Winter Fishing in Fishtown … and rethinking preservation

Dwell Magazine is having a contest to award $10,000 to one historical preservation effort that best rethinks the concept of preservation. Click here to vote for Fishtown Preservation! About this photo and the other ones they posted in Winter in Fishtown, the Fishtown Preservation Society writes:

The historical Leland, Michigan photographs below are from Erhardt Peters’ original collection from the 1930s. Erhardt Peters was a prolific and talented photographer in the Ludington and Leelanau areas throughout much of the 20th century. During his career he generated thousands of black and white photos of Northern Michigan, but Leland and Fishtown were his particular favorites. There is a book called “Loving Leland” by David Peterson that features hundreds of Erhardt Peters photos. You can also purchase a CD of his photos from the Leelanau Historical Society.