Black and white photograph of Angélique Jerome Rolette, wife of Joseph Rolette, c.1880.

Angélique Jerome Rolette wife of Joseph Rolette

Angélique Jerome Rolette, wife of Joseph Rolette, c.1880.

Black and white illustration of Fur Trade fort at Pembina with Red River Trail oxcarts in the foreground, 1860.

Pembina Fort

Fur Trade fort at Pembina with Red River Trail oxcarts in the foreground, 1860.

Black and white photograph of Rolette (standing) with business associates Henry Hastings Sibley (right), and possibly Franklin Steele (left), c.1857.

Rolette (standing) with Henry Hastings Sibley (right) and possibly Franklin Steele (left)

Rolette (standing) with business associates Henry Hastings Sibley (right), and possibly Franklin Steele (left), c.1857.

Black and white photograph of Red River Carts loading supplies at a trading house in St. Paul, 1854.

Red River carts loading at trading house, St. Paul

Red River Carts loading supplies at a trading house in St. Paul, 1854.

Color image of British percussion double barrel shotgun used by Rolette, c.1850–1871.

Joseph Rolette's British percussion double barrel shotgun

British percussion double barrel shotgun used by Rolette, c.1850–1871.

Black and white portrait of Joseph Rolette as a young businessman and trader, c.1841.

Joseph Rolette

Joseph Rolette as a young businessman and trader, c.1841.

Black and white portrait of Joseph Rolette in the garb of a fur trader, c.1860.

Joseph Rolette

Joseph Rolette in the garb of a fur trader, c.1860.

Rolette, Joseph (1820–1871)

Joseph Rolette was a fur trader and politician during Minnesota's territorial period. A colorful character in his time, Rolette is remembered for the drastic action he took to assure that St. Paul would become Minnesota's state capital.

Field worker examining Wire Grass, c.1903.

Examining the grass

Field worker examining Wire Grass, c.1903. Originally published in a Crex Company furniture catalog. (New York: Andrew H. Kellog Co., 1903).

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