Black and white photograph of a Dakota treaty delegation in Washington, 1858.

1858 treaty delegation

Members of the Dakota treaty delegation in Washington, 1858. Included in the delegation are members of the Métis community: Antoine (Joseph) Campbell (standing second from left), Thomas A Robertson (standing second from left), and Nathaniel Brown (standing at right).

Black and white photograph of Antoine Blanc Gingras, Métis Fur Trader and member of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature, ca. 1855.

Antoine Blanc Gingras

Antoine Blanc Gingras, Métis Fur Trader and member of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature, ca. 1855.

Black and white photograph of Harry Blackmun during his Supreme Court years, ca. 1975.

Harry Blackmun during his Supreme Court years

Blackmun during his Supreme Court years, ca. 1975.

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.

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