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Pastel drawing on paper made c.1900 of John Ball Brisbin, the St. Paul lawyer who defended Ann Bilansky in her 1859 murder trial, as he appeared c.1860.
Oil on canvas painting (1888) by Alexis Jean Fournier of the Ramsey County courthouse in St. Paul as it appeared at the time of Ann Bilansky's trial in 1859.
Ann Bilansky was the only woman executed by the action of Minnesota courts. She died in 1860, but doubts about her guilt remain alive.
Black and white print of the Minnesota State Capitol, c.1900, at Tenth and Wabasha Streets in St. Paul. This is where the NAAC business sessions were held.
Lewis Harrington, c.1866.
Willis A. Gorman, c.1861.
Minnesota Senate with Alexander Ramsey and Henry H. Sibley, 1859.
Thomas J. Galbraith, c.1885.
Portrait of St. Andre Durand Balcombe, c.1858.
Portrait of Henry Sibley, c.1860.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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