Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1940.

Hilda Simms

A promotional photo taken early in Hilda Simms’s acting career, c.1940.

Simms, Hilda (1918–1994)

Raised in a large Catholic family in North Minneapolis, Hilda Simms became a national celebrity for her leading role in the first all-black performance of the Broadway show Anna Lucasta. Frustrated by her struggling career and the lack of roles for black actors, Simms worked as the creative director for the New York State Human Rights Commission to address racial discrimination in the entertainment industry.

J.C. Burbank’s Residence, Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Engraving of the house from An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, by A. T. Andreas, 1874.

J.C. Burbank’s Residence

J.C. Burbank’s Residence, Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Engraving of the house from An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, by A. T. Andreas, 1874.

The Desert, lithograph on paper by Adolf Dehn 1967.

"The Desert"

The Desert, lithograph on paper by Adolf Dehn 1967.

Black and white photograph of Adolf Dehn in France, 1963.

Adolf Dehn in France

Adolf Dehn in France, 1963.

Black and white photograph of Adolf Dehn painting, c.1950s.

Adolf Dehn painting

Adolf Dehn painting, c.1950s.

Rainstorm in Minnesota, watercolor on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1950.

"Rainstorm in Minnesota"

Rainstorm in Minnesota, watercolor on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1950.

Northern Minnesota Lake, watercolor on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1950.

"Northern Minnesota Lake"

Northern Minnesota Lake, watercolor on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1950.

The Marquis de Fumerol, lithograph on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1945.

"The Marquis de Fumerol"

The Marquis de Fumerol, lithograph on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1945.

Was it a Dream, lithograph on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1945.

"Was it a Dream"

Was it a Dream, lithograph on paper by Adolf Dehn, 1945.

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