Black and white photograph of Mechanic Arts High School, St. Paul, ca. 1928. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.

Mechanic Arts High School

Mechanic Arts High School, St. Paul, ca. 1928. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.

Black and white photograph of Harry Blackmun, 1925.

Harry Blackmun’s 1925 high school yearbook photo

Harry Blackmun’s high school yearbook photo, 1925.

Black and white photograph of Van Buren School (275 Maple Street, St. Paul), ca. 1905.

Van Buren School

Van Buren School (275 Maple Street, St. Paul), ca. 1905.

Black and white photograph of Home Economic projects displayed on Parents’ Day, November 1934.

Project display on Parents’ Day

Home Economic projects displayed on Parents’ Day, November 1934. Displays showcased canned goods, preserves, sewing; pure seed production; farm tractor cost records; weed identification techniques; and farm and garden produce.

Black and white photograph of the Northwest School of Agriculture library, 1933.

NWSA library

Northwest School of Agriculture library, 1933.

Black and white photograph of the NWSA swimming pool, 1932.

Swimming pool in Physical Education Building

The NWSA swimming pool was sixty feet long and twenty-four feet wide, 1932. The water level on the springboard end was nine feet and the shallow end four-and-a-half feet.

Black and white photograph of Retta Bede with students during a home-cooking class, 1930s.

Retta Bede teaches a cooking class

Retta Bede with students during a home-cooking class, 1930s.

Black and white photograph of a translator with three Ojibwe men. The Ojibwe leader Miskogwan (Red Feather) stands on the far right. Northwest School of Agriculture Dedication Day, October 5, 1920.

Participants in NWSA Dedication Day

Three Ojibwe men with a translator. The Ojibwe leader Miskogwan (Red Feather) stands on the far right. Northwest School of Agriculture Dedication Day, October 5, 1920.

Black and white photograph of the flooded NWSA campus during the 1920s.

Flooded NWSA campus

The flooded NWSA campus during the 1920s. Earlier, it had been known to locals as a good duck-hunting grounds.

Black and white photograph of girls in uniform performing calisthenics during a physical education class on the second floor of Kiehle Hall, 1927.

Girls’ physical education class

Girls in uniform perform calisthenics during a physical education class on the second floor of Kiehle Hall, 1927. Classes also involved group games, folk dancing, and personal hygiene.

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