Founded in Marquette Michigan in 1978, Superior View is the collection of photographer Jack Deo. An award winning photographer since 1969, Deo’s historical photographic collection began with the acquisition of the original negatives from the famous studio, The Childs Art Gallery. Childs Art Gallery was founded in the 1860’s, by Brainard F. Childs. Childs was the premier photo artist of the Upper Peninsula. His stereoscopic series, The Gems of Lake Superior, captured the beauty, and history of the Lake Superior Region. For three generations, this historic studio captured every aspect of life in the North country.

This major collection led to the acquisition of dozens of negative archives. Original negatives were acquired from studios like J.W.Nara of Calumet, Peterson Brothers of Gwinn and Menominee, Nickolai Olli of Mohawk, Adolph Isler of Houghton and G.A. Werner of Marquette & Ishpeming. Many more private collections came from 35 years of copy and restoration work. The archive today contains over 100,000 images, covering the entire world for our online community to explore. For more information on the collection see our history section.

Superior View, Marquette, MI

About the Product: Views of the Past are REAL PHOTOGRAPHS , made from the original negative or photograph. Hand-printed in Black&White or Sepia toned, these historic images are works of art. Our real photographs are guaranteed not to fade. They are available in sizes from a wallet to a wall mural.

Use Fees: Views of the Past are available for books, publications and advertising. The use fee depends on how it is used and how many will be used. Fees for non-profits and scholarly use start at $20.00. To discuss use fees call or email us for rates. High resolution scans or photographs can be provided.

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