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Activism

Flag of the American Indian Movement (AIM)
Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Dinkytown
Brown Berets marching with flags
Black and white photograph of National Guardsmen patrolling Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis, July 1967.
Black and white photograph of Nellie Stone Johnson, c.1935.
Black and white photograph of Meridel Le Sueur, c. 1940.
Black and white photograph of a Fourth of July festival at Co-opMesaba Park, 1937.
Black and white photograph of Anti-pornography activists at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street, c.1980.
Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Freedom Riders on July 26, 1961.
Students rallying in front of Morrill Hall
Black and white photograph of NFO farmers and creamery employees ride a bulk truck out to milk dumping site on the Martin Lampi farm near Annandale on March 7, 1963.
Photograph of Alice Tripp

African American Civil Liberties

Black and white photograph of students at Gustavus Adolphus College c.1972.
Black and white photograph of National Guardsmen patrolling Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis, July 1967.
Black-and-white engravings of Dred Scott (at right) and Harriet Robinson Scott (at left) that appeared in the Jun 27, 1857 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
Black and white photograph of Winslow Hotel, St. Anthony, c.1865.
Students rallying in front of Morrill Hall
Black and white photograph of members of the Afro-American Council, in session at St. Paul
Black and white photograph of inmate believed to be Houston Osborne, c.1895.
Black and white photograph of Fredrick McGhee, c.1910.
John Quincy Adams

African Americans

Sepia-colored photograph of Charles Bonga
Black and white photograph of Frank Boyd, c.1951.
Black-and-white engravings of Dred Scott (at right) and Harriet Robinson Scott (at left) that appeared in the Jun 27, 1857 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
Scan of a drawing of Joseph Godfrey, 1862. Drawing by Robert O. Sweeny.
Black and white photograph of William T. Francis, ca. 1904.
Black and white photograph of Nellie Francis, ca. 1924. Image is from Foster, Mary Dillon. Who’s Who Among Minnesota Women (1924), p. 111.
Black and white photograph of Nellie Stone Johnson, c.1935.
Photograph of Sheriff John Lyght, 1984
Fredrick L. McGhee
Black and white photograph of Ethel Ray (later Ethel Ray Nance), 1917. From the 1917 Duluth Central High School yearbook, Zenith.
Prince performing “Purple Rain” at First Avenue, 1983.
Color image of Kirby Puckett during the 1991 World Series.
Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1940.
Black and white photograph of Lena O. Smith, first female African American lawyer in Minnesota, undated.
Black and white photograph of Toni Stone meeting her idol, boxer Joe Louis, c.1949.
Graphite drawing by Adlof Hoeffler of St. Paul, 1849.
Black and white photograph of John Frank Wheaton, c.1899.
Black and white photograph of Clarence Wigington, c.1940s.
Portrait photograph of Roy Wilkins

Cities of Greater Minnesota

Color image of B’nai Israel Synagogue and Dan Abraham Cultural Center, c.2013.
Colorized postcard of the Duluth Armory, c.1920.
Duluth ship canal being dug
Duluth Incline
Color image of the north façade of the Faribault Woolen Mill Company, 2011.
Color image of the Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.
Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona
Old Main, Mankato Normal School
Colonial Hotel being moved to new site, Hibbing
Chick Simunek is greeted at home plate after hitting a grand slam during a June 20, 1951 game at Rox Stadium, 1951.
Black and white photograph of the Willmar 8 on strike, c.1977
Winona Normal School

Civil War

Samuel Bloomer, Company B, First Minnesota
Black and white photograph of Major Brackett and his aide, Van Garren, at a camp in Dakota Territory, 1864.
Col. William Colvill. c.1900
Color image of 1st Battery Minnesota Light Artillery battle flag.
Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum
Black and white photograph of an exterior view of Fort Snelling showing the Round Tower, 1863.
Black and white photograph of Lieutenant Josias King, 1862.
Adam Marty of Stillwater.
Black and white photograph of the Second Minnesota Artillery monument at Chickamauga, Georgia, taken c.1890.
Second Minnesota Regiment at Mission Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863

Colonialism

Black and white photograph of annuities being paid at the Fond Du Lac reservation, c.1865.

