Postcard of a Night Scene in Duluth

This postcard was mailed 80 years ago today — Aug. 14, 1941. It shows the Aerial Lift Bridge and western Downtown Duluth buildings in the city lights and illumination from the Moon.

The caption on the back of the card reads:

Night Scene of Duluth-Superior Harbor
This view from the famous boulevard drive in Duluth is considered one of the more unusual sights in the world. High above the city one can park their car and view this spectacle that unfolds itself some 600 feet below. This view alone is worth a trip to Duluth.

Miss Pat Murphy of Ashville, S.C. was the recipient of the card. The written message reads:

Hello Pat. We’ve got to have our picnic on the island after I get back. Jim, Anne and I are having a fine time and enjoying the lake, swimming and boating. We floated down a river on inner tubes, over the rapids and everything. I wish your dad could see some of these lovely gardens. They make the most of their short summer. Give my love to your mother and dad and [?] — and to yourself.

The name of the sender isn’t clear, although the last name looks like Mitchell.

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