Visitors at Mississippi River headwaters, Itasca State Park

Visitors at Mississippi River headwaters, Itasca State Park

The dam at the Mississippi headwaters as tourist destination, c.1960.

photograph of an experiment subject reading a cookbook

Volunteer Harold Blickenstaff "consoles himself during the months of the starvation diets reading cookbooks."

Volunteer Harold Blickenstaff "consoles himself during the months of the starvation diets reading cookbooks."

photograph of a subject of the experiment receiving an x-ray checkup

Volunteer Jim Plaugher of Fresno, California, at an x-ray checkup.

Volunteer Jim Plaugher of Fresno, California, at an x-ray checkup.

Photograph of volunteers clearing debris from a street in St. Peter.

Volunteers

Volunteers clearing debris after the St. Peter Tornado.

Volunteers Answer "Bird" Call - Newspaper photograph of a man washing off a duck

Volunteers Answer "Bird" Call

"Volunteers Answer 'Bird' Call," image from the Hastings Gazette Weekly, April 11, 1963, p. 3. Digitized with permission from the Hastings Star Gazette.

photograph of experiment subjects displaying "gaunt and weak" bodies

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack and Marshall Sutton; "Gaunt and weak were the 'guinea pigs' as starvation test ended."

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack and Marshall Sutton; "Gaunt and weak were the 'guinea pigs' as starvation test ended."

photograph of experiment subjects lounging on the grass in the sunshine

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton and Jasper Garner "relax in the sun between their daily routine."

Volunteers Gerald Wilsnack, Marshall Sutton and Jasper Garner "relax in the sun between their daily routine."

Black and white photograph of the W. Adams Hardenburgh residence at 665 Central Park Place West in St. Paul, c.1888.

W. Adams Hardenburgh residence

W. Adams Hardenburgh residence at 665 Central Park Place West in St. Paul, c.1888.

Black and white photograph of W.E.B. Du Bois, undated.

W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B Du Bois, undated. Du Bois was a prominent scholar and activist who publicly opposed Booker T. Washington and his promotion of limited rights for people of color.

Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.

Wabasha's village c.1845

Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.

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