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Black and white photograph of Melvin Maas from St. Paul Central High School yearbook, c.1913.

Melvin Maas high school portrait

Portrait of Melvin Maas from St. Paul Central High School yearbook, c.1913.

Black and white photograph of Maas in flight suit, c.1929.

Melvin Maas in flight suit

Maas in flight suit, c.1929.

Black and white photograph of Melvin Maas as a Brigadier General in the Marines, c.1948.

Melvin Maas, Brigadier General

Melvin Maas as a Brigadier General in the Marines, c.1948.

Black and white photograph of embers of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Members of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard

Members of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. Standing at right is Captain Clarence Wigington, who petitioned the governor to allow the formation of an African American unit. To his left is Lieutenant Homer Goins. Seated (L to R) are Dr. George Berry and Sergeant William Griffin. The remaining pictured are unidentified.

Photograph of members of the Fifth Minnesota in 1896

Members of Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

Members of Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, c.1896.

Black and white photograph of members of the St. Paul Chapter of the Red Cross, Motor Corps, 1918.

Members of St. Paul Chapter of Red Cross, Motor Corps

Members of the St. Paul Chapter of the Red Cross, Motor Corps, 1918.

Members of the 15th Minnesota Regiment boarding train for Camp Meade.

Members of the 15th Minnesota Regiment boarding train for Camp Meade

Members of the Fifteenth Regiment boarding a train to Camp Mead, 1898.

Black and white photograph of members of the Afro-American Council, in session at St. Paul

Members of the Afro-American Council, in session at St. Paul

National Afro-American Council meeting, St. Paul, 1902. Booker T. Washington stands in the front row, hat in hand; McGhee stands two rows behind him. To Washington's left, Bishop Alexander Walters, then Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Over Walter's right shoulder, T. Thomas Fortune; over his left. W.E.B. Du Bois. Emmett Scott is behind Wells-Barnett.

Black and white photograph of members of the Home Guard, December, 1917.

Members of the Home Guard on Duty During the Twin Cities Rapid Transit Workers Strike

Members of the Home Guard, December, 1917. The Home Guard was created by an order of the Public Safety Commission after Minnesota's National Guard units were federalized. Though the Home Guard helped citizens in need, it was also used by the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety to break strikes and police the citizenry.

Black and white photograph of MISLS students Isami Osato and George Sakanari translating Japanese civil service regulations into English at Fort Snelling, c.1944.

Members of the Military Intelligence Language School at Fort Snelling

MISLS students Isami Osato and George Sakanari translate Japanese civil service regulations into English at Fort Snelling, c.1944.

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