Collage of Excelsior scenes includes photos of Joslin Brothers Hardware Store, Main Street looking south, High School, Catholic Mission House, Business section, Trinity Chapel, Sampson House, and the Lake Minnetonka Casino, postmarked 1912.
Hotel La Paul advertises: We eat here, rates $2.00 per day. This hotel was on Lake Street in Excelsior, north of the White House. The writer comments that this is a most beautiful resort for all the middle west, cool and delightful weather, dated and postmarked 1906.
The interior view of this lovely porch, The Lattice Room, shows the white furniture and flowering vines, color added. Printed message states that this Inn, 17 miles west of Minneapolis, is owned and operated by Hotel Radisson Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This interview view of the Excelsior Amusement Park convention and picnic auditorium shows the curved roof of the room and a gathering, some people seated at benches and some at picnic tables. The printed message describes the park as ""the family playground that's clean and wholesome. Ideal for church and school picnics.""
This photo, with color added, depicts visitors in the doorway of the Glen Morris Inn, viewing Lake Minnetonka and the sailboat at the dock. Message mentions the ""artistic places,"" the warm swimming in the lake, and crackling fires, postmarked 1915.
Janette Merrill Park adjoins a two-story clapboard cottage with screened porches on both the first and second floors facing Lake Minnetonka. The message from a visitor to the cottage talks of swimming and hiking, postmarked 1925.
A crowd enjoys the tree-shaded picnic grove at Excelsior Amusement Park. Many picnic tables are filled with people of all ages. The printed message suggests this is ""a most delightful place to spend a happy playday in the out-of-doors.""
The Radisson Inn had screened porches on the first floor, and open balconies on the second floor. Originally the Glenn Morris Estate, it was remodeled by the owner of the downtown Radisson Hotel in the 1920s. Located on Highway 7 and Christmas Lake, it burned in the 1930s.