Black and white photograph of personnel, Rochester State Hospital, 1925.

Personnel, Rochester State Hospital

Personnel, Rochester State Hospital, 1925.

Black and white photograph of the interior, Rochester State Hospital, 1918.

Interior, Rochester State Hospital

Interior, Rochester State Hospital, 1918.

Black and white photograph of a Rochester State Hospital exhibit at the State Fair, c.1915.

Rochester State Hospital exhibit at the State Fair

Rochester State Hospital exhibit at the State Fair, c.1915.

Black and white photograph of the kitchen, Rochester State Hospital, March 18, 1905.

Kitchen, Rochester State Hospital

Kitchen, Rochester State Hospital, March 18, 1905.

Rochester State Hospital

Rochester State Hospital opened on January 1, 1879, as Minnesota’s second hospital for the insane. It served as part of Minnesota’s state hospital system until 1982, when changing trends in treatment for the mentally ill and lack of funding led to its closure.

Color image of a Lifepak 12 defibrillator manufactured by Medtronic. Photographed on June 12, 2006.

Medtronic defibrillator

Lifepak 12 defibrillator manufactured by Medtronic. Photographed on June 12, 2006.

Black and white photograph of Medtronic Founder Earl Bakken and Medtronic CEO Winston Wallin with an early pacemaker model, 1986. Photographed by Jeffrey Grosscup.

Medtronic Founder Earl Bakken and Winston Wallin with Early Pacemaker

Medtronic Founder Earl Bakken and Medtronic CEO Winston Wallin with an early pacemaker model, 1986. Photographed by Jeffrey Grosscup.

Medtronic

The Medtronic medical device company was founded in 1949 by Earl Bakken and Palmer Hermundslie. From its beginnings in a converted garage, it has grown into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise and one of Minnesota’s leading businesses.

Black and white photograph of a Red Cross booth ("Let the Spirit of America Equal the Spirit of Belgium") at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Red Cross booth at 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Red Cross booth ("Let the Spirit of America Equal the Spirit of Belgium") at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Black and white photograph of Red Cross workers making bandages, c.1916.

Red Cross workers

Red Cross workers making bandages, c.1916.

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