Companies

Bongards' Creameries
Color illustration of three styles of rug manufactured by the Crex Carpet Company.
Black and white photograph of the expanded downtown store complex, c.1938. The  original store is in the darker shade.
Black and white photograph of Donaldson’s Glass Block, c.1920. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.
Black and white photograph of research and development division, Economics Laboratory, 1938.
Color image of the north façade of the Faribault Woolen Mill Company, 2011.
J.R. Watkins Company, Winona
Aerial view, Jolly Green Giant Headquarters and surrounding area, Blue Earth
Color image of a Gedney's Pantry Pickles label, c.1935.
Photograph of a stagecoach bound from Alexandria to Melrose, 1876.
advertising image of father and children wearing Munsingwear long underwear
Northrup King Dahlia seed packet
Color image of a Northwest Orient Airlines menu, c.1970.
Samuel C. and Annie Pandolfo, in Pan Car, visiting St. Cloud, March 1956

Court Cases

Black and white photograph of Jack Baker and James Michael McConnell applying for a marriage license in Minneapolis, 1970.
Black and white photograph of Winslow Hotel, St. Anthony, c.1865.
Black and white photograph of Joseph Gilbert seated, c.1925.
Photograph of St. Louis County Courthouse and Duluth City Hall
Black and white photograph of the Reverend Bernt J. Muus, c.1875.
Black and white image of the editorial page of the Minneapolis Saturday Press, October 25, 1927.
Black and white photograph of Socialist Workers Party members, ca.1941.
Button produced by the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition
Black and white photograph of Joseph Israel Lobdell, also called Lucy Ann and La-Roi Lobell, ca. 1854.
photograph of Reserve Mining Company train

Crime and Punishment

Reward poster for Alvin Karpis and Fred Barker
Kid Cann
White lynch mob posing with murdered African American men
Oil on canvas painting (1888) by Alexis Jean Fournier of the Ramsey County courthouse in St. Paul as it appeared at the time of Ann Bilansky's trial in 1859.
William Williams in the county jail, 1905
Color scan of a Wanted for Bank Robbery poster, 1930.
Black and white photograph of Rochester State Hospital.
Black and white photograph of Virginia Piper in Jay Cooke State Park after her rescue by the FBI. Photographed by the FBI on July 29, 1972. Used with the permission of Harry Piper III.
Black and white photograph of Minnesota Commission of Public Safety members, c.1918.
Black and white photograph of Carol and Cotton Thompson on their wedding day, March 27, 1948.
The village of St. Paul, 1844. Etching by Charles William Post.
Black and white photograph of inmate believed to be Houston Osborne, c.1895.
Black and white photograph of John O'Connor during the height of his power in St. Paul, c.1912.
Black and white photograph of the front exterior of the Minnesota State Reform School. Taken by T.W. Ingersoll c.1875.

Dakota

Charles Eastman
Beaded bag made by Margeurite Metivier (Dakota), ca.1860.
Color image of a Dakota summer lodge, ca. 1846–1848. Watercolor painting by Seth Eastman.
Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.
Color image of the Lower Sioux Agency Warehouse, 2012
Color image of a pipe quarry pit, Pipestone National Monument, 2009. Photograph by the National Park Service.
Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville, ca. 1880–1881.
Color lithograph of Red Wing's village in 1855.
Mendota from Fort Snelling
Treaty of Traverse des Sioux
Ernest Wabasha
Hand written document recognizing "Wahcoota" as Tatanka Mani's successor, May 17, 1829.

Dakota and Ojibwe History After 1900

Flag of the American Indian Movement (AIM)
Postcard with photograph of AIM Patrol poster, 1991.
Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, 1911.
CCC-ID workers from Nett Lake
Nathan Whitefeather and family
Black and white photograph of George Morrison and Hazel Belvo, 1976.
Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post, 1929
photograph of ruth myers
Lawrence Vizenor
Ernest Wabasha
Color image of the world’s largest peace pipe, installed next to the Rock Island Depot in Pipestone. Photographed by Flickr user Josh Mattson, August 15, 2009.

