Wooden boats are pulled ashore and picnic baskets appear in this generic beach scene, with a black and white inset photo labeled Steamer Excelsior, Minnetonka. The writer mentions the large number of advertisements in the paper for fine horses for sale. The Bureau of Engraving's logos is printed on back, color added, postmarked 1910.
Could be the July 4th, 1907 celebration. Crowds with automobiles and what might be a hot air balloon in background. It is unclear what the event is or where it is being held but may be at Parade Stadium.
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
Collage of Minneapolis photographs includes Regatta Day on Lake Minnetonka, Court House and City Hall, Boulevard at Lake Calhoun, Loring Park, St. Louis Bay on Lake Minnetonka, Library at State University, Flour Mill District, Minnehaha Falls, and St. Anthony Falls and Exposition Building, dated 1906.
This photo of the convention grounds on the Burton Estate in Deephaven on Lake Minnetonka in encircled by an oval with the saying ""Minneapolis Makes Good."" The message, postmarked 1908, tells of the purchase of a swell hat with a great big plume for $8.00.
This popular postcard depicts a fisherman on shore hooking a mythical giant fish, the epitome of the fish that got away, called the freak fish design. This card advertises Spring Park, Minnesota. The message, dated 1912, mentions a picnic held by the Maccabee Lodge of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which included 26 athletic stunts for which the winners received prizes.
Music Director Albert Franko Demkier's music program for the Hotel Del Otero lists musical selections and composers: Summertime by H. Von Tilzer, How would you like to try a honeymoon with me? by O. Wade, Dear old East side, by Gus. Edwards, Merry-go round by Gus. Edwards, Bye-Bye, Dear Old Broadway by Gus. Edwards, Pandora by Victor Maurice, Love-Land by Holzman, Over the hills and far away by Schwartz for luncheon from 12:30 to 1, and The Chorus Lady by Kingsbury, Ev'rybody loves me, but the one I love by G. Edwards, Hermosillo by Schuh, Up in my balloon by Wenrich, Lady! Lady! by Leighton, The Grand Mogul by Luders, See Saw by Gus. Edwards, Consolation by Line and Sympathy by Kendis for dinner 6:30 to 8; card writer from Louisiana talks about wearing coats all the time because it is so cool, postmarked August 12, 1910.
The Neighborhood Club house has a stone foundation, walls of windows on the first floor, and wooden shakes on the second floor. Writer mentions picking raspberries before breakfast, postmarked July 1912.
The Old Orchard estate was in Tonka Bay on Crescent Beach facing west on the Upper Lake. The large house has an adjacent three-story tower for viewing the lake. Its adjacent peristyle includes vine-covered columns and benches, color added for the border, postmarked and dated 1908.
According to the card's caption, boaters are negotiating the channel between Lower Lake and Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka, color added, postmarked and dated 1908. This photo does not match the actual geography at the described location.
Ladies relaxing on the lawn and the steps of the pergola, viewed from vine-covered walkway, at the Hotel Del Otero on Lake Minnetonka, color added, postmarked 1909. The printed message reads: Minnetonka is a Sioux word for ""big waters;"" here was the scene of Hiawatha's wooing, and out of the lake flows the stream on which is located the beautiful falls of Minnehaha--""laughing water""--made famous by Longfellow.
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.
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.
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.
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
Crew of the "Tomahawk" posed with arms crossed. This image was taken at the old Minnetonka Yacht Club on Lighthouse Island on Lake Minnetonka. From left to right: Telford Doerr, Charles F. Reiter (mainsheet), Anson "Babe" Purchase, Halie W. Reiter and George Purchase. All crew members are wearing shirts marked with a "T" for Tomahawk.
The 38 foot scow "Tomahawk" departing from a private dock in what is now the lagoon area between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. In the cockpit are are Halie W. Reiter, Joseph Reiter, Ed Pommer in the derby hat.
This young man is holding a box camera, sitting on a fallen tree. Perhaps he arrived across the reedy bay by the canoe that is drawn upon the shore. Message says friends waved their kerchiefs as the train passed by.
Roller skating rink at Tonka Bay is a two-story wooden building on the shore of Lake Minnetonka. This postcard was printed as an advertisement; the hotel and park manager, P.J. Metzdorf, of the Twin City Lines, invites visitors to spend a day, a week, a month, or the entire summer at Tonka Bay Hotel on Lake Minnetonka.
A crowd standing around a raised American flag with bird flying overhead, man with bicycle standing on left foreground. It is unclear what the event is - it could possibly be a July 4th celebration at Parade Stadium.
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
Members are gathered on the steep river bank of Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. The Ninth Convention of the Minnesota Association of the Deaf was held in St. Paul during September 4-7, 1907. A label on the photograph reads: "9th Convention Minnesota Association of the Deaf, St. Paul, Minn. Sept. 4th to 7th, 1907."
Members are gathered at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. The Ninth Convention of the Minnesota Association of the Deaf was held in St. Paul during September 4-7, 1907. A label on the photograph reads: "9th Convention Minnesota Association of the Deaf, St. Paul, Minn. Sept. 4th to 7th, 1907."
Members are gathered for dinner at the West Hotel in Minneapolis. The 10th Convention of the Minnesota Association of the Deaf was held in Minneapolis during June 30-July 2, 1909. Writing on the back of the photo reads: "Tenth Convention, Minn. Association of the Deaf, Banquet at West Hotel, Minneapolis, July 2, 1909." The man with a dark mustache and beard sitting in the back is Anson Spear. The man sitting in the back, on the right side of the middle window, is Anton Schroeder. The man sitting in the back, on the left side of the rightmost window, is Dr. James L. Smith.
Members are assembled on two boats docked on the shore of Lake Minnetonka. The 10th Convention of the Minnesota Association of the Deaf was held in Minneapolis during June 30-July 2, 1909. Writing on the on back reads: "Tenth Convention, Minn. Association of the Deaf, Picnic at Lake Minnetonka, July 3, 1909."
The Pleasure Park at the Hotel Del Otero includes tennis court and croquet lawn, as well as swings and benches, color added, postmarked 1910. The printed message reads: Minnetonka is a Sioux word for ""big waters;"" here was the scene of Hiawatha's wooing, and out of the lake flows the stream on which is located the beautiful falls of Minnehaha--""laughing water""--made famous by Longfellow.