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Emery A. Houghton photographs

 Collection
Identifier: S3796

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 36 photographs, 28 of them in an album. Subjects of the photographs include: views of Duluth, Central High School, view of West End, Duluth Imperial Mill Co., snow scenes, logging camp and lumbering scenes, buildings, Whaleback ships, Incline Railroad at 6th Avenue West, grain elevators, Park Point bathers chute, train wreck and lake vessels. Most of these images are duplicated in the General photograph collection. Many of the photographs are stamped Eclipse View Company, Duluth. Eclipse View was Houghton's company and the photographs were most likely taken by him.

Dates

  • circa 1895-1906

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Emery A. Houghton was a proprietor of the Eclipse View Company of Duluth, Minnesota, and a photographer. Little is known about Houghton’s life or career as a photographer. He was the son of Augustus Houghton and Etta Cole but reared by his aunt and uncle, Alice and George Cotter in St. Paul, Minnesota. He married Mae Scott and became a photographer in Duluth. Apparently his last years were spent in Ellensburg, Washington, where he was a shoe, harness and saddle maker.

Extent

36.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of 36 photographs, 28 of them in an album. Subjects of the photographs include: views of Duluth, Central High School, view of West End, Duluth Imperial Mill Co., snow scenes, logging camp and lumbering scenes, buildings, Whaleback ships, Incline Railroad at 6th Avenue West, grain elevators, Park Point bathers chute, train wreck and lake vessels.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

S2386 General photograph collection

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the Emery A. Houghton photographs
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526