Black and white photograph of Ella McCaffrey (left) and Jane Raudiff (right) at Albert Lea American Legion Convention, 1935.

Drum corps members at Albert Lea

Ella McCaffrey (left) and Jane Raudiff (right) at Albert Lea American Legion Convention, 1935.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion drum and bugle corps on parade at state competition in Albert Lea, Minnesota, August, 1935.

Drum and bugle corps in Albert Lea

The American Legion drum and bugle corps on parade at state competition in Albert Lea, Minnesota, August, 1935.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion Auxiliary champion drum and bugle corps, 1935.

American Legion Auxiliary champion drum and bugle corps

American Legion Auxiliary champion drum and bugle corps, 1935.

Black and white photograph of the American Legion drum and bugle corps of Crookston, ca. 1930.

American Legion drum and bugle corps of Crookston

American Legion drum and bugle corps of Crookston, ca. 1930.

Crookston’s American Legion Auxiliary Drum and Bugle Corps

Led by “Mr. Music,” Theodore W. Thorson, Crookston’s all-female drum and bugle corps won four straight American Legion Auxiliary state championships, from 1932 to 1935.

Black and white photograph of Eliza Childs reading a newspaper, ca. 1900–1910.

Eliza Childs reading a newspaper

Eliza Childs reading a newspaper, ca. 1900–1910.

Black and white photograph of a woman standing by an electric stove, 1940. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Journal.

Woman standing by an electric stove

Woman standing by an electric stove, 1940. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Journal.

Black and white photograph of a woman on a farm ironing, ca. 1925.

Woman on a farm ironing

Woman on a farm ironing, ca. 1925.

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 Linda Benitt at the refrigerator in her kitchen, Dakota County, 1944.

Linda Benitt at the refrigerator in her kitchen

Linda Benitt at the refrigerator in her kitchen, Dakota County, 1944.

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