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Photo Treasure: The Emmanuel Luick Collection

  • Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Ave La Pointe, WI, 54850 United States (map)
Emmanuel Luick

Emmanuel Luick

Photo Treasure: The Emmanuel Luick Collection

Wednesday, August 5th
7:00–8:15 PM
Madeline Island Museum

Speaker: Bob Mackreth, Past Historian Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Emmanuel Luick, Keeper at the Sand Island Lighthouse 18921920, was known as an enthusiastic amateur photographer, and for several years ran a portrait studio in his winter home at Iron River.

Until recently, only a handful of his photographs were known to have survived, but in 2014, a Duluth antique dealer came across a large collection of Luick’s negatives:  a treasure trove of 246 photographs showing scenes around Bayfield and the Apostle Islands from 19001906.

Historian Bob Mackreth will offer a glimpse of what has been called one of the most significant discoveries in local history for many years.


Bob Mackreth retired in 2005 as Park Historian at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore after a 27-year National Park Service career.

After assignments at Sequoia National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Island National Seashore, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, and Cuyahoga National Park, he gladly sunk roots in northern Wisconsin.

He writes frequently on regional history and serves as advisor to the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund.

Earlier Event: July 30
Hike: Mushrooms of Madeline Island