Fishtown 1940, Fred Dickinson

I got a call yesterday from Grace Dickinson. In the course of talking with her, I found that she had a web site where her photography and the photography of her father, Frederick W. Dickinson, is on display. Fred is one of my all time favorite photographers and I had the chance to sit down … Continue reading Fishtown 1940, Fred Dickinson

Grace Dickinson & Leelanau County’s Female Photographers

Steamer “Missouri” docked in Leland in 1919, photo by unknown, hand colored by Dickinson Photography This week’s Glen Arbor Sun has a terrific feature by my friend Kathleen Stocking on Six Leelanau County Women Photographers. She profiles Barbara Nowinski, Kathleen (Dodge) Buhler, Meggen Watt Peterson, Ashmir McCarthy, Marty Schilling and Grace Dickinson. Here’s Grace: Grace Dickinson … Continue reading Grace Dickinson & Leelanau County’s Female Photographers

The Legend of Sleeping Bear and the Sleeping Bear

Sleeping Bear Dunes, 1940, photo by Fred Dickinson/Dickinson Photography As we know, my laziness knows no bounds, so here’s the story behind “the Bear” on the Sleeping Bear Dunes that I wrote for Leelanau.com this morning! The other day we posted the Legend of the Sleeping Bear to Leelanau.com. After thinking about it, I wondered … Continue reading The Legend of Sleeping Bear and the Sleeping Bear

Sleeping Bear Dune Rides, 1940

Sleeping Bear Dune Rides, 1940, photo by Fred Dickinson In defiance of the weather we’re featuring a super-cool Michigan travelogue from 1949 on Absolute Michigan that begins in the Sleeping Bear Dunes. In addition to a selected of classic travel destinations, you can see the dunesmobiles in action. Visit the Dickinson Gallery for many more … Continue reading Sleeping Bear Dune Rides, 1940