Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait. Photograph by George M. Dempsie c.1893.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

r. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. 1893.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard. Photograph by George M. Dempsie c.1910.

Liang May Seen (c.1871–1946)

Liang May Seen was the first woman of Chinese descent to live in Minnesota. After escaping from a brothel in San Francisco, Liang learned English, married, and moved to Minneapolis, where she was a leader in the Chinese immigrant community until her death in 1946.

John Keller’s Room, 1905

Photograph of John Keller’s room by St. Paul Dispatch photographer, published on April 13, 1905. This is where William Williams shot and killed Keller and his mother on April 12. Image reproduced from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society with permission from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

William Williams in the county jail, 1905

William Williams in the county jail, 1905

Photograph of William Williams. Williams was tried, convicted, and executed for killing his estranged lover, Johnny Keller, and Johnny’s mother Mary. Photo taken by a St. Paul Dispatch photographer in the county jail on April 13, 1905. Image reproduced from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society with permission from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Bird's-eye view of Vasa

Bird's-eye view of Vasa

Bird's-eye view of Vasa (Goodhue County), the first Swedish colony in Minnesota. Postcard c.1900.

Hans Mattson

Hans Mattson

Hans Mattson. Cabinet photograph c.1885 by William R. Miller.

Cherstin Mattson (Mrs. Hans)

Cherstin Mattson (Mrs. Hans)

Cherstin Mattson, Hans Mattson's wife. Carte-de-viste c.1865.

Hans Mattson

Hans Mattson, Daguerreotype c.1863.

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