Kilmarnock Books

The Kilmarnock Bookstore in downtown St. Paul brought writers and artists together at the dawn of the Jazz Age and helped inspire some of the best work of their careers. Nearly a hundred years later, the Twin Cities are considered among the most literary cities in the United States.

Oil on board painting of strike headquarters, 1934. Painting by Jerry Hudson.

Painting of strike headquarters

Oil on board painting of strike headquarters, 1934. Painting by Jerry Hudson.

Colorized postcard image of downtown store at 700 Nicollet Ave., 1912.

The Dayton Company

Postcard image of downtown store at 700 Nicollet Ave., 1912.

Black and white photograph of Seth Eastman, c.1860.

Seth Eastman

Seth Eastman, c.1860. Seth Eastman was assigned to Fort Snelling in 1830. From 1833 to 1840 he was the fort commandant. Eastman was also an accomplished artist. Many of his paintings offer views of Fort Snelling, and American Indian life during the Expansionist Era.

Graphite drawing of Fort Snelling showing landing road with root cellars beneath it and Dakota Indians in the foreground, c.1856. Drawing by B. C. H.

Sketch of Fort Snelling

Graphite drawing of Fort Snelling showing landing road with root cellars beneath it and Dakota Indians in the foreground, c.1856. Drawing by B. C. H.

Watercolor painting of the interior of Fort Snelling, c.1853. Painting by George F. Fuller.

Interior of Fort Snelling

Watercolor painting of the interior of Fort Snelling, c.1853. Painting by George F. Fuller.

Painting of the prairie just beyond the north side of Fort Snelling, c.1847. Painting by Seth Eastman.

Prairie north of Fort Snelling

Prairie just beyond the north side of Fort Snelling, c.1847. Painting by Seth Eastman.

Watercolor painting of Fort Snelling, c.1844. Painting by John Casper Wild.

Painting of Fort Snelling

Watercolor painting of Fort Snelling, c.1844. Painting by John Casper Wild.

Black and white lithograph of Fort Snelling, showing additional buildings on the landing, 1830. Artist unknown.

Lithograph of Fort Snelling

Lithograph of Fort Snelling, showing additional buildings on the landing, 1830. Artist unknown.

Black and white portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Leavenworth, c.1820.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Leavenworth

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Leavenworth, c.1820.

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