Color image of Red Wing and the Mississippi River, 2007.

Red Wing and the Mississippi River, 2007

This view of Red Wing and the Mississippi was taken the year of its sesquicentennial, in 2007.

Black and white photograph of Red Wing Iron Works building, c. 1890.

Red Wing Iron Works, c. 1890

Frances Densmore’s father Benjamin and his brother Daniel started Red Wing Iron Works in 1866. Its financial success allowed the family to support her studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Red Wing Ironworks, 2010, with St. James Hotel to rear

Red Wing Ironworks, with St. James Hotel to rear

Red Wing Ironworks built, 2010.

Photograph of flour mills and grain elevators overlooking Red Wing’s crowded riverfront, c. 1900.

Red Wing riverfront scene

Flour mills and grain elevators overlook Red Wing’s crowded riverfront, c. 1900.

Photograph of a group of factory employees

Red Wing sewer pipe workers

Red Wing Sewer Pipe factory employees are pictured about 1910 with some of their wares stacked and ready for shipment.

Red Wing Shoe Company, front view, 2010

Red Wing Shoe Company, front view

Original Red Wing Shoe Factory, 2010.

Red Wing Shoe Company, view of west side, 2010

Red Wing Shoe Company, view of west side

Original Red Wing Shoe Factory, 2010.

Black and white photograph of Red Wing's crowded riverfront with Barn Bluff in the background, c. 1910

Red Wing's crowded riverfront with Barn Bluff in the background, c. 1910

A view of Red Wing's crowded riverfront with Barn Bluff in the background, c. 1910. Levee Park, completed in 1905, occupies this space today.

Color lithograph of Red Wing's village in 1855.

Red Wing's Village

Henry Lewis's 1855 lithograph shows Red Wing's village forty years after Tatankamani (Red Wing) brought his followers there.

Black and white photograph of Red Wing, c.1870.

Red Wing, c.1870

The Mississippi River location of Red Wing, the Goodhue County seat, made it an early shipping point for Minnesota wheat. This photo of the city riverfront shows grain barges at anchorage, c. 1870.

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