Two men are in the foreground on a shoreline, one standing in a boat. In the background on the other shoreline are adults and children sitting in the grass. There is a large, ornately decorated white house behind them.
North of Huron Street Bridge looking toward point near Grand Avenue crossing. A ship with several masts is docked on the river, and several large buildings are along the shoreline. A line of barrels are on a pier near a small wood building.
Elevated view of nine rafters wintering at Reed's Landing. At left is Hiram Price, with L.W. Crane beside her. Third is Annie Girdon with the Union behind her. Alongside the Annie Girdon is the L.W. Barden. Next to the Union is the Clyde, and next to it is a boat believed to be the St. Croix. At the extreme right is the Silas Wright, the only sternwheel rafter, all the rest are sidewheel rafters. Along the shoreline is a large raft of lumber.
View of people, a pier, a steamboat and row boats on Devil's Lake. An American flag is on the steamboat. The people are elegantly dressed.
View looking southeast over river from Elmore and Kelly's Elevator.
Some of the Old-Timers in the photo: Steamers: Petosky (on stocks), Muskegon, Corona, A.D. Hayward, City of St. Joe, Lotus, J.F. Dayan, Grace Williams and Tug George Pankratz. Schooners: Henry C. Richards, Industry, C.H. Hackley, Bells Brown, Cuyhoga, G.D. Dousman, W.C. Kimball, and Scows, City of Manitowoc and Success.
From a map published by Angell and Hastreither, the drawing depicts the Tonywatha hotel grounds on Lake Monona. The hotel, located in Blooming Grove Township, opened in 1879 and on July 31, 1895 was destroyed by a fire.