Elections, Politics, and Politicians

Color image of Minnesota state senator Mee Moua speaks at a rally on October 30, 2008, in support of Barack Obama, Al Franken, and other Democratic candidates.
Elmer L. Andersen
Black and white photograph of Hubert Humphrey, c.1968.
Black and white photograph of Eugene McCarthy, 1971. Photograph by Haines Photo Company.
First Minnesota State Capitol, 1853–1872.
Black and white photograph of Governor Elmer Benson speaking at a Farmer-Labor state convention in Duluth, 1938.
Photograph of Alexander Ramsey
Interior of the Exposition Hall, Republican National Convention, Minneapolisl
Black and white Carte-de-visite photograph of Henry H. Sibley, c.1870.
Black and white photograph of Harold Stassen signing a bill into law, 1941.
Paul Wellstone’s official U.S. Senate portrait, taken c.1996.
Black and white photograph of John Frank Wheaton, c.1899.

Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters

Black and white photograph of destruction caused by the 1887 fire in Cannon Falls.
Survivors of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado inspect damaged property in the aftermath of the storm, June 1992.
photograph of Dawson school with children playing in the snow.
Black and white photograph of people and ruins after the fire, 1918.
Black and white photograph of flood at Chaska, 1965.
Aerial view of Fridley tornado damage
Color image of Jack-o'-lanterns covered in snow during the Halloween Blizzard, 1991. Photograph by Richard Sennott, RPA, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Photograph of badly damaged house.
Black and white photograph of Staples train depot, c.1929. Initial reports of damage at the depot proved to be exaggerated.
Cole's Mill after cyclone, Rochester.
Sherman House Hotel

Farming

Colorized Washburn-Crosby Flour Mills advertisement for Gold Medal Flour, Threshing Scene, unknown location.
Photograph of Farm Bureau parade float
Foreclosure action poster
Crowd gathering outside for Farmers' Institute meeting in Badger, Minnesota.
Xee Yang harvesting kale flowers
Oliver H. Kelley
Late 1860s photograph showing barges along Red Wing's Mississippi River waterfront awaiting wheat for shipment to customers downriver.
Color image of the Minnesota Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls. Date unknown.
Black and white photograph of NFO farmers and creamery employees ride a bulk truck out to milk dumping site on the Martin Lampi farm near Annandale on March 7, 1963.
Black and white photograph of Entomology professor Henry C. Chiang (left) inspecting corn stalks for signs of corn borers with F. G. Holdaway and Jeanne Marie Hellberg, 1951.
Black and white photograph of Martin Carlsted turning the handle of a manual corn sheller to remove kernels, c.1910.
Color image of a Minnesota State Grange picnic held on the Sletton Farm in Aitkin on June 13, 2015.
Black and white photograph of young bakers participating in a bread-making demonstration at the 1918 Minnesota State Fair.

Food

Color portraits of Betty Crocker, 1936–1981.
Bongards' Creameries
Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery
Field of hybrid corn, ca. 1945.
Aerial view, Jolly Green Giant Headquarters and surrounding area, Blue Earth
Color image of a Gedney's Pantry Pickles label, c.1935.
Photograph of three Egekvist Bakery store clerks, 1947.
Color poster produced for the National War Garden Commission. Designed by illustrator James Montgomery Flagg, c.1918.
Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken on July 16, 1975 by Steve Plattner.
Cover of a brochure published by Swift & Company, a national meatpacker and margarine producer with operations in St. Paul. From the Davis, Kellogg & Severance Law Firm Records, 1878-1941, Minnesota Historical Society.
Two men posing next to a Ry-Krisp batter-mixing machine.
SPAM bank
Peter M. Gideon
Wheaties box featuring athlete and Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe, 2001.

Fur Trade

La Pointe, Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin.
Sepia-colored photograph of Charles Bonga
Google map of the Cadotte Post site with overlay of Douglas Birk’s 1972 sketch and an approximation of the location of the survey grid.
Two fur traders
Bird’s-eye view of the Grand Lodge on Grand Portage Bay
Hudson’s Bay Company storehouse, Georgetown
Color image of the excavation unit at Réaume site, 2011.
Site map of Little Round Hill, 1992.
Black and white photograph of an unidentified Métis fur trader of Indian and French Ancestry, ca. 1870.
Black and white photograph of a man and a Red River cart train, ca. 1859. Photograph by Martin’s Gallery.
The Snake River Fur Post as it appeared during John Sayer's tenure as partner in the early nineteenth century. Drawn by David Geister, ca. 2000.
Black and white Carte-de-visite photograph of Henry H. Sibley, c.1870.

