Photo Treasure: The Emmanuel Luick Collection
Wednesday, August 5th
Madeline Island Museum
Speaker: Bob Mackreth, Past Historian Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Emmanuel Luick, Keeper at the Sand Island Lighthouse 1892–1920, 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 1900–1906.
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.