Color image of a Japanese bronze Amida Buddha, undated.

Japanese bronze Amida Buddha

Cast bronze Amida Buddha figure shows evidence of blackish red paint and gilding [this is a National Bureau of Standards color]. The figure is seated cross-legged on a hexagonal base with the left upturned palm in the lap and the right hand resting on the right knee with fingers touching the ground. The head of the figure has Asian features with elongated ear lobes and topknot typical of Buddha representations. The statue is marked "Bronze/ 19th Century/ John Bradstreet/ Collection". The sculpture was acquired by Samuel A. Trubshaw as a collector for John S. Bradstreet & Co., Minneapolis, Minn.

Color image of Our Lady of Victory Chapel at St. Catherine University, 2009.

Our Lady of Victory Chapel at St. Catherine University

Our Lady of Victory Chapel at St. Catherine University, 2009.

Black and white photograph of Sister Antonia McHugh, St. Catherine College’s first dean and first president, 1936.

Sister Antonia McHugh

Sister Antonia McHugh, St. Catherine College’s first dean and first president, 1936.

St. Catherine University

St. Catherine’s University is a prestigious women’s university in St. Paul. Since opening in 1905, it has grown to include a student body of over 5,000, graduate programs, a Minneapolis campus, and an extensive physical plant. The school’s inclusive atmosphere and diverse curriculum have made it one of the premier institutions of higher education in the United States.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, Minnesota, date unknown.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, Minnesota

This Romanesque-style building featuring a rare three steeple design was the design of Bert Keck in 1913 and cost $60,000 to build. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Color image of a Morton gneiss headstone in St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Morton gneiss headstone in St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery

A Morton gneiss headstone in St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Pipestone Quarry, Pipestone

From ancient times to the present, a pipestone quarry in southwestern Minnesota has been a sacred gathering place for Indian nations from all over North America. Modern highways following traditional migration routes used by indigenous people intersect at this venerated place, designated a national monument in 1937.

Color image of a tilted headstone in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Tilted headstone in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Cemetery

Tilted headstone in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Color image of the Swedish-language headstone of Swan Swanson in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Swedish-language headstone of Swan Swanson

Swedish-language headstone of Swan Swanson in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Color image of a headstone set into the base of a tree at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Headstone set into the base of a tree at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Headstone set into the base of a tree at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

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