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.

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon. The underside has the monogram of the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild, c.1905–1918.

Glazed earthenware bookend

Glazed earthenware bookend

Glazed earthenware bookend impressed "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis" on back, c.1905–1918.

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild, May 1914.

Handicraft Guild

At the turn of the twentieth century, Minneapolis became a national center for the arts movement known as Arts and Crafts. The city's Handicraft Guild led the way. Founded by women, the Handicraft Guild made the arts in Minneapolis more democratic and populist by offering classes like pottery and metalwork to artists and teachers.

Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn.

Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn.

"Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn." Postcard c.1910.

Grangers versus Grasshoppers

Grangers versus Grasshoppers

"Grangers versus Grasshoppers, or the irrepressible conflict," carte-de-visite, c.1880.

Grasshopper plague in Minnesota

Grasshopper plague in Minnesota

This 1888 engraving depicts the 1873–1877 grasshopper plague in Minnesota and a method of capturing the young grasshoppers.

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