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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.
Cartoon from the Seattle Industrial Worker, February 3, 1917.
John Frank Wheaton, c.1900. Photograph uploaded by Ancestry.com user LisaRoy 123.
J. H. Thomas, head of the Grange in Young America, 1873.
Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, ca. 1913. Burnquist was governor of Minnesota from 1915 to 1921. He also served as president of the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP in the 1910s.
J.C. Burbank’s Residence, Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Engraving of the house from An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, by A. T. Andreas, 1874.
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