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Postcard showing Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Falls, and the milling district, c.1900.
A low-slung "stone boat" is loaded with limestone and ready to be pulled away from a Red Wing quarry, c. 1890.
Man telling a story to residents of the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children in Minneapolis, c.1925.
Last pair of skate blades made by Strauss Skates, 1981.
Women's figure skates made at Strauss Skates for J.E. Strauss Sr.'s granddaughter.
Men's steel-blade racing skates made by J.E. Strauss, c.1921.
Ice skate blades made by J.E. Strauss, 1887–1900.
Pair of ice skates made by J.E. Strauss at Strauss Skate Shop, 1900-1910.
Strauss Skate Shop, St. Paul, 1939.
Straws driven into wood, Rochester cyclone. Photo by J. C. Cook, August 21, 1883.
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