Happy Inauguration Day. Let’s celebrate peaceful transfers of power with a retrospective view of the portraits of Duluth’s Mayors. For many years, these portraits hung in the hallways of City Hall, but were recently taken down to be cleaned, maintained, digitized and cataloged. The images used here are taken from the Minnesota Digital Library. More information about each mayor is available at the site.
Don Ness says portraits are traditionally done 2-3 years after a mayor leaves office, and he anticipates his portrait will be added to the collection some time this year. So scroll backward through time with us and enjoy the virtual gallery of Duluth mayors.
41: Emily Larson, 2016-present
40. Don Ness, 2008-16
22: Marcus B. Cullum, 1910-12 (no image available)
20. Marcus B. Cullum, 1904-08 (no image available)
11: Col. Charles Hinman Graves , 1883-84 (no image available)
9: Col. Charles Hinman Graves, 1882-83 (no image available)
4: Clinton Markell, 1873 (no image available)
2: Clinton Markell, 1871-72 (no image available)
* From 1877-81, Duluth was a village and had village presidents instead of mayors.
** Mayors served one-year terms until 1913, when the current four-year system began.
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