Men playing baseball as others watch from the sidelines, factories in the background. Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association recreational program for industrial workers. Y. M. C. A. sponosred recreations program took place in the early 1900s.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Kautz Family YMCA Archives
This express steamboat ""White Bear"" has just passed under the new steel bridge at the Narrows. Its advertising sign says it is an express for Zumbra; this channel connects the Upper Lake to the Lower Lake of Lake Minnetonka; the bridge connects Orono and Tonka Bay, postmarked 1916.
Elevator is identified as the Electric Steel Elevator. Two of this company's elevators were constructed in 1901 for the American Bridge Company and 1903 for the Minneapolis Steel and Machine Company. Note: the photograph misidentified the location in St. Paul and St. Anthony Park.
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
Steamer Minnehaha plying the waters of Lake Minnetonka, with flags flying, and passengers both inside on the lower deck, and outside on the upper deck, postmarked 1907. Writer describes watching the Chicago Cubs beat Brooklyn 4-3 in Chicago: score at the end of 8th favored Chicago 3-0, end of 9th--3-3, end of 10th--3-3, end of 11th--4-3. ""Great doings.""
In this view from the lake, the two-story casino in Spring Park has second-floor screened porches facing the lake and a walk way through an arbor, shaded by climbing vines, to the dock, dated and postmarked 1911.
View of Spring Park Bay from the porch of the Hotel Del Otero on Lake Minnetonka shows islands in the distance and boats moored near shore, hand colored work. The message includes a hand-drawn tent, postmarked 1906.
Reception parlor, filled with rocking chairs in rattan and wood and rugs with Native American designs, welcomes Hotel Del Otero guests for their stay at Lake Minnetonka, color added. The message says it was too cool to swim in the evening, postmarked July 2, 1913.