UMD Library’s Northeast Minnesota Historical Center recently contributed 493 images of Duluth businesses to the Minnesota Digital Library. This is a great collection of images, selected by NEMHC curator Pat Maus. These images add to the over 2000 photographs, documents, and maps from the Center already in the Digital Library.
The collection includes business interiors and exteriors and business owners and workers dating from the 1880s to the 1960s. Most of the photographs are of downtown Duluth but there are quite a few that show the Grand Avenue and Central area in West Duluth as well as a small selection of West End businesses. A major highlight of these selected images is a set of photographs by Perry Gallagher of Superior Street in 1963 that cover every block on both sides of the street from Third Avenue East to Sixth Avenue West.
The Minnesota Digital Library’s Minnesota Reflections website offers nearly 62,000 images and documents shared by more than 120 cultural heritage organizations across the state. The site offers a variety of resources on Minnesota’s history for researchers, educators, students and the public.
To look at the Businesses of Duluth, Minnesota collection go to:
Minnesota Reflections http://reflections.mndigital.org/index.php
Advanced Search http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/search.php
In the exact phrase search box type: Businesses of Duluth, Minnesota
Then select specific collection: Northeast Minnesota Historical Center
To see the Superior Street photographs use the advanced search with the exact phrase: Superior Street 1963
Leave a Comment
Only registered members can post a comment , Login / Register Here