Ora Labora Colony Group Photograph

Inscription on the back reads ” Member’s of the Ora et Labora Community, Wildfowl Bay Michigan. Circa 1865.

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From the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


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Ora Labora Lithograph 1865

Ora Labora, Michigan, lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger¬†& Co. after image by H. Roedel dated 20 January¬†1865. Note the wide main road going from what is today’s Sand (or Trail) Road to the shore of Wild Fowl Bay.¬†

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From the collections of Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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