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John Terrass photograph collection

Identifier: S6092

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 32 black and white silver gelatin images. The hand-written pencil information on many of the photograph mounts was presumably provided by the photographer John Terrass. The descriptive locations or names of buildings were supplied by the archives’ staff. The photographs have been grouped by areas of Duluth (e.g., downtown, Minnesota Point, etc.), numbered, and itemized.


  • September 1898


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

John Terrass (1843-1918) was a bachelor who traveled extensively and was an accomplished photographer. He was in Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin in September, 1898, and left a record of that visit in these 32 black and white images.


32.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains 32 black and white silver gelatin images.

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 or 218-726-8526.


Other Information:

Photographs number 27 and 28 are unique to this archives’ photograph collections. The photographer captured a scene of a man, a woman and child on the rocky beach of Lake Superior behind the Weiland flats building, pulling a small boat up, onto the shore. Cribs, pier, laundry, small buildings, and a view are all visible.

Guide to the John Terrass photograph collection
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
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
(218) 726-8526