Black and white photograph of Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1900.

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1900

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1900.

Black and white photograph of Catherine Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Catherine Pfaender

Catherine Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Black and white photograph of Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1870

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Black and white photograph of Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1880.

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1880

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1880.

Pfaender, Wilhelm (William), 1826–1905

As an active member of the Turner movement, Wilhelm Pfaender proposed creating a town in Minnesota Territory specifically for German Americans. Together with other immigrants, he helped to found the town of New Ulm in 1857.

Color image of a child's black-and-white cotton vest and skirt made in India, 1967.

Child’s outfit

Child's black-and-white cotton vest and skirt made in India. Owned by Neena Gada (Nirmala Ramji Gada) of New Brighton, who immigrated to Minnesota in 1967.

Color image of a Wedding sari and blouse, 1967.

Wedding sari and blouse

Wedding sari and blouse worn by Neena Gada (Nirmala Ramji Gada) during her wedding to Ram Gada in 1967. Soon after the wedding, the couple left India and moved to Minnesota.

Color image of varieties of chapati flour on sale at Pooja Grocers. Photographed by Preeti Mathur in March 2017.

Chapati flour at Pooja Grocers

Varieties of chapati flour on sale at Pooja Grocers, 855 45th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis. The store opened in 2009 to meet the growing needs of Indian Americans in Minnesota. Photographed by Preeti Mathur in March 2017.

Color image of Pooja Grocers, 855 45th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis. Photographed by Preeti Mathur in March 2017.

Exterior of Pooja Grocers

Exterior of Pooja Grocers, 855 45th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis. The store opened in 2009 to meet the growing needs of Indian Americans in Minnesota. Photographed by Preeti Mathur in March 2017.

Color image of students in a Malayalam class (level 1) pose for a photograph at the School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) on Social Studies Day, ca. 2015, in St. Paul.

Students at the School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC)

Students in a Malayalam language class (level 1) pose for a photograph at the School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) in St. Paul's Como Park High School during October 2006. Pictured are (clockwise, left to right): Manoj Shah, Vishnu Namboodiripad, Lata Menon, Prem Shah, and Aradhana Menon. Photographed by Ajay Patil.

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