A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Iron lung used at Kenny Institute. 'The Emerson Respirator' manufactured by the J.H. Emerson Co., Cambridge 40, MA, 1953. Juvenile size iron lung used at Sister Kenny Institute, Minneapolis, to treat polio patients.
Rimmed miner's helmet worn by Adam Shapic circa 1910–1930s. Shapic worked in iron mines near Virginia, Minnesota, until he was injured in a mining accident that left him paralyzed.
J. H. Thomas, head of the Grange in Young America, 1873.
J.E. Schroggins, salesman for Watkins' Remedies of Red Wing, posed with his horse-drawn buggy, Red Wing, c.1900.
J.R. Watkins Company, Winona, 1956. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.
J.R. Watkins Company, Winona. Administration building in foreground, c.1945.
Jacob Brower, 1897. Brower was a surveyor who was instrumental in forming Itasca State Park and became the park’s first commissioner. Photographer unknown.
Jacob Brower at the Lake Itasca basin at DeSoto Lake, 1889.
Dr. Jacob E. Bowers, superintendent of Rochester State Hospital, 1879–1889. Photograh by Hiram Joseph Jacoby, c.1875.
Sculptor Jacob Fjelde with his siblings, c.1890.
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