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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.
Group of miners at Ironton, 1925.
Print of the Dakota leader Ishtakhaba (Sleepy Eye), 1987. Print by Tre-Mar Photography
Italian American Hall, Eveleth, 1920.
John Frank Wheaton, c.1900. Photograph uploaded by Ancestry.com user LisaRoy 123.
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.
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