.017 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy, of a view on the water among Lake Superior's Apostle Islands to the north of Bayfield. "Brown Stone Quarry on this Island. Apostle Islands, 4 miles north of Bayfield," and "No. 11" are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.018 - Painting

1962.166.018 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy, of a view of a lighthouse to the southeast of Bayfield, presumably the first La Pointe Light on Madeline Island. "Lighthoouse opposite Bayfield looking south, Apostile Islands," and "No. 16" are handwritten on the verso, along with a small sketch of clouds.

Image of 1962.166.020 - Painting

1962.166.020 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy of a view to the southeast from the Northwestern Hotel in Marquette. Fir trees stand on the shore in the foreground, and beyond lies Harbor Basin. "Looking Southeast across the Bay, Marquette L.S. from in front of 'Northwestern Hotel' room July 1880," and "No. 7" are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.021 - Painting

1962.166.021 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy of an eastward view from behind a lighthouse in Marquette, of a rocky shore and Lake Superior beyond "Back of northern light house, Marquette, looking east [...] Lake," and "No. 8" are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.022 - Painting

1962.166.022 - Painting

Five small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy of Lake Superior's Pictured Rocks, on a single sheet of cardstock. Three views are on the recto, and two are on the verso. Grand Portal is depicted from three different angles on the recto, with the caption, "'Grand Portal', 'Pictured Rocks,' L.S. July, 1880, 185 ft. high." The paintings on the verso are labeled, "Archway in Pictured Rocks, near waterfall, July 1880, 5:30 P.M.," and "July 1880, 'Pictured Rocks,' just past Grand Portal coming down, 5 P.M." "No. 1 5 sketches," is also handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.023 - Painting

1962.166.023 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy of Grand Portal, part of the Pictured Rocks along Lake Superior. "No. 18, 'Pictured Rocks' 8 miles away, looking at 'Grand Portal,' 185 ft. high from water. Pictured Rocks, L.S. Grand Portal, 5 P.M., July 1880," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.024 - Painting

1962.166.024 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy of depicting a southward view from Observation Hill to the northwest of Duluth, Minnesota. Two bridges run above the edge of the bay, along side a dock, in the foreground. One bridge is a rail bridge, and a train is shown traveling along it. Several ships are in the bay. Smoke rises from a smokestack on the point near the center of the frame. Superior City is shown in the background on the left. "No. 4," and "Looking south from Hill (about 700 or 800 ft. high) N.W. of Duluth, Minn. L.S. Superior City to the left in the distance and saw mill in middle distance," are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 1962.166.025 - Painting

1962.166.025 - Painting

Small watercolor landscape painting by Frank C. Bracy of depicting a view from Observation Hill to the northwest of Duluth, Minnesota of the mouth of the St. Louis River at Lake Superior. A forest extends from the foreground to the water in the distance. "No. 3," and "Head of Lake Superior at mouth of St. Louis River from Hill near Duluth, 700 ft high," are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2012.022.413 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.413 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse in Eagle Harbor Township, Michigan, overlooking Lake Superior, as taken from the shore to the southwest. "Cover for June 1974 Wheels," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2012.022.416 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.416 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Superior, as viewed from Fort Wilkins State Park across Copper Harbor to the south. A rocky shore is in the foreground. "Michigan Tourist Council, Credit Line Appreciated, Negative Number 2460, Michigan Tourist Council, Lansing, 26, Michigan," is stamped on the verso, along with the handwritten notes, "File Michigan lighthouses 1971," and "Copper Harbor Lighthouse."

Image of 2012.022.417 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.417 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of a Buick Caballero parked in a field to the northwest of the Big Bay Point Lighthouse, which looms in the distance overlooking Lake Superior. A man stands beside the car's open front driver's side door. A woman is seated in the car's backseat. "Buick 1958, Upper Peninsula," and "Lighthouse at Big Bay, Mich." are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2012.022.418 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.418 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of a Buick Caballero parked in a field to the northwest of the Big Bay Point Lighthouse, which looms in the distance overlooking Lake Superior. A man stands beside the car's front driver's side door. A small wooden railing stands above the shore at the edge of the field. A figure stands beneath some trees on the hill beside the lighthouse. "Big Bay, Michigan," "Upper Peninsula," "4-58," and "Lighthouse on Lake Superior near Big Bay, Mich." are handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2012.022.424 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.424 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse in Marquette overlooking Lake Superior, as viewed from a boat. A man onboard the boat, wearing a cap, peers out toward the light in the foreground. "Marquette Lighthouse," is handwritten on the verso. The indentations from an erased, note written in pencil, which read, "used in Motor News June 1952," are also visible in the verso.

Image of 2012.022.435 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.435 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the front of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, overlooking Copper Harbor on Lake Superior, taken from the northwest. Several marks have been made on the edges of the photo in red grease pencil, including a large letter "F," in the lower right corner. "Copper Harbor Light was erected in 1884," is typewritten on a caption pasted to the verso. A handwritten note on the verso also indicates that the image was used in the June 1964 issue of "Motor News," on page 13.

Image of 2012.022.432 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.432 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Stannard Rock Lighthouse located atop a reef in Lake Superior, as viewed from a boat. Several lighthouse tenders are visible on the base of the structure. A stamp on the verso credits the photo to Kenneth S. Lowe of Marquette, Michigan. "Motor News 9-58," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2012.022.433 - Print, Photographic

2012.022.433 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Rock of Ages Lighthouse marking a small island off the western tip of Isle Royale in Lake Superior, as taken from a boat. Two lighthouse keepers are visible on the platform around the base of the lighthouse. Part of the boat carrying the photographer is visible in the lower left corner. "Please credit Official U.S. Coast Guard Photograph, Ninth Coast Guard District, Cleveland, Ohio, Photo No. 090557-10," is stamped on the verso. A handwritten note on the verso indicates that the photo was used in the June 1964 issue of "Motor News" on page 13.