Color postcard depicting machinery at work stripping overburden for ore on the Mesabi Iron Range c.1905.

Stripping overburden for ore, Mesabi Iron Range

Machinery at work stripping overburden for ore on the Mesabi Iron Range c.1905.

One-sheet poster advertising the Washburn Mills in Minneapolis, 1889.

Washburn Mill Company advertisement

One-sheet poster advertising the Washburn Mills in Minneapolis. It highlights the importance of mechanization, local wheat and water power, and global ambition to the firm. Included in the 1889 carnival edition of the St. Paul Dispatch.

Engraving of a bonanza farm, 1879.

Red River bonanza farm

Engraving of a bonanza farm printed in the November 1, 1879 edition of the Independent Farmer and Fireside Companion (page 174). The image celebrates the commercial possibilities of large-scale, mechanized, and systematized wheat farming in the Red River Valley.

Color image of dark red trade beads.

Dark red trade beads

Four trade beads created in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century. These European-made objects took on new meaning and significance in the context of the fur trade.

Color image of glass trade beads

Glass trade beads

Thirty-nine barrel-drawn, unevenly faceted glass beads created in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century.

Drawing of Mackinac Island, c.1860.

Mackinac Island

Drawing of Mackinac Island reproduced in William Peter Strickland's Old Mackinaw: The Fortress of the Lakes. Philadelphia: James Challen & Son, 1860.

Tinted photographic postcard on paper. Its view faces northwest across Central Park toward the (then new) State Capitol, c.1915.

View of the State Capitol and Central Park, St. Paul

Tinted photographic postcard on paper. Its view faces northwest across Central Park toward the (then new) State Capitol, c.1915.

Black and white photograph of St. Paul's Central Park fountain, c.1898.

Central Park fountain, St. Paul

Photograph of St. Paul's Central Park fountain, c.1898.

Tinted photographic postcard on paper depicting Minnesota Street in St. Paul's Central Park, c.1895.

Minnesota Street and Central Park, St. Paul

Tinted photographic postcard on paper depicting Minnesota Street in St. Paul's Central Park, c.1895.

Black and white lithograph print on paper of Swede Hollow, c.1936.

Lithograph of Swede Hollow, St. Paul

Black and white lithograph print on paper of Swede Hollow by Vera Andrus, c.1936.

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