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Split Rock Lighthouse: Images & Artifacts


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Photograph Collections

Split Rock Lighthouse Photograph Collection, ca. 1911-1945
Snapshots and copy prints of Split Rock Lighthouse, interiors, the Covell family, their friends, and the surrounding area.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid

Split Rock Lighthouse: A Postcard Book, by Lee Radzak.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2003.
MNHS call number: F 612.L37 S676 2003

Construction at Split Rock Lighthouse, ca. 1909
Views of the construction of the lighthouse and other buildings on the site located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Includes one view of Wolbert and Clara Muggelberg posed outside their temporary quarters.
MNHS Call Number: Digital Finding Aid

Sample Images at MNHS

Keeper polishing lens, Split Rock Light Station (1946) Autumn View of Split Rock Lighthouse (1985) Split Rock Lighthouse (1945) Tramway and buildings, Split Rock Lighthouse (1925) Trio of men (left to right: Keeper Pete Young, ?, Conrad Lovutson) on lower tramway during construction (1916) Split Rock Lighthouse (1960) View of Split Rock Lighthouse construction site from Lake Superior (1909) Split Rock Lighthouse Keeper (1945) Frank Johnson and Tom Hassing with fog signal compressor, Split Rock Steamer Red Wing on Lake Superior below Split Rock Lighthouse construction site (1909) Night view, Split Rock Lighthouse (1946)


Sample Artifacts at MNHS



      Coffee can from Split Rock Lighthouse (1930-1950) US Light House Service uniform hat (1910-1928) Forty-eight United States flags (1912-1959) Color box and bottle from Split Rock Lighthouse (1900-1906) Cheese box from Split Rock Lighthouse (1920-1950) Fishing net (1920)

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