I love old photos of Duluth. It was our vacation destination pretty often when I was a kid, so that made it special. And then, if you were in Duluth taking pictures anyway, why not include the harbor/lake if possible? Which almost always included a steep hillside, like this...The pic was in Aggie's album with others from 1923. It's so typical of images in my head from Duluth. You're 3 or 4 blocks up the hill from the lake and looking back is sorta stunning for a flat-lander, so you take the pic. It usually lacks the drama of seeing it for real, but still invokes a bit of the original up-chucky vertigo.
I like the wash on the line by the house on the left. See? It's a block below the white trimmed one in the middle. I like the gritty pioneer industrial look of the town below them. So many, many streets in Duluth look like this--big and small houses from different eras next to each other, some well kept, some crumbling, in unbelievable ranks up the hillside.
See the lift bridge in the fog mid-left? It's relatively close, so this spot had to be some blocks SW of St Marys Hospital. 'Course, this was well before the interstate ran right thru downtown. I'd say about where 11th crosses West 4th?