Hmong

Color image of Hmong youth participate in Art Saves Us: Beyond the Noise, collaboratively creating original music in the Center for Hmong Arts & Culture’s (CHAT’s) St. Paul studio, May, 2013.
Color image of Minnesota state senator Mee Moua speaks at a rally on October 30, 2008, in support of Barack Obama, Al Franken, and other Democratic candidates.
Xee Yang harvesting kale flowers
Color image of a Hmong American boy in traditional clothing. Photographed by Vue Xiong, c.1992.
Color image of participants in the Operation Free Flu Shot program gather for a group photograph at the Hmong New Year celebration in St. Paul’s RiverCentre on November 24, 2012.
Black and white photograph of the 1981 Hmong New Year, held in St. Paul’s Highland Junior-Senior High School. Photographed by Marlin Heise on December 19, 1981.
First issue of Hmong Pages

Immigrants and Refugees

Black and white photograph of G.O. Miller store in Vasa.
Black and white photograph of children attending a child's birthday party c.1912.
Color image of a Hmong American boy in traditional clothing. Photographed by Vue Xiong, c.1992.
Black and white photograph of a Slovenian wedding in Eveleth, 1908
Black and white photograph of a Hmong Celebration, Frogtown, 1993. Photograph by Wing Young Huie.
Black and white photograph of Warren and Mary Amanda Braman, ca. 1880s–1890s. From the collection of CarrieJo Cowler.
Black and white photograph of Young Mexican American women in Minnesota, c. 1950.
Photograph of girl in Norwegian Costume
Stephen Kulieke (center bottom) with Cuban refugees
Photograph of Ilhan Omar
Mrs. Thomas Yamazaki with her daughters Luanne (left) and Aveline (right) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel
Children of Governor Adolph Eberhart

Inventions

Color image of a Bundt cake pan, May 11, 2005.
Black and white photograph of Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging at a factory in Golden Valley, c.1955.
Screenshot from opening menu of Oregon Trail for Windows, 1995.
Color image of an early version of a Post-it Note, 1986.
Two men posing next to a Ry-Krisp batter-mixing machine.
photograph of a scotch tape dispenser, circa 1960
Black and white photograph of Frederick McKinley Jones standing next to a truck outfitted with a mobile refrigeration unit, c.1950.
Peter M. Gideon

Iron Range

1909 Photograph showing the B'nai Abraham Synagogue under construction
Map showing the locations of the Vermillion, Mesabi, and Cuyuna Iron Ranges of Minnesota.
Black and white photograph of a 221 "Yellowstone" steam locomotive, 1940.
Black and white photograph of a Slovenian wedding in Eveleth, 1908
Photograph of St. Louis County Courthouse and Duluth City Hall
Black and white photograph of Hibbing's Agudath Achim Synagogue taken in August of 1972.
Color image of the rocky shoreline in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff.
Black and white photograph of the Merritt family some twenty years before they began mining operations on the Mesabi, 1871.
Underground miner, Mesabi Range
Black and white photograph of miners inside the Fayal mine in Eveleth, 1915. Photographed by William F. Roleff.
Black and white photograph of a Fourth of July festival at Co-opMesaba Park, 1937.
Colonial Hotel being moved to new site, Hibbing
Exterior view of the Socialist Opera building in Virginia, Minnesota.
Tower-Soudan Mine, lower level

Jews

Color photograph of the exterior of Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth. Photographed by Phillip Prowse c.2010.
Black and white photograph of Samuel Deinard.
1909 Photograph showing the B'nai Abraham Synagogue under construction
Black and white photograph of children attending a child's birthday party c.1912.
Black and white photograph of booth staffed by members of the JCRC/ADL at the Minnesota State Fair, c.1986.
Black and white photograph of Warren and Mary Amanda Braman, ca. 1880s–1890s. From the collection of CarrieJo Cowler.
Black and white photograph of Hibbing's Agudath Achim Synagogue taken in August of 1972.
Black and white photograph of a staff member administering a vocational test at the Jewish Vocational Society of St. Paul, undated.
Color photograph of the exterior of Mount Zion Temple c. 2012.
Irene Paull Testifying Before HUAC
Temple Israel, Duluth
Black and white photograph of Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, 1963.

