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Photograph of Willis A. Gorman

Willis A. Gorman

Photo of Willis A. Gorman, c.1861.

Photograph of Minnesota Senate with Alexander Ramsey and Henry Sibley

Minnesota Senate with Governors Alexander Ramsey and Henry H. Sibley

Minnesota Senate with Alexander Ramsey and Henry H. Sibley, 1859.

Portrait of Henry Sibley

Henry Sibley

Portrait of Henry Sibley, c.1860.

Black and white photograph with a view towards the capitol.

St. Paul looking toward State Capitol

View of St. Paul in 1857, including the Capitol building.

Black and white engraving of the first capitol building

Capitol, St. Paul

The first Minnesota Capitol, 1853-1872.

Color image of Cathy Haukedahl.

Cathy Haukedahl

Cathy Haukedahl, Executive Director of Minnesota Legal Aid.

Black and white photograph of John Benson.

John Benson

Minneapolis lawyer John Benson, founder of the law office that became Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

On April 15, 1913, John Benson opened a Minneapolis law office to offer legal help to the poor. By 2013, the office had morphed into Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. It has served hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans.

Black and white portrait of Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh.

Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh

Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh c.1872. Vanderburgh presided over the Eliza Winston court case in August 1860.

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