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Photograph of Lola Perpich, wife of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1978.
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.
Columbia Graphophone (Type AT) used by Frances Densmore to record Native American music onto cylinder records, used around 1897.
Frances Densmore being presented with a citation from Harold Dean Carter, director of the Minnesota Historical Society 1954.
Portrait of Frances Densmore, 1949.
Frances Densmore with American Indians outside of a tipi, 1900.
Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief, a Dakota man, 1914. He is interpreting a recording for her with sign language.
Frances Densmore with Captain Herman and Mrs. Finger, Margaret Densmore and Philomen Cariboo at mouth of Pigeon River, c. 1905.
Portrait of Frances Densmore at age 18, 1885.
Portrait of Frances Densmore, 1928.
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