Landmarks

Colorized postcard of the Duluth Armory, c.1920.
Basilica
Black and white photograph of Foshay Tower, 821 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, 1928–1929.
Color image of Schott Barn with its roof intact, c.1985.
Glensheen, 2015.
Color image of the James J. Hill House, 2013.
Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken on July 16, 1975 by Steve Plattner.
Color image of the Minnesota Building, 2009.
Paisley Park exterior
Color image of a pipe quarry pit, Pipestone National Monument, 2009. Photograph by the National Park Service.
Color image of the Round Tower at Historic Fort Snelling, 2010. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user Jonathunder.
Exterior view of the Socialist Opera building in Virginia, Minnesota.
Color photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse, c.2000
Color image of St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse viewed from the south side of Kellogg Boulevard, 2005.

Latinxs and Chicanxs

Scan of cover of Chicano Studies 1975 departmental brochure of classes (University of Minnesota)
Brown Berets marching with flags
Mario Duarte in the La Prensa office
Black and white photograph of a Mexican American migrant farm worker harvesting asparagus near Owatonna, ca. 1955.
Color image of MCLA staff visit Willmar, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, June 6, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.
Black and white photograph of Young Mexican American women in Minnesota, c. 1950.
Stephen Kulieke (center bottom) with Cuban refugees

LGBTQ History

Black and white photograph of Jack Baker and James Michael McConnell applying for a marriage license in Minneapolis, 1970.
Bisexual pride flag
Gratia Alta Countryman
Black and white photograph of Clement Haupers in his studio, c.1930.
 ACT UP handbill
Color image of Minnesota Representative Terry Morrow (DFL) speaking on the House floor against SF 1308, 2011.
Images from a poster used by Minnesota Men of Color, ca. 2000. The organization’s founders, Nick Metcalf and Edd Lee, are pictured at the top right and bottom left. Photographs by Chuck Smith.
Color image of a quilt panel memorializing 212 Minnesotans who had died of AIDS, 1988.
Photograph of Ozaawindib Lake
Stephen Kulieke (center bottom) with Cuban refugees
Black and white photograph of Allan Spear, 1997. Photographed by Minnesota Senate photographer.
Black and white photograph of Joseph Israel Lobdell, also called Lucy Ann and La-Roi Lobell, ca. 1854.
Black and white photograph of Evangeline Whipple, ca. 1896.

Music

Michelle Leon, Lori Barbero, and Kat Bjelland perform at a warehouse party, 1989. Photographed by Katie O’Brien.
Scan of the cover of a 1985 calendar commemorating the 300th birthday of J. S. Bach
F. Melius Christiansen
Photograph of he Great Western Band, St. Paul, 1868.
Hüsker Dü concert poster, 1986
Black and white photograph of Florence Macbeth taken c.1915-1920.
Roméo et Juliet
Black and white photograph of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on stage, c.1912.
Prince performing “Purple Rain” at First Avenue, 1983.
Color image of the Sabathanites Drum Corps marching in parade in Minneapolis, ca. early 2000s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.
Schubert Club Board
Black and white photograph of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on stage, ca. 1959.
Denny Diamond and the Jewels

Native Americans (general)

Flag of the American Indian Movement (AIM)
Postcard with photograph of AIM Patrol poster, 1991.
Black-and-white photograph of the site where the Dakota and Ojibwe fought the Battle of Shakopee in 1858.
Wakan Ozanzan’s village
Antoine Grignon
Color image of Indian Mounds Park, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.
Nathan Whitefeather and family
Digitally enhanced petroglyphs
Site map of Little Round Hill, 1992.
Black and white photograph of an unidentified Métis fur trader of Indian and French Ancestry, ca. 1870.
Black and white photograph of “intermediate” students inside a classroom at an Native American boarding school in Beaulieu, c.1900.
Children on the steps of the Indian School at Pipestone
Photograph of Sybil Carter and Indian lace makers at Leech Lake, ca. 1896.
Ball Play (La Crosse)

Natural Wonders

postcard photograph showing Barn Bluff limestone formation
Color image of Morton gneiss used on the façade of the West Publishing Company building in St. Paul, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.
Niagara Cave Halls
Color image of the Helen Allison Savanna Scientific and Natural Area, Anoka County, ca. 2010.
Color image of a pipe quarry pit, Pipestone National Monument, 2009. Photograph by the National Park Service.
Color image of a Platteville limestone seam in Fort Snelling State Park, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Newspapers and Magazines

