Black and white photograph of West River Parkway in Minneapolis, c.1910

West River Parkway in Minneapolis, c.1910

Cleveland was most passionate about Minneapolis and St. Paul acquiring the river banks in the Mississippi River gorge for parks to preserve their beauty.

Western Freight traffic office

Western Freight traffic office

Workers at the Western Freight traffic office, 1911. Photograph by Charles J. Hibbard. The "paperwork revolution" in the early twentieth century provided a whole new field of employment for Minnesota women.

Wheat harvest at G.S. Barnes and Company farm

Wheat harvest at G.S. Barnes and Company farm

Wheat harvest at G.S. Barnes and Company farm in Glyndon (Clay County), c.1878.

postcard photograph showing Barn Bluff limestone formation

Whitney View

This c. 1860 photo shows the west face of Barn Bluff as viewed from the Wisconsin shore of the Mississippi River. Much of the lower portion of the bluff was removed in 1960 for construction of a highway bridge.

wicker-covered glass canteen

Wicker covered glass flask canteen with cork

This canteen was carried through the Civil War by Minnesota's Fifth governor, William R. Marshall, colonel of the Seventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment.

Black and white portrait of Wilbur Burton Foshay, 1929.

Wilbur B. Foshay

Wilbur Burton Foshay, 1929.

Black and white photograph of Foshay and Henry H. Henley facing charges of mail fraud, 1931.

Wilbur B. Foshay (right) and Henry H. Henley, facing arraignment on charges of mail fraud

Foshay (right) and Henry H. Henley face arraignment on charges of mail fraud, 1931. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Journal.

Black and white photograph of Foshay and Henry H. Henley in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, 1934.

Wilbur Foshay with his associate Henry H. Henley, prisoners at Leavenworth Prison following their conviction on mail fraud; shown here working to obtain a pardon

Foshay with his associate Henry H. Henley are photographed at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary following their conviction on mail fraud, 1934.

Noiseless Automatic Sewing Machine designed by by the Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Company in London, England. The treadle and gears run smoothly on this chain stitch sewing machine. The machine is mounted on a wooden table with an iron base, a foot treadle, and three drawers.

Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine

Noiseless Automatic Sewing Machine designed by by the Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Company in London, England in 1871. Used by the Frederick Spangenberg family.

Wild rice harvest

Wild rice harvest

Wild rice harvest. Two women winnowing rice with nooshkaachinaaganan (winnowing baskets), 1910-1918. Photograph by Frances Densmore.

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