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    • 400 Block of South Front Street, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1860
    • 400 Block, South Front Street, 1860, with horse-drawn buggies and buildings; notes on back of photo say,""1860--Front St.--Cherry to Jackson (West Side)" and ""More likely Jackson to Cherry." Photo is printed in reverse (text on signs is...
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Edward Duffield Neill at the White House, Washington, D.C.

    • 1864 - 1865
    • Scrap of lined paper with a photograph mounted in the center. The photo shows three men posing in front of the White House: one standing, one leaning against a statue, and one reclining on the ground at the base of the statue. The handwritten note...
    • Macalester College
    • Steamboat landing, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1865 - 1885
    • This stereo photo shows an early view of the steamboat landing and a warehouse next to it in St. Peter. The area shown in the photo is located on the west bank of the Minnesota river, near Broadway.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Early town view, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1865 - 1885
    • This stereo photo shows an early view of St. Peter that includes the saw mill owned by Col. B. F. Pratt. The Minnesota river is in the foreground.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Academy of Music, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1870 - 1890
    • street view; unpaved streets with horses and buggies; awnings extended on the first floor windows and doors; signage for real estate company and other businesses; view from Hennepin Avenue and Washington; similar photo to Minneapolis Collection...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Bird's-eye view, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1872
    • Bird's-eye view of the Brooklyn area south of Lanesboro showing Parkway Avenue. Mathias Bue copied this photo that was originally taken by an unidentified photographer.
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Portrait of William Carey Brown, Nicollet County, Minnesota

    • 1873 - 1877
    • This is a photo of William Carey Brown, who was born at Traverse des Sioux in 1854. Brown was graduated from West Point, becoming a Brigadier General by the time he retired.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of William Carey Brown, Nicollet County, Minnesota

    • 1873 - 1877
    • This is a photo of William Carey Brown, who was born at Traverse des Sioux in 1854. Brown was graduated from West Point, becoming a Brigadier General by the time he retired. This photo was taken when he was a Cadet 4th Class.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Staff, Minnesota Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, Faribault, Minnesota

    • 1874 - 1875
    • Staff are sitting on the steps in front of Mott Hall. Numbers are written on the front of the photo, and corresponding names written on the back of the photo read: "1. Dr. J(ames) L. Noyes, 2. Fred C. Sheldon, 3. Mrs. A. R. Hull, matron, 4. Mr....
    • Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Alumni Association Museum
    • Minnesota Power dam, Lanesboro, Minnesota

    • 1875
    • Bird's-eye view taken from Church Hill of Lanesboro power dam built over the Root River in 1868. It was constructed on a foundation of solid stone and anchored at each side by rock bluffs. Houses and various village buildings are seen on north...
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • View of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1875 - 1900
    • This photo shows a view of the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter. The largest building is Old Main, which is located at the west end of College Avenue.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Sawmill in Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

    • 1875 - 1905
    • Esther (Sarkela) Huuima wrote that this photo was from a sawmill in Thomson. She identifies her father and her brother, Hugo Sarkela, in the photo, as indicated by the two ink check marks. The check mark in the back center of the photo marks the...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Railroad accident, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

    • 1875-04-18
    • View of a train wreck in Blue Earth County on April 18, 1875. note on back of photo says"Bradley's Crossing, R.R. Wreck, Apr. 18, 1875"
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Railroad wreck, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

    • 1875-04-18
    • View of a train wreck in Blue Earth County on April 18, 1875. note on back of photo says"Bradley's Crossing, R.R. Wreck, Apr. 18, 1875"
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Union Presbyterian Church, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1878
    • This is a photo of the Union Presbyterian Church in St. Peter, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Third and Locust streets, facing Third street. See also E4008.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Samuel Lowry Osborn residence, Mankato, Minnesota

