Black-and-white photograph of Lola Perpich, wife of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1978.

Lola Perpich

Photograph of Lola Perpich, wife of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1978.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore with American Indian instruments.

Frances Densmore

Frances Densmore researched and recorded the music of American Indians from the 1890s through the 1950s, preserving important cultural traditions that might otherwise have been lost.

Color photograph of Columbia Graphophone used by Frances Densmore to record American Indian music, c. 1897.

Columbia Graphophone phonograph used by Frances Densmore

Columbia Graphophone (Type AT) used by Frances Densmore to record Native American music onto cylinder records, used around 1897.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore being presented with citation by Harold Dean Carter.

Frances Densmore being presented with the a citation from Harold Dean Cater (MHS Director)

Frances Densmore being presented with a citation from Harold Dean Carter, director of the Minnesota Historical Society 1954.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore, 1949.

Frances Densmore

Portrait of Frances Densmore, 1949.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore outside of tipi with American Indians, 1900.

Frances Densmore

Frances Densmore with American Indians outside of a tipi, 1900.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief who is interpreting a recording.

Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief (Sioux), Chief is interpreting a recording with sign language

Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief, a Dakota man, 1914. He is interpreting a recording for her with sign language.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore seated on ground with others at Pigeon River, c. 1905.

Frances Densmore with Captain Herman and Mrs. Finger, Margaret Densmore and Philomen Cariboo at mouth of Pigeon River

Frances Densmore with Captain Herman and Mrs. Finger, Margaret Densmore and Philomen Cariboo at mouth of Pigeon River, c. 1905.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore, age eighteen.

Frances Densmore, 18 years old

Portrait of Frances Densmore at age 18, 1885.

Black and white photograph of Frances Densmore seated, 1928.

Frances Densmore

Portrait of Frances Densmore, 1928.

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