T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing, December 5, 1958. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.

Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing

Sheldon Auditorium, Red Wing, c.1910.

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing. Postcard, c.1906.

T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, Red Wing

In 1904, Red Wing became home to T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium, one of the first municipal theaters in the United States. It has shown live performances or movies for more than a century, in spite of financial trouble, lawsuits, and fluctuations in audience interest.

Socialist Opera House, Virginia

Virginia's Socialist Opera House was one of many halls built in communities across the nation where concentrations of Finnish immigrants had settled. Used for dances, gymnastic performances, and stage plays, the halls also provided meeting places for like-minded Finns, many of them laborers who embraced socialist ideals.

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Second floor of Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, 89 South Tenth Street, Minneapolis, c.1930.

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster, possibly by Mary S. Campbell, c.1915.

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1910.

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

A hand-formed and hand-finished Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot, c.1910. Bottom center is stamped "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis."

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis, c.1909. Photographer: Elgin R. Shepard.

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