Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis

Handicraft Guild, 89 South Tenth, Minneapolis, c.1909. Photographer: Elgin R. Shepard.

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon

Arts and Crafts style copper spoon. The underside has the monogram of the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild, c.1905–1918.

Glazed earthenware bookend

Glazed earthenware bookend

Glazed earthenware bookend impressed "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis" on back, c.1905–1918.

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild

Junior Class at Handicraft Guild, May 1914.

Handicraft Guild

At the turn of the twentieth century, Minneapolis became a national center for the arts movement known as Arts and Crafts. The city's Handicraft Guild led the way. Founded by women, the Handicraft Guild made the arts in Minneapolis more democratic and populist by offering classes like pottery and metalwork to artists and teachers.

Eva McDonald Valesh Cross and her son Frank Morgan Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh Cross and her son Frank Morgan Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh Cross and her son Frank Morgan Valesh, c.1950.

Eva McDonald Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1900-1910.

Frank Valesh (husband of Eva McDonald Valesh)

Frank Valesh (husband of Eva McDonald Valesh)

Frank Valesh (husband of Eva McDonald Valesh), c.1900.

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1886

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1886

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1886

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1885

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1885

Eva McDonald Valesh, c.1885. Photographer: Rugg.

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