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    • Aerial Bridge Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1905?
    • This post card was mailed in 1906, but the image is from an earlier year. In the 1890s commercial fishing on Lake Superior was feeding Duluth and the entire Midwest with major operators: A. Booth and Sons (whose sign is visible at the left), Lake...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1906?
    • The post card caption says The Aerial Bridge, Span 393 feet 9 inches, 135 feet high from water line. Cost $100,000. This post card illustration is of a view from the waterfront. At the right is the South Breakwater Inner Light Tower. Houses on...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1904
    • The caption of this post card says Clear span, 400 feet; clear height, 136 feet; total height above water, 186 feet. This view shows the waterfront when it was warehouses and wharves, docks, railroad freight sheds and slips. This view is probably...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • The caption says The Aerial Bridge Span 393 feet 9 inches, 135 feet high from water line, cost $100,000 Duluth, Minn. A few more details that are not on this card are that the Aerial Bridge was completed in February, 1905. The Aerial Bridge...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Aerial Bridge Showing Car, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • During storms water from waves collect in the piers which are designed with drainage gaps so the water runs back into the canal. Here, there is melted snow and a small pack of snow at the base of the pier's walkway that blocks the drainage.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Detail of Car Suspended Car Transfer Over Ship Canal at Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1902-02
    • A side elevation of the car, or gondola, which carried vehicles and people across the canal. The drawing shows: decorative circular metal plate with the word Duluth and floral-like details, wooden wall with windows, open lattice feature. Plan of...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Detail of Car Suspended Car Transfer Over Ship Canal, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1902-02
    • Two detailed drawings of the car, or gondola, which carried vehicles and people across the canal. The drawing shows etched glass, punctured decorative steel plates, electric light fixtures, seats with perforated wood bottoms, maple flooring, glass...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Details of Traveler Suspended Car Transfer Over Ship Canal, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1902-01
    • Detailed drawing of the suspended car, or gondola, and the vertical structure that holds it. This is the element that moves from one side of the bridge to the other above the canal. This transfer car could hold vehicles and people. Normal speed of...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Entrance To Duluth-Superior Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1915?
    • The caption of this post card says The Aerial Bridge, Span 393 feet 9 inches, 135 feet high from water line. Cost $100,000. Entrance to Duluth-Superior Harbor. The white building at the left is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Entrance To Duluth-Superior Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1906?
    • The post card caption says The Aerial Bridge, Span 393 feet 9 inches, 135 feet high from water line. Cost $100,000. This post card illustration is of a view from the Duluth harbor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building at the left and the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Marshall-Wells Hardware Company Duluth

    • 1906?
    • The information on this post card says Crowd leaving bridge; The Aerial Bridge; Miniature Train, White City. Joyland White City was the name of the amusement park at the end of Minnesota Point at Oatka Park. It was named White City based upon the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Steamer Huronic Entering Duluth-Superior Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1915?
    • In 1893, James J. Hill's Northern Steamship Company built 385-foot ocean style passenger steamers. In 1911, the peak year, 80,000 passengers traveled to Lake Superior. After 1920, the number of passenger cruise ships diminished with the advent of...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: U.S. Ship Canal Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Ore boat leaving Duluth. Detroit Publishing Co. was a prolific post card publisher, especially in the U.S. Their cards were published from 1898 to 1933. Using a color process called Phostint, their cards were considered to be very artistic. The...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Whaleback Leaving Duluth-Superior Harbor Loaded With Ore, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Whaleback is an unusual ship design with steel hulls (body of the vessel) and rounded decks (boat, hurricane, main -which is the lowest full-length deck in a ship's hull, and spar are all decks at different levels) which was introduced by the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1914?
    • No. 502 People have always watched the aerial bridge. Engineer C.A.P. Turner, of the Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company of Minneapolis, designed the Ferry Bridge with Suspended Car Transfer in February 1901, meeting federal specifications. ...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Small post card of the aerial lift bridge with the span up and an outbound lake vessel in the canal. On Monday, July 1, 1929, the suspended car made its last trip across the canal. The bridge's modification to operate with a lift span began on...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial Lift Bridge And Ship Canal, Duluth-Superior Harbor

    • 1950?
    • John H. Darling (1847-1942), U.S. Engineer for Duluth-Superior Harbor, oversaw replacement of the original wooden canal piers with concrete piers in 1897. The piers have been maintained and repaired with a major remodeling/rehabilitation in...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: The Famous Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1955?
    • D-5 The caption of this post card says One of the nation's top attractions is Duluth's famous aerial bridge which must be raised for each approaching steamer into the harbor, and stretches the mainland of Duluth to the Minnesota Point which juts...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View with harbor grain elevators,  Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1980?
    • View in spring of the Aerial Bridge with the grain elevators and other harbor industrial and shipping facilities on Rice's Point. Cargill elevators B2 (far left) and B1 (built 1976) are the white structures at the top left. They are reached off...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Bakery interior, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Interior view of a bakery in Minneapolis. The glass cases are full of bakery goods, and store employees stand behind a wooden counter.
    • American Swedish Institute
    • The Bear Facts, May 1937

    • 1937-05
    • Newsletter of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Dayton's Bluff Station in St. Paul, Minnesota.
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Cigar store, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • View of a group of men and women posed in front of a store featuring a sign for Star Cigars. Note on back says "7th St. near Sibley."
    • American Swedish Institute
    • Explore Minnesota Bikeways: Northeast

    • 1986
    • The front side of "Explore Minnesota Bikeways: Northeast" contains: inset maps of Duluth, Cloquet, Hibbing, Virginia, International Falls, and Brainerd; illustrations of the Gunflint Trail Tour Route, Iron Range Tour Route, and Duluth to Two...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Glanville Smith Diary, July 31, 1919 to October 14, 1919

    • 1919-07-31 - 1919-10-14
    • Mr. Smith comments about his adventures while staying at his family's cottage on Grand lake and his impressions about his first month and half as a senior at Tech High.
    • Stearns History Museum
    • Minutes, State Teachers Colleges Board, January 1925 to July 1938

    • 1925 - 1938
    • Publication detailing the evolution, and expansion of the Minnesota's higher education system in the second quarter of the 1900s. The minutes detail the growth of the state teacher colleges and their campuses, the hiring and the resignations of...
    • St. Cloud State University Archives
    • J. P. Hedberg & Company, Lumber and Hardware store, Kensington, Minnesota

    • 1890?
    • Two story wooden building next to a post office and general store in an unnamed town. A small crowd of people stands on the porch of the building. According to the 1907 "The Book of Minnesotans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of...
    • American Swedish Institute
    • Biennial Report of the State Public Library Commission of Minnesota

    • 1899 - 1924
    • Published as: Biennial Report of the State Public Library Commission of Minnesota, First to Third, 1899/1900 - 1903/1904; Minnesota Public Library Commission Biennial Report, Fourth to Tenth, 1905/1906 - 1916/1918; Biennial Report, Library Division...
    • Division of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
    • Nels and Anna Olson family, Thomson, Minnesota.

    • 1890?
    • Exterior view of a log home. The house was built by Anna's father Simon Palkie in 1873. Nels Olson was the first Swede in Thomson, Minnesota.
    • American Swedish Institute

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