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Hancock in Houghton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

321 Quincy Street

 
 
321 Quincy Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
1. 321 Quincy Street Marker
Inscription.
Site of the childhood home of photographer
Edward Steichen (1879-1973) and Lilian Steichen
Sandburg (1883-1977)
, wife of writer Carl Sandburg.
At this site in the 1880s the seed was sown that later
grew into Steichenís signature exhibition,
”The Family of Man.”

Historically recognized during the City of Hancockís
sesquicentennial celebration of 2013.

 
Erected 2013 by City of Hancock.
 
Location. 47° 7.607′ N, 88° 35.048′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Michigan, in Houghton County. Marker is on Quincy Street (U.S. 41) east of North Montezuma Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the main front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Quincy Street, Hancock MI 49930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock / Town Hall and Fire Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Finnish American National Historical Archive & Museum (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Main / Suomi College
321 Quincy Street (<i>wide view; marker visible just left of the doorway</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
2. 321 Quincy Street (wide view; marker visible just left of the doorway)
(approx. ľ mile away); The First Finnish Newspaper in America (approx. ľ mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Amphidrome / The Birth of Professional Hockey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Houghton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clearing the Way (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eduard Jean Steichen. Born in Luxembourg, Steichen and his parents immigrated to the United States when he was two years old. They settled in the small city of Hancock, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where Steichenís father worked in the copper mines. When his father was incapacitated by poor health the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the artistís mother supported the family as a milliner. Beginning at age 15, Steichen served a four-year apprenticeship in a lithographic firm. During the 1890s he independently studied both painting and photography. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lilian "Paula" Sandburg. Daughter of John Pierre and Mary Kemp Steichen of Luxembourg,
Edward Steichen image. Click for full size.
Paul Burty Haviland (photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery), 1910
3. Edward Steichen
Lilian was born in Hancock, Michigan on May 1, 1883. She was a first-generation American and sister to Edward Steichen. After graduating Phi-Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago in 1903, she taught high school in North Dakota and Illinois for the next four years. She was a member of the Wisconsin Social-Democratic party, translating German literature into English. She often attended meetings at party headquarters in Milwaukee where on December 1907, she met a fellow activist named Charles Sandburg. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on August 30, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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