Black and white photograph of Harold and Esther Stassen casting their ballots during an election, c.1940.

Harold and Esther Stassen casting their ballots

Harold and Esther Stassen cast their ballots during an election, c.1940.

Black and white photograph of Governor Harold Stassen delivering an address to the Minnesota Legislature,1941.

Governor Harold Stassen speaking to the Minnesota Legislature

Governor Harold Stassen delivers an address to the Minnesota Legislature,1941.

Black and white photograph of Harold Stassen signing a bill into law, 1941.

Harold Stassen signing a bill into law

Harold Stassen signing a bill into law, 1941. Photographed by the St. Paul Dispatch.

Stassen, Harold (1907–2001)

During a lifetime devoted to public service, Harold Stassen left an indelible mark upon American politics. He first gained national prominence in the 1930s by revitalizing Minnesota’s Republican Party and establishing a progressive, cooperative approach to state government. Although his achievements are often obscured by his seemingly relentless quest to become president, Stassen contributed greatly to the cause of international peace following World War II.

Black and white photograph of Treaty Delegation, 1858.

Joseph R. Brown and Dakota delegation

Participants in the Treaty of Washington, including Henry Belland, Joseph Renshaw Brown, Nathaniel R. Brown, Antoine Joseph Campbell, and the Dakota leaders Wabasha and Mankato, 1858. Photographed by Charles DeForest Fredericks.

Black and white photoprint of Joseph Renshaw Brown photographed c.1860.

Joseph R. Brown

Joseph Renshaw Brown, c.1860.

Brown, Joseph Renshaw (1805–1870)

During his five decades in Minnesota, Joseph R. Brown was a significant figure in territorial and state politics. Although he never held high office, he exercised great influence on how the region developed. His ability to produce legislative results earned him the nickname, “Jo the Juggler.”

Black and white photograph of two men breaking apart an illegal still,1940. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Two men breaking apart an illegal still

Two men break apart an illegal still,1940. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Black and white photograph of Andrew J. Volstead, c.1933.

Andrew Volstead

Andrew J. Volstead, c.1933.

Black and white photograph of a group of people dismantling a still at Pillsbury and Charles Streets in St. Paul, c.1925.

Dismantling a still, at Pillsbury and Charles Street, St. Paul

A group of people dismantling a still at Pillsbury and Charles Streets in St. Paul, c.1925.

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