Black and white photograph from the Grand National Bake-Off at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, 1950. Left to right: Art Linkletter, contestant, Duchess of Windsor (the former Wallis Simpson), Philip Pillsbury.

Art Linkletter, a contestant, the Duchess of Windsor, and Philip Pillsbury at the 1950 Pillsbury Bake-Off

Pillsbury Mills, Incorporated, CBS Photo, Grand National Bake-Off at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, 1950. Left to right: Art Linkletter, contestant, Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson), Philip Pillsbury.

Black and white photograph of Philip Pillsbury, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Art Linkletter sampling Theodora Smafield’s winning recipe, 1949.

Philip Pillsbury, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Art Linkletter sample Theodora Smafield’s winning recipe

Philip Pillsbury, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Art Linkletter sample Theodora Smafield’s winning recipe, 1949.

Black and white photograph of Grand Prize Bake-Off Winner, Theodora Smafield, 1949.

Grand prize Bake-Off winner Theodora Smafield

Grand prize Bake-Off winner Theodora Smafield, 1949.

Color image of a Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen to the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and to France during World War I.

Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen

Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen to the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and to France during World War I.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal on November 14, 1936.

Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal

Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal on November 14, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion at Fort Snelling on October 12, 1936.

Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion

Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion at Fort Snelling on October 12, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals in the battle against tuberculosis, ca. 1924.

Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals

Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals in the battle against tuberculosis, ca. 1924.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.

Theresa Ericksen

Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.

Ericksen, Theresa (1868–1943)

After graduating from Northwestern Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1894, Theresa Ericksen led a life of service as a healer, teacher, and promoter of public health and nursing education. Her legacy has ties to the Minnesota Nursing Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Christmas Seals, and Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps on parade in Bagley, Minnesota, 1935.

American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps in Bagley, Minnesota

American Legion Auxiliary drum and bugle corps on parade in Bagley, Minnesota, 1935.

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