Black and white photograph of Samuel Deinard.
Front cover of the April 1921 issue of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang.
Ogden Gunderson reading The Farmer.
First issue of Hmong Pages
Mario Duarte in the La Prensa office
A color page of Svenska Amerikanska Posten from the “Sångarfäst=Nummer” edition from July 21, 1903.
Color image of the August 30, 1905 issue of the Svenska Folkets Tidning, with an article detailing the history of the paper since 1881 on the front page.
Black and white photograph of Waconia Patriot editor and publisher Charles Reil in his office, 1917.
John Quincy Adams

Norwegians

Black and white photograph of the Reverend Bernt J. Muus, c.1875.
Knute Nelson
Gen. Lauris Norstad c. 1960
Photograph of girl in Norwegian Costume
Map of Clay County
St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

Ojibwe

Portrait of Bagone-giizhig (Hole-in-the-Day the Younger), c.1855.
Sepia-colored photograph of Charles Bonga
Bird’s-eye view of the Grand Lodge on Grand Portage Bay
Maggie Sengoge and Porky White making maple sugar
Black and white photograph of George Morrison and Hazel Belvo, 1976.
Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post, 1929
photograph of ruth myers
Photograph of Ojibwe family
Photograph of Ozaawindib Lake
Mikwendaagoziwaag (memorial) at Sandy Lake
Sawmill on the Red Lake Indian Reservation
Black and white photograph of annuities being paid at the Fond Du Lac reservation, c.1865.
Indian Land Cessions and Reservations to 1858
Lawrence Vizenor

Parks and Reserves

Color image of a Bison jump site at Blue Mounds State Park, 1995.
Color image of Iron Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 2012.
Cedar Bog Lake
Tinted photographic postcard on paper depicting Minnesota Street in St. Paul's Central Park, c.1895.
Black and white photograph of Jacob Brower at the Lake Itasca basin at DeSoto Lake, 1889.
Black and white photograph of Horace William Shaler Cleveland, date unknown.
Color image of the Dalles of the St. Croix River seen from the Wisconsin bank, July 2, 2009.
Color image of the rocky shoreline in Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff.
Color image of Minneopa Falls, Minneopa State Park, October 21, 2010. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever.
Mudcura

Places of Worship

Color photograph of the exterior of Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth. Photographed by Phillip Prowse c.2010.
Basilica
1909 Photograph showing the B'nai Abraham Synagogue under construction
Color image of B’nai Israel Synagogue and Dan Abraham Cultural Center, c.2013.
Color image of the of St. Paul Cathedral from John Ireland Blvd. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever, 2012.
Color image of group prayer during the purchase of a building for Dar Al-Hijrah, 2006.
Color image of the Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.
Black and white photograph of Kenesseth Israel Synagogue in Minneapolis, c.1900.
Color image of St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Duluth, 2001.
photograph of the altar and main aisle of St. Peter Claver

Railroads (in memory of Aaron Hanson, 1972–2017)

Color image of the Westbrook Depot, home of the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, 2017. Photograph by Dave Van Loh.
Black and white photograph of a 221 "Yellowstone" steam locomotive, 1940.
Black and white photograph of a depot on the DW&P at Orr, Minnesota, 1974.
Color image of Great Northern diesel locomotive number 400, 1966. Photograph by Myron T. Gilbertson.
Black and white photograph of a Luce Line passenger train to Lake Lillian. Image is from the Lake Lillian News, ca. 1930–1939.
Black and white photograph of a locomotive for the "Hiawatha," Milwaukee Road. Photograph by Milwaukee Road News Bureau, 1935.
Black and white photograph of the front of the Great Northern Railway Depot, Minneapolis, 1914.
Black and white photograph of cars on Dan Patch line of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester & Dubuque Traction Company, 1910.
Engraving of the Como Shops published in Northwest magazine (April 1886, page 12).
Color image of the William Crooks locomotive, ca. 2000.

