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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Crown Restaurant: 1904

Crown Restaurant: 1904

"Superior Street, Duluth, 1904." Last glimpsed here, five years in the future. The latest installment of Minnesota Monochromes. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

To stay online without a paywall or a lot of pop-up ads, Shorpy needs your help. (Our server rental alone is $3,000 a year.) You can contribute by becoming a Patron, or by purchasing a print from the Shorpy Archive. Or both! Read more about our 2019 pledge drive here. Our last word on the subject is: Thanks!

Trapahagen & Fitzpatrick -- architects of The Lyceum

By the way... the architectural firm of Trapahagen & Fitpatrick designed The Lyceum. (Their name is visible in this photograph -- high on a building about a block away).

The Lyceum Theater of Duluth

The "Lyceum" was built in 1892 for live theater shows, then later converted into a movie-theater. The original interior, shown in this old photograph, had 3 balconies. It was demolished in 1963. (High resolution version of this photograph is available here.)

"Minnesota Monochromes"

Oh, Dave, you are too funny! This Minnesota Monochrome is an interesting contrast to the Minnesota Kodachromes.

Thank you, Dave, tterrace, and all the Shorpyites for another year of outstanding photos, in-depth commentary and research, clever captions, great groaning puns, and good spirits!

Happy holidays!

Traphagen & Fitzpatrick

It amazing what you can learn if you do a little poking around in Shorpy images. I would have never known that Mr. Traphagen designed the Moana Hotel on Waikiki Beach, and they he hailed from Duluth. I have strolled past that hotel and had a few drinks on its veranda overlooking the beach.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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