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St. Anthony Daguerreotype

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

A ¼ 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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Portrait of Dr. Josiah Snelling

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Portrait of Dr. Josiah Snelling

An ambrotype of Dr. Josiah R. Snelling with his dog in 1855. Snelling was the son of the first commander of Fort Saint Anthony, which later became Fort Snelling.

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Daguerreotype of St. Anthony Falls

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Daguerreotype of St. Anthony Falls

Daguerreotype of St. Anthony Falls and stores along Main Street, St. Anthony, made in the 1850s.

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Portrait of Charles Green McChesney Mount

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Portrait of Charles Green McChesney Mount

1/6 plate Daguerreotype of Charles Green McChesney Mount. Made around 1855.

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1850s top hat

Friday, May 31st, 2013

1850s top hat

Black silk top hat retailed by G. J. Laage in Quincy, Illinois and bought by Peter Rusche of Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa 1859.

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