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    • Adath Jeshurun confirmation class, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1947
    • Confirmation students in graduation dress, posed with their teacher at Adath Jeshurun. Confirmation is a coming of age practice for post Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. It was originally developed by the Reform movement to follow bar- and bat-mitzvahs in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • View showing the front exterior of the synagogue that was at the corner of 9th Street and 12th Avenue in South Minneapolis.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Aelph Zedik Aelph gathering, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • Established in 1924, AZA (Aelph Zedik Aelph) is the fraternity component of BBYO (B'nai Brith Youth Organization) for high school aged Jewish boys. The acronym stands for Ahavah (fraternal love), Tzedakah (benevolence), and Ahdoot (harmony). ...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Duluth Canal and Harbor

    • 1944-1952
    • On Monday, July 1, 1929, the suspended car made its last trip across the canal. The bridge's modification to operate with a lift span began on April 8, 1929, with a low bid of $448,000 by the Kansas City Bridge Company. The Aerial Lift Bridge was...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Duluth Harbor and Downtown Duluth

    • 1950?
    • Aerial view of grain elevators and a lake vessel being loaded. A freighter is outbound, headed for the aerial bridge whose span is up. Norris Grain is named for James E. Norris, Canadian born, whose family accumulated wealth in the grain trade and...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Duluth Interstate Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1963?
    • The foreground is Superior, Wisconsin the background is Duluth. The High Bridge or Interstate Bridge or John A. Blatnik Bridge is the central feature of this shot. Built in 1961, the High Bridge was renamed for Congressman John A. Blatnik in...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Laker Entering Duluth Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1935?
    • In the middle of this image are the low, long Northern Pacific freight sheds with cranes and a couple of men near the harbor end of the dock by the tip of the ore boat. Wholesale grocers Gowan-Lenning-Brown sign for its Honor brand is visible in...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Lift span up, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1950?
    • The counterweight is visible through the north tower's structural elements. Two counterweights move in opposition to the bridge. The bridge span weights about 1,000 tons. The two counterweights weigh about 500 tons each. When the bridge span...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Night View of Arena Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1971?
    • A night view shows the Duluth Arena Auditorium and parking facilities. The Minnesota Power and Light substation is in the foreground. There is a lighted Christmas tree surrounded by a car display at the joint entrance to the complex. The Arena...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Ore Boat Entering Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1966?
    • A vessel enters the harbor in this view of the canal with downtown Duluth in the upper portion of the image and Minnesota Point at the bottom left. Fifth Avenue West runs directly from the St. Louis County Courthouse to the waterfront. Both the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Ramon De Larrinaga arrives, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1959-05-03
    • On the morning of May 3, 1959, crowds along the north pier of the Duluth Ship Canal salute the arrival of the British-registered merchant vessel Ramon de Larrinaga, the first upbound ship to traverse the newly opened St. Lawrence Seaway. The ship...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Replica Boat in Leif Erikson Park, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • Leif Erikson Park is the site of the half-size replica of the Leif Erikson boat the "Norwegian Vikings" sailed to America in 997 A. D. The boat was donated to the city of Duluth by Enger and Olson, Inc. (furniture store owned by Bert Enger of Enger...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Saturday Evening Post features Aerial Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1947?
    • Two unidentified men hold a copy of a national magazine whose cover features the Aerial Bridge. These men are probably with the Chamber of Commerce. The June 14, 1947, Saturday Evening Post cover of Duluth Aerial Bridge with boat is by John...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: South Approach, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1929-10-09
    • Construction shot of the bridge and the approach to the bridge from Minnesota Point or South Lake Avenue, Minnesota Avenue. This photograph has been physically altered; the background has been whited out and buildings drawn over.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Union and Soo Line Depots, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1968?
    • View from First Street in downtown Duluth. The 1910 Soo Line depot is at the far right at Sixth Avenue West and Superior Street. The newspaper announced in 1971, plans for a 13-story apartment building for the middle-income elderly on the site of...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Vessel exits the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1945?
