I was paging through “Picturesque Minnetonka” (a 1906 tourist booklet, reprinted in 1975) when I noticed the photo of the long gone Hotel Keeywaydin. A little mystery occured to me as I looked at the photo.
I believe that the name on the hotel has been either added or altered. Who would place the name of the hotel in such a position? Take a look, and then you be the judge. Traditionally the name would be centered over the entrance. The Hotel was located nearby my house and I have often wondered what tourist life was like in Cottagewood circa the 1890s.
IMHO - Long before photo shopped images, the airbrush was used to modify photos.