Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1886

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1886

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1886.

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1885

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1885

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1885. Photograph by Rugg.

Valesh, Eva McDonald (1866–1956)

In 1888, a St. Paul Globe exposé of women's working conditions penned by "Eva Gay" launched the career of Eva McDonald Valesh, a young writer. During the time that she lived in the state, Valesh left a big impression on Minnesota journalism, politics, and labor organizing.

Women and child feeding chickens

Women and child feeding chickens

Women and child feeding chickens, c.1905. Photograph by Emil King. Minnesota farm families worked together to survive on the land. They also worked with hired hands, community members, animals, and machines.

Martha George Ripley, M.D.

Martha George Ripley, M.D.

Martha George Ripley, M.D., c.1890. Engraver: Samuel Sartain.

Martha George Rogers Ripley

Martha George Rogers Ripley

Martha George Rogers Ripley, c.1868.

Dr. Martha George Rogers Ripley

Dr. Martha George Rogers Ripley

Dr. Martha George Rogers Ripley, c.1905. Photograph by Marcus W. Owens.

Ripley, Martha George (1843–1912)

Dr. Martha Ripley was an early advocate for women's health and welfare. She and her family moved to Minneapolis in 1883, just after she completed medical training at Boston University School of Medicine.

Rookwood counter/advertising sign

Rookwood counter/advertising sign

Rookwood tile owned by Henrietta Barclay Paist and used in her studio in St. Paul.

Hand-painted pendant art original

Hand-painted pendant art original

Hand-painted pendant made by Henrietta Barclay Paist between 1920 and 1929.

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