Black and white photograph of future chief justice Warren Burger, ca. 1936.

Warren Burger

Future chief justice Warren Burger, ca. 1936.

Black and white photograph of Harry Blackmun, 1925.

Harry Blackmun’s 1925 high school yearbook photo

Harry Blackmun’s high school yearbook photo, 1925.

Black and white photograph of Harry Blackmun, left, on Dayton’s Bluff in St. Paul, ca. 1912.

Harry Blackmun (left) as a child

Young Harry Blackmun (left) on Dayton’s Bluff in St. Paul, ca. 1912.

Color official judicial portrait of Harry Blackmun, ca. 1975.

Harry Blackmun

Official judicial portrait of Harry Blackmun, ca. 1975.

Blackmun, Harry A. (1908–1999)

Harry Blackmun was the third Minnesotan to serve on the US Supreme Court, after Pierce Butler (associate justice, 1923–1939) and Warren Burger (chief justice, 1969–1986), and he stayed the longest: twenty-four years. He was little known outside legal circles until he wrote the decision in Roe v. Wade (1973) that established Constitutional protection of abortion.

Pro-Farm Bureau cartoon critical of anti-farm politicians, 1955.

Farm Bureau cartoon critical of anti-farm politicians

Pro-Farm Bureau cartoon critical of anti-farm politicians, 1955.

Pamphlet promoting Richard Thompson Buckler, a Farm Bureau member, for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Richard T. Buckler pamphlet

Pamphlet promoting Richard Thompson Buckler, a Farm Bureau member, for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Black and white photograph of Sister Mary Magadalene, Marie Nelson (playing the piano), and other BPWC members sing a song promoting the Equal Rights Amendment, May 1977.

ERA event

Sister Mary Magadalene, Marie Nelson (playing the piano), and other BPWC members sing a song promoting the Equal Rights Amendment, May 1977.

Color image of a BPWC bumper sticker with the club’s emblem, 1970s. At the time, the sticker cost 75 cents.

BPW bumper sticker

BPWC bumper sticker with the club’s emblem, 1970s. At the time, the sticker cost 75 cents.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville in South Dakota, ca. 1890. Photograph by Steinhauer.

Gabriel Renville in South Dakota

Gabriel Renville in South Dakota, ca. 1890. Photograph by Steinhauer.

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