The American Exchange National Bank staff assembled with the bank's founder Hamilton M. Peyton who is in the front row with the white side burns. Peyton was bank president from 1879-1921. The bank merged with First National Bank and renamed First and American National Bank in 1929. It became First American National Bank in 1958, First National in 1974 and Norwest in 1983. In 1998 Norwest merged with Wells Fargo and elected to take the more familiar name Wells Fargo.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
In the picture, Leona (Isadore's sister-in-law) and her daughter Anita, are in the backyard of the Mike Gordon's Ely store: the steps in the background lead to the family home upstairs. Mrs. Rosenbloom, another Jewish Ely resident, is at the right of the picture. The Gordon family was one of the first Jewish families to settle in Ely. Isadore Gordon left Lithuania and traversed Canada before arriving in Duluth. He worked in the shipyards, and peddled the Range. His customers liked him so well that they loaned him money to open a clothing store in Ely. The Rosenblooms raised seven children in Ely, and most of them continued on to college at the University of Minnesota. When the Rosenblooms moved to Minneapolis in 1943, the family store became the Ely American Legion Hall.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
Barbers stand next to their barber chairs in Oesterreich Billiards, Bowling Alley and Barber Shop. Billiard tables are visible on the far right. The barbers are (left to right): Louie Bauman, Bill Sykes, Slim Garlets, Earl Ellison and Fred Oesterreich. The business was located at 9 South Broadway.