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Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from a convocation in honor of her eightieth birthday

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from a convocation in honor of her eightieth birthday

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from the convocation honoring her eightieth birthday, 1916.

Maria Louise Sanford

Maria Louise Sanford

Maria Louise Sanford, c. 1880.

Professor Maria Louise Sanford, 1918.

Maria Louise Sanford

Professor Maria Louise Sanford in Minneapolis, 1918.

Sanford, Maria (1836–1920)

One of the first female professors in the United States, Maria Sanford was an English professor at the University of Minnesota for nearly thirty years. Her exceptional teaching, notable public lectures, and active community leadership led many to call her "the best loved woman in Minnesota."

The children of Franklin School being escorted across the street by school police, St. Paul.

The children of Franklin School being escorted across the street by school police, St. Paul.

Children being led across the street in a snowstorm, c.1937.

Three members of the St. Paul School Police force.

Three members of the St. Paul School Police force.

Three members of the school police; note their signs, badges, and Sam Browne belts, c.1933.

School Police Parade, St. Paul.

School Police Parade, St. Paul.

St. Paul school police parade, c.1931.

Making new signals for St. Paul school police, Boys Vocational School, St. Paul.

Making new signals for St. Paul school police, Boys Vocational School, St. Paul.

Workers making signs for the school police, c.1930.

School Police gives warning to boys trying to hitch a ride on a truck.

School Police gives warning to boys trying to hitch a ride on a truck.

School police telling boys to get down from truck, c.1924.

Group of children being escorted by School Police.

Group of children being escorted by School Police.

The safety patrol at work, c.1930.

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