Douglas Volk. Portrait of John Scott Bradstreet, ca. 1890, oil on canvas, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Portrait of John Scott Bradstreet

Douglas Volk. Portrait of John Scott Bradstreet, ca. 1890, oil on canvas, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Black and white photograph of John S. Bradstreet ca. 1900.

John S. Bradstreet

John S. Bradstreet ca. 1900.

Bradstreet, John Scott (1845–1914)

John Scott Bradstreet was a key tastemaker in early twentieth century Minnesota. As a designer of objects and interiors, he shaped the aesthetic tastes and parlors of the Twin Cities. Beyond his retail operations, Bradstreet’s work as an organizer and booster of the fine arts in Minneapolis was central to the development of art exhibitions and societies, and eventually led to the founding of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Color image of the Sabathanites Drum Corps, circa. 1960s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.

Sabathanites Drum Corps, ca. 1960s

Sabathanites Drum Corps, ca. 1960s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.

Color image of the Sabathanites Drum Corps, Minneapolis, ca. early 2000s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.

Sabathanites Drum Corps

Sabathanites Drum Corps, Minneapolis, ca. early 2000s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.

Color image of the Sabathanites Drum Corps marching in parade in Minneapolis, ca. early 2000s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.

Sabathanites Drum Corps marching in Minneapolis parade

Sabathanites Drum Corps marching in parade in Minneapolis, ca. early 2000s. Photographed by Suluki Fardan.

Sabathanites Drum Corps

Founded in 1964, the Sabathanites Drum Corps is the oldest existing African American drum corps in Minnesota. It started as a youth group, but in 2017, some of its original members are still performing with the corps after over fifty years.

Postcard featuring the Armory in Crookston, Minnesota, ca. 1915.

Postcard featuring the Armory in Crookston, Minnesota

The Armory was designed by Bert Keck in 1915 and remains standing at 416 North Broadway in Crookston.

Postcard featuring Franklin Elementary School, designed by Keck in 1908.

Franklin School, Crookston, Minnesota

Postcard featuring Franklin Elementary School, designed by Keck in 1908. The school was located at 517 South Ash Street in the Woods Addition (a neighborhood inside Crookston).

Bundt Pan

Many Americans can recognize a Bundt pan or have one at home. But few know that this iconic cake pan, created by H. David Dalquist, founder of the Nordic Ware Company, is rooted in Minnesota’s Jewish immigrant history. The design for the ring-shaped mold came from a pan called the Gugelhupf, which was brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants from Europe.

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