    • Unidentified vessel and crew leave the Duluth harbor. They will pass under the raised lift span of the bridge in calm water. Minnesota Point is at the right with homes visible on Minnesota Avenue. The 6-foot tall lighthouse at the right is...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View from Duluth hillside, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • A laker prepares to leave the harbor through the Ship Canal in this view of downtown Duluth, Canal Park and Minnesota Point from the hillside. In the center right of the image is a rear view of the Duluth Civic Center buildings. In Canal Park on...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View From Enger Park, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1958?
    • View from near Enger Memorial Tower in Enger Park. The park is located at Sixteenth Avenue West and Skyline Parkway Drive. The 330 acre Enger Park was dedicated June 15, 1939 by Olav, Crown Prince of Norway. Bert J. Enger (1864-1931) fifth member...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View From Enger Park, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1966?
    • View from near Enger Memorial Tower in Enger Park. The park is located at Sixteenth Avenue West and Skyline Parkway Drive. The 330 acre Enger Park was dedicated June 15, 1939 by Olav, Crown Prince of Norway. Bert J. Enger (1864-1931) fifth member...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View from Skyline Parkway, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1939?
    • This view from the crest of the hillside of Duluth shows a vessel steaming toward the aerial bridge. A prominent sign is visible on the bayside of Minnesota Point advertising Marine Iron and Shipbuilding. That business was located for years at...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View of Speedboat in the Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1950?
    • The Duluth Yacht Club provided Scenic Rides. The Duluth Yacht Basin on the bayside of Park Point or Minnesota Point, near Tenth Avenue, was originally owned by Julius Barnes. It was subsequently owned by A. B. Hargrave. Hargrave sold it to the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Visit of Norway's Christian Radich, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1976
    • The vessel is 62.5 meters long. Under engine power, she reaches a top speed of 10 knots, while she can make up to 14 knots under sail. She has a crew of 18 and can accommodate 88 passengers. The Christian Radich, a full rigged three masted steel...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial view of future campus without buildings, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1963-03-26
    • Aerial view of future Arden Hills campus without any buildings taken from the northwest. The season is evidenced by snow visible on ground from the northwest. Old Snelling road can be seen at bottom-right, Snelling at top-right, and 694 highway at...
    • Bethel University Digital Library
    • Aerial view of Rice's Point and Elevator Row, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • The presence of Peavey elevators in the Duluth harbor dates back to 1900. In 1930, F.H. Peavey expands the Peavey Duluth terminal with concrete silos. In 1999, the Seaway Port Authority lets contract for razing of Occident and Peavey elevators. ...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial view of Snelling Avenue campus, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1957 - 1972
    • Aerial view of whole Snelling Avenue campus from the northwest. The campus buildings, courtyard and immediately surrounding neighborhood fill all but a small portion of the picture. The bottom-right portion shows Snelling Avenue and a piece of the...
    • Bethel University Digital Library
    • Aerial view of the village, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • Aerial view of Princeton Village showing the Courthouse, Congregational Church, Whittier School, Swedish Lutheran Church, Mark's Bargain Store, and the Commercial Hotel.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Aerial view of the village, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • Aerial view of Princeton Village showing the Courthouse, Congregational Church, Whittier School, Swedish Lutheran Church, Mark's Bargain Store, and the Commercial Hotel.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Aerial view taken from south village limits of New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1927
    • Aerial view from the south village limits of New Brighton was taken by MacGillis & Gibbs Company, a pole yard company, which is seen in the lower half of the photo. Notable buildings include the First Congregational Church, New Brighton Elementary...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • An elementary classroom at the Talmud Torah in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1913
    • Children sitting at desks in a classroom. A line of children stands at the back of the class with chalk poised in hands, ready to write on the chalkboard. Mr. Elijah Avin was engaged as principal in 1911: he can be seen at the back of the room. The...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Anoka-Champlin bridge, Anoka, Minnesota

    • 1884 - 1900
    • Original Anoka-Champlin bridge spanning the Mississippi River. It was constructed in 1884 and stood until 1929 when the current bridge was completed.
    • Anoka County Historical Society
    • B. R. Damren home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Exterior view of the home of B. R. Damren, which was located along South Washington Avenue in St. Peter. A man in a horse-drawn carriage is in the foreground.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society

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