Mira Southworth photograph album
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one photograph album containing travel photographs of many locations and Duluth, Minnesota area photographs including Duluth’s Lincoln, Congdon, and Chester parks. The album also includes northern St. Louis County photos, photos of Isle Royale from 1925, two photos of commercial fishermen, and additional photographs of Lake Superior's North Shore area. Loose photos are of the North and South Shores of Lake Superior. Most photographs are captioned and dated by the album’s compiler and photographer Mira Southworth. (This collection was originally misattributed to Henry B. Roberts)
Images, as described by Mira Southworth, include
Burntside Lake, lodge, islands, woods, 1923
Rock Harbor lighthouse
"Ogania tepee, Belle Isle, August 1925"
Washington Harbor, Isle Royale; fog bell, 1925
Lutsen, Minnesota, Copper Cove, 1925
Tofte, Minnesota, Labor Day, 1925
Great Palisade Head, cliff, 1936
Lake Vermilion, 1927
Log jam and sawmill on Poplar River, 1933
Gorge of Temperance River, 1933
Grand Portage, Minnesota, 1933
Grand Marais Harbor, 1933
Angelique's Cottage and Lake Helen, 1933
Kakabeka Falls, 1933
Ft. Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba (upper & lower)
Indian burials, Chippewa National Forest, near Cass Lake, Minnesota
Indian burials, at Bena
Pine City, Minnesota, Portia Huber house, grade and high schools, 1919
Skiing and toboggans, not dated
- Creation: 1914-1936
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
Mira Southworth was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor of arts from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from Harvard University. She came to Duluth, Minnesota in 1918 and became an English teacher at Central High School, teaching there for 33 years. She was well-regarded and remembered by her students.
Mira Southworth, owned a house at 4242 1/2 Minnesota Ave on Duluth's Park Point, which she called "Outermost House." She was an amateur photographer, capturing many scenes of Duluth, Lake Superior, and Park Point.
Language of Materials
The collection consists of one photograph album containing travel photographs of many locations and Duluth, Minnesota area photographs including Duluth’s Lincoln, Congdon, and Chester parks. The album also includes northern St. Louis County photos, photos of Isle Royale from 1925, two photos of commercial fishermen, and additional photographs of Lake Superior's North Shore area. Most photographs are captioned and dated by the album’s compiler and photographer Mira Southworth.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
one volume and 46 loose photographs
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.
Genre / Form
- Congdon Park (Duluth, Minn.)
- Ely (Minn.)
- Grand Marais (Minn.)
- Grand Portage (Minn.)
- Lake Vermilion (Minn.)
- Lincoln Park (Duluth, Minn.)
- Lutsen (Minn.)
- Park Point (Duluth, Minn.)
- Guide to the Mira Southworth photograph album
- Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001