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Patchwork Quilt

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

A cotton patchwork quilt with a simple pinwheel pattern, made in the 1850s.

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St. Anthony Falls

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A daguerreotype of St. Anthony Falls showing the houses and businesses along the river. Made in 1852.

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St. Anthony Falls

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

A rare stereographic daguerreotype showing St. Anthony falls in Minneapolis in the 1850s.

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Piece of the U.S.S. Minnesota

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A carved oak fragment of the hull of the USS Minnesota with engraved silver plaque reading “Trophy / From U.S. Battle Ship Minnesota / PRESENTED BY / T. Buttler & Co. Boston Mass. / TO / A.S. of N. Crew of Minnesota No. 1.” The ornamental trophy was created when the Minnesota was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy and scrapped in 1901.

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St. Anthony Daguerreotype

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

A ΒΌ plate Daguerreotype showing the St. Cloud and Hartford Land Office in St. Anthony, Minnesota. 1857.

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Wedding Day

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

An ambrotype of Governor and Mrs. Horace Austin on their wedding day in 1859.

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Ramsey’s Pistol

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Ramsey's Pistol

A United States Army Model 1842 single-shot .54 caliber percussion lock pistol that belonged to Alexander Ramsey, Governor of Minnesota from 1860 – 1863. The pistol has an oiled walnut stock and brass mountings. The iron parts are finished white, except for a blued trigger. Made by Henry Aston in Middletown, Connecticut.

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View of St. Paul in 1851

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

View of St. Paul in 1851

A quarter plate daguerreotype showing a view of St. Paul at the corner of Third and Robert streets in 1851.

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Surveyors

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Surveyors

A large framed daguerreotype of five men with surveying equipment. Made in the 1850s.

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St. Paul daguerreotype

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

St. Paul daguerreotype

A daguerreotype showing a view of St. Paul and the First Baptist Church. Taken in 1851.

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