Rural Communities

Color image of 4-H club member Hannah Rolf showing off her three-year-old Holstein dairy cow at the Minnesota State Fair, 2015.
Color image of Ada Village Hall, c.1998.
Black and white photograph of Former Crookston BPW presidents, 1942.
Photograph of South Main Avenue, Harmony MN
Color image of members of the Dorcas Mission Society, ca. 1990s.
Black and white postcard showing the Great Northern Railway Depot and a grain elevator behind the depot in Clontarf, c.1880s.
Black and white photograph of downtown Hanover seen from the Hennepin County side of the Crow River, ca. late 1800s.
Bird's-eye view of Georgetown
Photograph of Henrytown area in 2018
Black and white photograph of Warren and Mary Amanda Braman, ca. 1880s–1890s. From the collection of CarrieJo Cowler.
Registration table at Riverfest 1990
Color image of the Stickney Inn and Store, looking east, July 2014. Photographed by Amy Lucas.
Black and white photograph of the dedication ceremony of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie, held on September 23, 1883.

Schools

Black and white photograph of students at Gustavus Adolphus College c.1972.
Scan of cover of Chicano Studies 1975 departmental brochure of classes (University of Minnesota)
Black and white photograph of Old Main, the first building at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 1877.
Black and white photograph of Julia Ann Sears, c.1872.
Black and white photograph of translators at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, 1945.
Color drawing of the State Public School in Owatonna, c.1906.
Old Main, Mankato Normal School
Students rallying in front of Morrill Hall
Hamline University, Red Wing
Black and white photograph of “intermediate” students inside a classroom at an Native American boarding school in Beaulieu, c.1900.
Black and white postcard picturing the dedication of Stephens Hall, with James J. Hill, in 1908.
Color image of Derham Hall at St. Catherine University, July 26, 2009.
aerial photograph of St. Olaf College campus
Winona Normal School

Somalis

Color image of the interior of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota (CSCM), 2017. Photograph by Ibrahim Hirsi.
Color image of group prayer during the purchase of a building for Dar Al-Hijrah, 2006.
Photograph of Ilhan Omar
Photograph of the interior of a traditional Somali home, recreated for the Somali Museum of Minnesota
Abdi Farah (Abdi Phenomenal), Safiya Tusmo, and Awil Ali Waarabe

South, East, and Southeast Asians

FMA president Rene Dawis delivering a speech in Minneapolis, 1953.
Black and white photograph of Dr. Padmakar K. Dixit, his wife, and their two daughters in Minnesota, 1962.
Black and white photograph of a Hmong Celebration, Frogtown, 1993. Photograph by Wing Young Huie.
Color image of Gabe (Michael Sung-Ho) and Billy (Eric Sharp) in the Mu Performing Arts production of Middle Brother, written by Eric Sharp and directed by Robert Rosen, 2014. Michal Daniel, photographer.
Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.
Black and white photograph of translators at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, 1945.
Sacred Earth, Ragamala Dance Company
SILC Hindi class
Mrs. Thomas Yamazaki with her daughters Luanne (left) and Aveline (right) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel
Ruth Nomura's college graduation photo
The Dalai Lama at the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota in St. Paul, 2017. Photograph by Tashi Khongtsotsang.

Strikes

Striking Hormel workers on April 10, 1986
Black and white scan of a cartoon from the Seattle Industrial Worker, February 3, 1917.
Underground miner, Mesabi Range
Black and white photograph of miners inside the Fayal mine in Eveleth, 1915. Photographed by William F. Roleff.
Black and white photograph of National Guard troops keeping a crowd back during a raid on strike headquarters in Minneapolis, 1934.
Black and white scan of "The best way to settle it." Minneapolis Journal, April 12, 1889.
Black and white photograph of the Street Railway Company strike, 1917.
Michigan strikers reading bulletin board at strike headquarters, Marenisco, Michigan.
Black and white photograph of the Willmar 8 on strike, c.1977
Work Progress Administration sewing project strike, Minneapolis

Suffrage

Church of the Redeemer, Minneapolis
Governor Horace Austin
Women waiting in line to vote in an election (probably for a school board) in a downtown Minneapolis precinct c.1908.
The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial on the northeast corner of the upper state capitol mall, 2019. Photo by Linda A. Cameron.
Julia B. Nelson, ca. 1866
Dr. Martha George Rogers Ripley
Photograph of 1914 women' suffrage parade
Photograph of Clara Ueland, ca. 1918.

