Odds And Ends Photos From The Attic

Over the years I’ve pulled a number of photos from the News Tribune archives that, for one reason or another, didn’t result in a post on this site. Maybe I couldn’t locate the accompanying story, or I just didn’t have time to fully investigate the photo for a post.

So… here’s the first of what may be two or three compendiums of those photos. Some familiar, some not so much. If you have anything to add about them, please post a comment.

Bowles Lunch at 321 W. Superior St. in downtown Duluth. Photo taken Feb. 27, 1953; the caption says it closed March 1, 1953. (News-Tribune file photo)

There is no caption information on this photo of two bridges, most likely taken somewhere in the Northland, probably before 1960. Do you know where it was taken? If so, please post a comment. (News-Tribune file photo)

Interior of The Library restaurant in Superior, November 1977. (News-Tribune file photo)

An aerial view of Highway 61 at Silver Cliff, along the shore of Lake Superior northeast of Two Harbors, in July 1987 — before construction of the tunnel that now carries highway traffic through the cliff. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune)

Highway 61 curves along the edge of Silver Cliff northeast of Two Harbors in December 1984; a tunnel now carries the highway through the cliff. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune)

Ruth Anton plays electric piano, accordion and sings as she rehearses for the Senior Talent Show on July 23, 1984.