Samuel C. Pandolfo, c.1917

Samuel C. Pandolfo

Portrait studio bust of Samuel C. Pandolfo, Pan Motor Company, St. Cloud, Minnesota, c.1917.

Samuel C. and Annie Pandolfo, in Pan Car, visiting St. Cloud, March 1956

Samuel C. and Annie Pandolfo, in Pan Car, visiting St. Cloud, March 1956

Outdoor shot of a visiting Mr. (sitting behind the steering wheel) and Mrs. (standing next to him) Pandolfo, with 1919 Pan Car, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Pan Motor Company

In 1918, the first Pan Automobile rolled off the assembly line in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It was the beginning of the short and controversial existence of the Pan Motor Company.

Hesper

Launched in 1890, Hesper was a bulk freighter with a forward pilot-house, designed to haul loads like grain and iron ore across the Great Lakes. With masts and a steam engine, Hesper was a hybrid that reflected the transition from wind-powered vessels to mechanically propelled ships.

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona, 1956. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.

Interior view of the Watkins plant in Winona

Interior view of the Watkins plant in Winona

Interior view of the Watkins plant in Winona during a tour by St. Paul Central High School students, 1951.

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona. Administration building in foreground, c.1945.

Packaging Watkins Coconut Oil Shampoo, Winona

Packaging Watkins Coconut Oil Shampoo, Winona

Packaging Watkins Coconut Oil Shampoo, Winona, 1940.

Bird's-eye view of J.R. Watkins Company

Bird's-eye view of J.R. Watkins Company

Postcard with a bird's-eye view of J.R. Watkins Company, showing home office buildings, bank, factories, branches, and printing plant, Winona, c.1940.

Watkins Building, Winona

Watkins Building, Winona

Watkins Building, Winona, c.1929.

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