Minnesota Department of Education exhibit for free traveling library

Minnesota Department of Education exhibit for free traveling library

Minnesota Department of Education exhibit for free traveling library, c.1925.

Walker Art Gallery; T.B. Walker standing on Grand Stairway, Minneapolis

Walker Art Gallery; T.B. Walker on Grand Stairway

T.B. Walker standing on the grand staircase of the Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis, c.1925.

T.B. Walker Art Gallery, 807 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

T.B. Walker Art Gallery

T.B. Walker Art Gallery, 807 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1890.

Thomas B. Walker

Thomas B. Walker

Portrait miniature of T.B. Walker, c.1920. Artist: W. Patterson.

Carleton College campus; note Goodsell Observatory.

Carleton College campus; note Goodsell Observatory

Image of original 1878 astronomical observatory (at right).

View of telescope, Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield

View of telescope, Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield

Interior of Goodsell Observatory, showing its new telescope, 1891. Photographer: John Runk.

Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield

Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield

Architect's c.1887 drawing of Goodsell Observatory, including a small floor plan. From American Architect and Building News, no. 601 (July 2, 1887).

Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield

Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, Northfield

Exterior of Goodsell Observatory, 1891. Photographer: John Runk.

Goodsell Observatory, Northfield

The Goodsell Observatory and its predecessor, a smaller observatory that opened in 1878, helped keep trains running on time and brought national prominence to Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

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