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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.

Elevator row, Clara City

Elevator row, Clara City

This postcard of "Elevator Row" in Clara City, Minnesota, c.1910, shows one of the major reasons rural people have gone to town since the 1880s: to connect to the railroad to sell grain.

Dan Patch and driver.

Dan Patch and driver.

Dan Patch and driver, c.1904.

Rookwood counter/advertising sign

Rookwood counter/advertising sign

Rookwood tile owned by Henrietta Barclay Paist and used in her studio in St. Paul.

Hand-painted pendant art original

Hand-painted pendant art original

Hand-painted pendant made by Henrietta Barclay Paist between 1920 and 1929.

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