Black and white photograph of a woman using an electric mixer, 1938. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Journal.

Woman using an electric mixer

Woman using an electric mixer, 1938. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Journal.

Black and white photograph of a "Thor" brand electric washing machine, ca. 1930s. Photographed by Lee Brothers.

"Thor" brand electric washing machine

"Thor" brand electric washing machine, ca. 1930s. Photographed by Lee Brothers.

Black and white photograph of a Williams Electric Kitchen model, ca. 1938. Photographed by the Lee Brothers.

Williams Electric Kitchen model

Williams Electric Kitchen model, ca. 1938. Photographed by Lee Brothers.

Rural Electrification Administration in Minnesota

On May 11, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7037 to create the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), a New Deal public relief program. The program provided $1 million for federal loans to bring electric service to rural areas. It revolutionized life in rural Minnesota and across the country.

Color image of a radio microphone used by Northwest Airlines personnel, c.1950.

Radio microphone used by Northwest Airlines personnel

Radio microphone used by Northwest Airlines personnel, c.1950.

Color image of an insulated canister used to keep food warm in airline meal service. The canister, which contains eight plastic bowls, was used by Northwest Airlines, c.1950s.

Insulated canister used to keep food warm in airline meal service

Insulated canister used to keep food warm in airline meal service. The canister, which contains eight plastic bowls, was used by Northwest Airlines, c.1950s.

Black and white photograph of Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home, 1971.

Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home

Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home, 1971.

Black and white photograph of Charles Augustus Lindbergh with a plane propeller, c.1971.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh with a plane propeller

Charles Augustus Lindbergh with a plane propeller, c.1971.

Black and white photograph of Charles Augustus Lindbergh testifying at the Air Mail Hearing before the Senate Post Office Committee, March 16, 1934.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh testifying at the Air Mail Hearing

Charles Augustus Lindbergh testifying at the Air Mail Hearing before the Senate Post Office Committee, March 16, 1934.

Black and white photograph of Charles and Anne Lindbergh in flight suits next to Lockheed Sirius during their flight across the Northern Pacific, c.1931.

Charles and Anne Lindbergh in flight suits

Charles and Anne Lindbergh in flight suits next to Lockheed Sirius during their flight across the Northern Pacific, c.1931.

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