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Postcard from a Winter Residence on Minnesota Point

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Ramos

about 7 months ago

This is great. Any details? Date produced? Artist?

Paul Lundgren

about 7 months ago

The illustrators never got credit on those old postcards. This one appears to be of the style produced by V. O. Hammon Publishing Company. Early 1900s would be my guess.

Tony D.

about 7 months ago

Card era is 1900 to 1915, printed in Germany. Photo could have been taken (and doctored) any time before that. Does look like a Hammon with the dark red ink, just without the Hammon info, like these other Minnesota Point/Park Point winter shots:

Tony D.

about 7 months ago

And this too:

TimK

about 7 months ago

Any of you ephemera buffs have "Madonna of the Ice" postcards? I remember seeing some in my grandparents stuff before they moved to Arizona to die. There was an ice formation up the Shore that a photographer marketed the heck out of back in the '30s, I think. Kind of like the image of Jesus on your toast kind of thing.

Paul Lundgren

about 7 months ago

I don't know about a "Madonna of the Ice," but a few years ago we did delve into the ice monument at the Lakewood Township pumping station.

Tony D.

about 7 months ago

I am unfamiliar with, and intrigued by, the "Madonna of the Ice."

TimK

about 7 months ago



I don't have a ton of info on the Madonna. My brother dug this up somewhere with the following: Taken by Roy Evans in 1939 on the North Shore of Lake Superior after one of the most severe storms in the history of Lake Superior near Castle Danger.

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