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Unidentified Mining Scene

Metal Trade, Natural Resources, Mines and Mineral Resources, Railroads, Buildings and Structures Mining scene - no identification [Photo of numerous wooden mining structures. Several railroad tresles and tracks are also visible.The photo is faded and mounted on a cardboard matte.]

Scanned: August 19, 2005


Iron Mine Headframe

Metal Trade, Iron Industry and Trade, Iron Mines and Mining, Natural Resources, Mines and Mineral Resources, Iron Mines and Mining, Railroads, Cars Steel shaft - Norrie Mines - Ironwood [A photo of an open steel mine headframe with rail cars loading ore. Another headfame and poor rock piles are visible in the background.]

Scanned: August 19, 2005


Oriental Laundry Men

Persons, Immigrants, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Industries, Service Industries Oriental Laundry Men [Studio posed portrait of three oriental/asian men dresses in suits. All three are wearing hats, ties and three piece suits. The photo is mounted on a matte with the words J.W. Nara Photo, Calumet, Mich. on the lower right.]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Italian Immigrant

Persons, Immigrants, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Italian Immigrant to Calumet - to work in mines. [Studio posed portrait of a man in a suit standing next to a podium with a Calumet, Mich. pennant.]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Finnish Dress

Persons, Immigrants, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Women in Finnish costumes. [Studio posed portrait of four women in Finnish costumes. Fans, hats and gloves are shown. The photo is mounted on a card from Stolt in Calumet, Mich.]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Newlywed Couple

Persons, Immigrants, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Newlyweds [Studio posed portrait of a newly married couple. Original photo is embossed with J.W. Nara Calumet, Mich at the bottom]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Houghton Copper Rolling Mill - Steam Engine

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Houghton Copper Rolling Mill [Interior view showing steam engine, power transmission machinery and workers. Jan 13, 1897 is written in chalk on the steam engine. Negative also imprinted with the words "Photo by Isler 323".]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Houghton Copper Rolling Mill - Rollers

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Houghton Copper Rolling Mill [Interior view showing rolling machinery. Three rollers labeled: 84 inch finishing roll, 60 inch and 42 inch. Apparent reheating furnance in the background. Negative also imprinted with the words "Photo by Isler 326".]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Houghton Copper Rolling Mill - Furnace

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Houghton Copper Rolling Mill [Interior view showing furnace and implements for moving reheated copper. Steam engine and power transmission machinery in the background. Negative also imprinted with the words "Photo by Isler 325".]

Scanned: August 3, 2005


Frost in Shaft House

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Historic Sites, Historic Mines, Frost in Shaft House [Interior view of a mine shaft house showing considerable ice buildup. Photo imprinted with the words "Photo by Isler 805.]

Scanned: August 3, 2005