Collection Spotlight: Postcard Collection

This week we would like to highlight our collection of postcards from Northern, Marquette, and the UP. The postcards date from as early as the turn of the century and contain some fascinating scenes. Many also have messages written on them. Below are some of our favorites:

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An image from Calumet, MI of a tunnel leading to a store, year unknown.

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A sculpture of snow and ice made in Marquette, MI in the 1940s.

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The view up Front Street in 1909 with a message from travellers in the UP on the back.

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An image of Washington Street from around 1909 with a message from a Northern student to a friend or relative in Ontonagon.

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A postcard depicting Northern State Normal, ca. 1900-1930.

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A postcard advertisement for Northern’s summer session, ca. 1923.

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A postcard from 1907 depicting Northern.

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A postcard from the early 1920s depicting Northern’s bizarre Elementary Swedish Exercises class.

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Northern’s bowling alley, year unknown. The bowling alley was where the bookstore is now.

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An image advertising the Upper Peninsula, year unknown.

Come in and check out the rest of the postcard collection! Our schedule for the winter semester is Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10 AM-5 PM and Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM-7 PM.

Written by Annika Peterson

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