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July 28, 2011

Jerome Liebling

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 12:51 pm

Young girl W. [i.e. West] St. Paul, 1956 The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Democratic-Farmer-Labor state convention, St. Paul, 1968

Jerome Liebling photographed Minnesotan people and their landscapes throughout the 1950s and 1960s, during a time when the social, political, and demographic landscape was rapidly changing both here and nationally. Recently, Mr. Liebling donated to the Minnesota Historical Society nearly 200 black-and-white gelatin silver print photographs taken during this time period, the majority of which document activities of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Migrant, Green Giant, LeSueur, Minn., 1953U.S. Senate candidate Eugene J. McCarthy and U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Memorial Stadium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1958

Jerome Liebling passed away yesterday, July 27, 2011. As an artist, educator, and documentarian, he has both presented Minnesota to others and left a legacy of compassionate art within our state.

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