Featured Design: “View of Duluth at the Head of Lake Superior”

This week‘s featured design from Zenith City Press’s line of vintage reproduction art was originally published in Harper’s Weekly Supplemental in the summer of 1871. It is a woodblock carving of a sketch showing Minnesota Point stretching out below the hillside of Duluth in 1870, the year it first became a city. This 150-year-old print was likely hand-colored, as we have seen other original examples of this same design colored differently from our image.

Zenith City Press obtained the image when it was scanned from an original owned by the late Maryanne C. Norton, coauthor of our book Lost Duluth. We first used the image in Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth (out of print). It is available as a print (framed or unframed on canvas, art paper, metal, or wood), greeting cards, throw pillows, puzzles, tote bags, coffee mugs, and even face masks. Click HERE or on the image above to review the design and product.


  1. Ellen Dunlap on March 11, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Just a note to thank you for the exception work you do in our community. You consistently offer a very clear, accurate and “readable” understanding of your home community in Days gone By. Your are a great community asset.

    • Tony Dierckins on March 11, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Ellen. They truly mean a lot.

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