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 Art.

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).

Drawing of the Germania Bank’s exterior.

Drawing of the Germania Bank’s exterior

J. Walter Stevens’ competition entry for the Germania Bank, 6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul. Reproduced in Jeffrey A. Hess and Paul Clifford Larson, St. Paul’s Architecture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006), 56.

A design sketch by Harvey Ellis for the interior of a bank, probably the Germania. The sketch was published in Western Architect (February 1904) and reproduced in Minnesota History 40, no. 3 (Fall 1966): 101.

Design sketch of the interior of a bank

A design sketch by Harvey Ellis for the interior of a bank, probably the Germania. The sketch was published in Western Architect (February 1904) and reproduced in Minnesota History 40, no. 3 (Fall 1966): 101.

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