Civil War surgical instruments and case

Civil War surgical instruments and case

Civil War surgical instruments and case, 1861-1865. This kit used by a Fifth Minnesota Infantry Regiment surgeon, with its prominent amputation saws and scarificators for bloodletting, illustrates the reliance of physicians in the era before germ theory on "heroic" medical interventions.

Civil War veterans' organization badge

Civil War veteran's badge

Civil War veterans' organization badge that belonged to a veteran of Company A, Tenth Minnesota Infantry, c.1870.

Civilian Conservation Corps - 75th anniversary

The month of March 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, established March 31, 1933. Curator Matt Anderson commemorates the occasion with a look at CCC pieces in the Minnesota Historical Societys collection.

Black and white photograph of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, Sibley State Park, ca. 1930s.

Civilian Conservation Corps camp, Sibley State Park

Civilian Conservation Corps camp, Sibley State Park, ca. 1930s.

Color image of a Civilian Conservation Corps pennant owned by Fred Fretheim, ca. 1936–1937. Hand printed on the hoist edge is "company 2707/Minn/1936-7."

Civilian Conservation Corps pennant

Civilian Conservation Corps pennant owned by Fred Fretheim, ca. 1936–1937. Hand printed on the hoist edge is "company 2707/Minn/1936-7."

Color image of a Civilian Conservation Corps shirt worn by Fred Fretheim of CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.

Civilian Conservation Corps shirt

Civilian Conservation Corps shirt worn by Fred Fretheim of CCC Company 3707, Two Harbors, Minnesota, ca. 1936–1937.

Black and white photograph of Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road near Roosevelt, Minnesota, ca. 1933. Photographed by J. A.Gjelhaug.

Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road

Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road near Roosevelt, Minnesota, ca. 1933. Photographed by J. A.Gjelhaug.

Black and white photograph of a Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753, Elba, 1933. Photographed by George O. Mehl.

Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753

Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1753, Elba, 1933. Photographed by George O. Mehl.

Black and white photograph of National Guardsmen patrolling Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis, July 1967.

Civilians and National Guardsmen on Plymouth Avenue

Civilians and National Guardsmen on Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis, July 1967.

Freedom Rider Claire O’Connor photographed after her arrest by the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1961.

Claire O’Connor

Freedom Rider Claire O’Connor photographed after her arrest by the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1961.

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