Spangenberg clock shelf

Spangenberg clock shelf

Clock shelf, Eastlake style, used by the Spangenberg family, 1890s.

Spectacular Fair: The Minnesota State Fair

In this Collections Up Close video podcast, Minnesota Historical Society collections assistant Christopher Welter shares a few of the thousands of State Fair photographs in the MHS collection, with a special emphasis on the fair’s more spectacular offerings.

Color image of spinning frame and roving areas of the Faribault Woolen Mills Company, 2011.

Spinning frame and roving areas

Spinning frame and roving areas of the Faribault Woolen Mills Company, 2011. Photograph by Elizabeth A. Gales.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Light Station and a tram car c.1916.

Split Rock Light Station and Tram Car

Photograph of Split Rock Light Station and a tram car, c.1916.

Color photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse, c.2000

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse Station. Photographed by Dennis Adams of the Federal Highway Administration c.2000.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse. Norton & Peel, September 1, 1939.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse. Norton & Peel, September 1, 1939.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse by Eugene Debs Becker taken in August of 1959.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse by Eugene Debs Becker taken in August of 1959.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse being built c.1909.

Split Rock Lighthouse under construction

Photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse being built c.1909.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Station c.1930.

Split Rock Station c.1930

Photograph of Split Rock Station c.1930.

Split Rock Lighthouse blueprint

Split Rock tower blueprint

Sectional diagram of the Split Rock tower. Created no earlier than 1907 and no later than 1969.

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