Color image of a Hmong religious altar made, c.2005.

Hmong altar

Hmong religious altar made, c.2005. The altar includes Chinese money paper cut in snowflake patterns; a gong and stick; bells; a mask; incense holders; golden metal cups; a salad plate; a glass bowl; an animal horn; a turquoise cotton bag; and a black metal nonfunctional sword.

Color image of a Hmong American boy in traditional clothing. Photographed by Vue Xiong, c.1992.

Hmong boy

Hmong American boy in traditional clothing. Photographed by Vue Xiong, c.1992.

Black and white photograph of a Hmong wedding reception in St. Paul, 1981. Photographed by Michael Kieger.

Hmong wedding reception

Hmong wedding reception in St. Paul, 1981. Photographed by Michael Kieger.

Black and white photograph of Gertrude and Walter J. Hill standing in front of a Christmas tree at the James J. Hill house, 240 Summit, St. Paul, 1891.

Gertrude and Walter J. Hill standing in front of a Christmas tree

Gertrude and Walter J. Hill standing in front of a Christmas tree at the James J. Hill house, 240 Summit, St. Paul, 1891.

Black and white photograph of a drawing room decorated for Charlotte Hill's wedding to George T. Slade at the James J. Hill house, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 1901. Photographed by Charles A. Zimmerman.

Drawing room decorated for Charlotte Hill's wedding to George T. Slade

Drawing room decorated for Charlotte Hill's wedding to George T. Slade at the James J. Hill house, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 1901. Photographed by Charles A. Zimmerman.

Black and white photograph of the Gertrude Hill–Michael Gavin wedding party in the James J. Hill House drawing room, 1906. Photographer: T.W. Ingersoll.

Gertrude Hill–Michael Gavin wedding party

Gertrude Hill–Michael Gavin wedding party in the James J. Hill House drawing room, 1906. Photographed by T.W. Ingersoll.

Black and white photograph of Mary T. and James J. Hill with Cardinal Vannutelli, a Papal delegate, on the Hill House veranda, 1910.

Mary T. and James J. Hill with Cardinal Vannutelli

Mary T. and James J. Hill with Cardinal Vannutelli, a Papal delegate, on the Hill House veranda, 1910.

James J. Hill House

Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and the city of St. Paul, the 36,500-square- foot, forty-two-room James J. Hill House stands as a monument to the man who built the Great Northern Railway. It remains one of the best examples of Richardsonian Romanesque mansions in the country.

Black and white photograph of Bishop Whipple's library, c.1900.

Bishop Whipple's library

Bishop Whipple's library, c.1900. Photograph by Frank Jay Haynes.

Black and white photograph of Bishop Henry Whipple, c.1898.

Bishop Henry Whipple

Bishop Henry Whipple, c.1898. Photograph by Russell & Sons.

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