The interior of Yuen Faung Low (John's Place), a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis (28–30 South Sixth Street), ca. 1915.

Interior of Yuen Faung Low (John's Place)

The interior of Yuen Faung Low (John's Place), a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis (28–30 South Sixth Street), ca. 1915.

Sign for Yuen Faung Lo (John's Place) Chinese restaurant. The sign was carved in Canton, China, ca. 1914, and hung in John's Place, a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis.

Sign for Yuen Faung Lo (John's Place) Chinese restaurant

Sign for Yuen Faung Lo (John's Place) Chinese restaurant. The sign was carved in Canton, China, ca. 1914, and hung in John's Place, a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis.

Black and white photograph of Johanna and William Vollbrecht, early founders of Hanover, ca. 1855.

Johanna and William Vollbrecht

Johanna and William Vollbrecht, early founders of Hanover, ca. 1855. The photograph was part of a historic display sponsored by the Hanover Lioness in the city council chambers.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915.

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad in his office at the Svenska Amerikanska Posten, ca. 1920.

Swan Turnblad in his office

Swan Turnblad in his office at the Svenska Amerikanska Posten, ca. 1920.

Black and white photograph of the home of Swan Turnblad and his family (2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis) ca. 1907.

Home of Swan Turnblad and his family

The home of Swan Turnblad and his family (2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis), ca. 1907.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad, ca. 1900 driving his Waverly automobile—the first commercially available car owned by a Minnesotan.

Swan Turnblad driving his Waverly automobile

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1900 driving his Waverly automobile—the first commercially available car owned by a Minnesotan.

Black and white photograph of the Turnblad family (left to right): Christina, Lillian, and Swan, ca. 1890.

The Turnblad family

The Turnblad family (left to right): Christina, Lillian, and Swan, ca. 1890.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad at about age sixteen, ca. 1876.

Swan Turnblad at about age sixteen

Swan Turnblad at about age sixteen, ca. 1876.

Turnblad, Swan (1860–1933)

Swan Turnblad was a prominent Swedish Minnesotan and the manager, editor, and publisher of Svenska Amerikanska Posten, a Swedish American newspaper. He donated his family home and the newspaper to the newly founded American Institute of Swedish Arts, Literature and Science (later renamed the American Swedish Institute) near the end of his life.

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