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Images of Saturday’s amazing storm cloud over Duluth

Jesse Wannemacher Cary Schmies Devin Carpenter

Images by three different photographers: Jesse Wannemacher, Cary Schmies and Devin Carpenter. (Click on any thumbnail to see the full image.)

Where (and when) in Duluth?

EPSON MFP image

“Minnesota Moon” Album Cover Design Contest

Matt Ray White Wall SessionsLocal musician Matt Ray plans to release his newest album Minnesota Moon this fall and is seeking help designing the album cover. Submit photos, paintings, drawings, etc. of your “Minnesota Moon” to matt @ mattray.org by July 1. Ray will select one image for the album cover. The winner will be awarded promotional posters, and Matt will probably throw in some CDs and swag as well.

Solstice Sunshine Cam

Capture

For those of you stuck inside working (like me), I invite you to gaze at today’s nearly 16 hours of glinting sunshine with Glensheen’s Lake Cam. Bump it into full screen and imagine the drink into your hand. I called your bosses, and they don’t mind.

Aerial Bridge from end of Ship Canal

Aerial Bridge 1909 postcard

The message on the back of this postcard, mailed April 3, 1909, might require an interpreter — as often seems to be the case.

Where in Duluth? #140

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Selective Focus: Nate Lindstrom

You may have seen Nate Lindstrom’s photography at art festivals or through his annual calendar. For this week’s Selective Focus, Nate tells us about his landscape photography.

“Awaiting”, Sunrise along the North Shore


“Awaiting”, Sunrise along the North Shore

NL: It felt like it took a lot of experimenting, some minor frustrations and a heap of learning to make landscapes my photographic focus, but in hindsight that interest developed a long time ago. I’ve always had a love of nature and being outdoors and moving to a very outdoor-centered area of Minnesota helped me look at my surroundings in a different way. I was spending more time on trails, on the shore, sleeping in our many state parks, living through the hottest 10 days of our summer and diabolical winters. All of these things inspire what I look for in a subject or composition, and shape my overall style.

Duluth, the City of Electric Lights

Duluth the City of Electric Lights

Circa 1907.

Mystery Photo #34: UMD Majorette June Feick

June Feick UMD Majorette

This mystery photo comes from the folks at UMD’s Kathryn A. Martin Library. The majorette featured front and center is June Feick, leading her fellow majorettes and the UMD Marching Band during the 1952 Homecoming Parade on Superior Street in Duluth.

The mystery? “June doesn’t appear to have enrolled at UMD for the 1953-54 (school year),” reads the caption on the Kathryn A. Martin Library Facebook page. “We are curious about what happened in her life after she left UMD. Can anyone help us find more information?”
 

Three guys leaving Duluth 100 years ago

Also Leaving Duluth

Who are they? W.M. Matheny, A.F. Vance and J.W.A. Abb. When were they leaving Duluth? One hundred years ago — June 2, 1916, at 1:45 p.m. Did they plan to return? Yes. Two days later. It’s all written in pencil on the back of the postcard.

The Story of Duluth Homegrown 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqugirgMDUg

Kip Praslowicz‘s latest memory-card dump video is a retrospective of the eight-day Homegrown Music Festival.

Music by the Electric Witch

Mystery Photo #33: Champions 1913

Girls Champions 1913 by Louis Dworshak 1911

Who are these girls? What basketball team were they on? Why were they in a photo shot in 1911 on a postcard mailed in 1911 with “Champions 1913” written on the ball?

What we do know, based on the signature on the image, is the photo was taken by Duluth photographer Louis Dworshak, owner of the Dworshak Studio at 8 N. Second Ave. W.

Upset Duluth: Brevator Township Edition

Upset Cloquet

The Duluth News Tribune reports a proposed tire-recycling facility north of Cloquet has a few people upset. Photo by Steve Kuchera.

Duluth and Superior Photo Tweet From Space

Duluth From Space

Astronaut Jeff Williams of Winter, Wis., tweeted this photo of the Twin Ports this morning from the International Space Station. Far out, man.

Postcards from the many beauty spots on the St. Louis River

One of the many beauty spots on St. Louis River between Duluth-Superior Harbor and Fond du Lac

OneRiverMN-Logo-FC-BadgeAs the One River, Many Stories project draws to a close, PDD presents the remaining St. Louis River postcards from the dusty digital archive. See the recommended links at the end of this post to check out more St. Louis River postcards.