Sugarloaf Mountain

Marquette, Michigan


This vintage photograph highlights a trail up Sugarloaf Mountain, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near the city of Marquette. With this many tree roots and rocks, it’s good advice to watch your step. Prints and more available.

Vintage Lake Superior

Rocky Shoreline

Situated in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between the cities of Marquette and Big Bay, this vintage photograph highlights the rugged shoreline along Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. If you’d be interested in a print for a wall in your home or office – or, as a great gift giving idea – several print types are available in my gallery.

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Vintage Lighthouse

This vintage photograph features an old Coast Guard Station lighthouse, located on Lake Superior in Michigan’s upper peninsula at Marquette. Enjoy this scenery all year long with a print or other product from these galleries: Pixels, Redbubble and Society 6. Thanks for shopping!

Vintage Lighthouse

Marquette, Michigan


Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior, this old Coast Guard Station served for many years as a beacon for maritime activity. If you’d be interested in a print, please visit my gallery at Pixels to select the print type best suited for your purposes.

Little Presque Isle

Island of Gitche Gumee

Imagine…the shores of Lake Superior, at Little Presque Isle, north of Marquette, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…on a wall in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting. Get the picture?

Shores of Lake Superior

Little Presque Isle

It’s often said that a person can never go home again; that is, everything changes with time. Memories fade, often becoming embellished and romanticized, and the environment from which recollections stem are also altered. Yet, with a refined sense of appreciation – and, at just the right moment – magic can happen.

This was my experience upon returning to the shores of Lake Superior, the place of my childhood, as seen here – outside the city of Marquette, in Michigan’s upper peninsula, along the beach near Little Presque Isle.

The dynamism of a shoreline governed by powerful forces of nature – i.e., Lake Superior – provided a compelling, beautiful visual and spiritual experience, beyond my reminiscence. A great day, indeed!

Prints available.

Tale of A Cat

Growing up on Lake Superior in the upper peninsula of Michigan, in the small city of Marquette, our family always had pets. And, at one point, we owned a black-and-gray striped cat named Bootsy.

He was an indoor-outdoor cat, and, when inside, enjoyed sitting by the large picture window in the living room, at the front of the house.

There were lots of kids in the neighborhood at that time, so it was common for friends to come over and visit. We also had a doorbell with a glowing light.

Once, the doorbell rang and I went to see who it was, opening only the main door but not the screen door. I looked but nobody was there.

At that time, a common prank which children enjoyed was called ditching doorbells – ringing someone’s doorbell & running away.

Assuming this was the case, I closed the door and began to walk back into the house. Just then, it rang again. I turned around quickly and opened both doors, stepping out on to the front porch to see who it was – but, there was no person in sight.

However, an explanation quickly became apparent. It was our cat!

As the front porch was visible from the living room window, he could see people come to our house, press the glowing doorbell, hear the sound of the doorbell, and then watch us react by opening the door.

On his own, Bootsy learned he could get on the milk box, and then jump up on top of the mailbox, from which he could lean against the doorbell, letting us know when he wanted to come inside. That education was a game-changer for a cat.

The question: did we own the cat, or did he own us? I think the latter.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

Vintage Film Negative

Prints available. This film negative was shot in the mid-1990’s and features a railroad trestle spanning across the Dead River ravine, north of Marquette, in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Thanks for stopping by!

Pine And Birch

Enter into a quiet forest of pine and birch trees, with a comfortable cushion of pine needle-bedding underfoot as you walk toward the light. Along the way, you can visit my shop at Pixels to discover some great print options for your home or office, as well as a potpourri of other items to enjoy.