Swedes

Black and white photograph of G.O. Miller store in Vasa.
John Lind
Hans Mattson
Eric Norelius, Swedish-American clergyman
portrait photograph of Peterson
Two men posing next to a Ry-Krisp batter-mixing machine.
Children of Governor Adolph Eberhart
A color page of Svenska Amerikanska Posten from the “Sångarfäst=Nummer” edition from July 21, 1903.
Color image of the August 30, 1905 issue of the Svenska Folkets Tidning, with an article detailing the history of the paper since 1881 on the front page.
Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, ca. 1910.
Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915.
Black and white photograph of Elof Wedin, 1958.

US‒Dakota War of 1862

Lithograph interpretation of the Battle of Birch Coulee, 1912.
Battle of Wood Lake
Bird's-eye view of Georgetown
Black and white photograph of an exterior view of Fort Snelling showing the Round Tower, 1863.
Scan of a drawing of Joseph Godfrey, 1862. Drawing by Robert O. Sweeny.
Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.
Color image of the Lower Sioux Agency Warehouse, 2012
Photograph of Alexander Ramsey
Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville, ca. 1880–1881.
Black and white Carte-de-visite photograph of Henry H. Sibley, c.1870.

Visual Artists

Portrait of Charles Biederman
Black and white photograph of Adolf Dehn in Paris, c.1926.
Alexis Jean Fournier with painter's palette
Photograph of Wanda Gág in 1928.
Black and white photograph of Clement Haupers in his studio, c.1930.
Black and white photograph of Elsa L. Jemne working at an easel, 1922.
Black and white photograph of Robert Koehler, c.1907.
Black and white photograph of Clara Mairs, c.1930.
Gene Ritchie Monahan in her studio
Black and white photograph of George Morrison and Hazel Belvo, 1976.
Photograph of Curt Swan in Minnesota, October 2, 1993
Black and white photograph of Stephen Arnold Douglas Volk, 1908.
Black and white photograph of Elof Wedin, 1958.

Women's Rights

Photograph of Kate Wulf and Jeri Rasmussen
Photograph of St. Louis County Courthouse and Duluth City Hall
Black and white photograph of Nellie Stone Johnson, c.1935.
Black and white photograph of the Reverend Bernt J. Muus, c.1875.
Black and white photograph of Meridel Le Sueur, c. 1940.
Black and white photograph of Julia Ann Sears, c.1872.
Black and white photograph of the Willmar 8 on strike, c.1977

World War I

Black and white photograph of men tarred and feathered in Minnesota during 1918 campaign by anti-Nonpartisan Leaguers,  c.1918.
Ervin T. Blix in his navy uniform
Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.
Black and white photograph of Mrs. J. P. Mohan, Gold Star mother, with flag, St. Paul, 1918.
Joseph Linwood Laughy
Color poster produced for the National War Garden Commission. Designed by illustrator James Montgomery Flagg, c.1918.
Black and white photograph of Minnesota Commission of Public Safety members, c.1918.
Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Home Guard on parade in St. Paul, 1917.
Black and white photograph of Dr. Louis A. Fritsche, c.1920.
Black and white photograph of an audience at the American Legion National Convention, Minneapolis, 1919.
Einar A. Rogstad
Black and white photograph of embers of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.
Black and white photograph of young bakers participating in a bread-making demonstration at the 1918 Minnesota State Fair.
Lawrence Vizenor
Color image of a World War I-era Red Cross poster, c.1917.

World War II

Color image of the Camp Ripley cantonment area, 2015.
Black and white photograph of German prisoners of war outside a farm building in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.
Black and white photograph of translators at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, 1945.
Gen. Lauris Norstad c. 1960
Black and white photograph of a shipbuilding crew at Port Cargill, Savage, ca. 1941.
Mrs. Thomas Yamazaki with her daughters Luanne (left) and Aveline (right) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel
Photograph of Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Betty Strohfus, ca. 1940s.
Color image of a Red Bull Shoulder Patch.
 Workers on the factory line at the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant

Writers

Charles Eastman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Black and white photograph of Meridel Le Sueur, c. 1940.
Black and white photograph of Sinclair Lewis, ca. 1915.
Black and white photograph of Maud Hart Lovelace, Minnesota author, c.1928.
Black and white photograph of Laura Ingalls Wilder, c.1894.