    • 1880
    • Five women, one man, and two bicycles in front the Samuel Lowry Osborn house. Note on back of photo says,"Home of Samuel Lowry Osborn, Agency Hill, [illegible] Eleanor Osborn."
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Dr. William Worrall Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1880
    • Dr. W. W. Mayo was born in England on May 31, 1819 and died in Rochester, MN on March 16, 1911. Dr. Mayo is approximately 69 years old in this photo.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Threshing crew, near St. Clair, Minnesota

    • 1880
    • Threshing crew in St. Clair area with threshing equipment and 7 men, including Willie Hall, Manaige, Jake Chase, and Campbell Henry. Note on photo says,""Photo taken in St. Clair area. Hall, Chase and Campbell were all married to Foster sisters. ...
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • Minnesota views; M. Nowack, artist; street view of Minneapolis

    • 1880 - 1889
    • Photo is unidentified; board walk is visible in front left of photo; unpaved streets; streetlight and power pole; list of stereographic views by photographer/publisher on verso.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Preston, Minnesota's Business District

    • 1880 - 1890
    • Business district at the northwest corner of River and St. Paul Streets in Preston. The "A. L. Sleyster Photo Artist" studio is visible as well as signs for "Groceries," "Restaurant," and "Confectionery."
    • Fillmore County Historical Society
    • Street scene, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1904
    • This photo shows Edith Sackett and Mother Sackett in St. Peter. The Nicollet County Bank building at far left is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Nassau street. The St. Peter Tribune newspaper office, S. O....
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Women in a horse-drawn wagon, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1909
    • This photo shows May, Nellie, and Jessie McOuat in a horse-drawn wagon going north on Minnesota Avenue in St. Peter from a location in front of the Courthouse.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Theodore Knoll's bar, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1909
    • This is the interior of Theodore Knoll's bar in St. Peter, listed at 121 S. Third street in the 1899 city directory. Demos Young, Sever Sanderson, Louis Eckstrom, Louis Roberts, and Jesse Parsons are named on the reverse of the photo. An...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • William Kohl wagon shop, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1880 - 1909
    • This photo shows the shop of wagon master William Kohl in St. Peter. The photo shows the south side of the building on the northeast corner of the intersection of Broadway and Third street.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Hailstones from storm on June 22, 1880, Moorhead, Minnesota

    • 1880-06-22
    • Stereoview of golf ball sized hailstones piled on the wooden sidewalk from storm of June 22, 1880 in Moorhead. The hailstorm broke nearly every north facing window in town including the skylight at Ole. E. Flaten's photo studio.
    • Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
    • Bird's eye view, Moorhead, Minnesota

    • 1880-10
    • Stereoview view from top of Moorhead Manufacturing Flour Mill, Main Avenue and Red River looking east between Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue South in October 1880. Buildings visible include the Moorhead school and First Presbyterian Church at right,...
    • Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
    • South side of Main Street, Cambria, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • Dirt street with businesses, horses and buggy, and people. Sign outside of building says, "Eating House and Saloon." Note on back of photo says, "Cambria--South side Main St. Building on far left was a hotel--which was burned." Second note...
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • View of Beaver Falls, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • Beaver Fall in the early 1880s. Image was submitted by Charlotte S. Paulson, Beaver Falls is where she grew up and photo was taken in early 1880.
    • Renville County Historical Society
    • Great Northern Snowplow, Morris, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1884
    • Note on back of photograph reads: About 1883 or 1884 taken from the G.N. depot, located between 5th and 6th Streets looking in a westerly direction. The following Morris Tribune article may refer to this photo as being one in a series of three....
    • Stevens County Museum and Historical Society
    • Residential section destroyed in 1883 tornado, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • This photo was taken in North Rochester near the Cook and Proud residences. People are looking through piles of rubble. A dead horse is in the foreground, possibly impaled with a tree or branch. The tornado struck Rochester in the early evening...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Cascade Park after the 1883 tornado, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • Several people are viewing the damage from the 1883 tornado. A man is standing next to a piece of furniture and a boy is sitting with a large toy horse. Among the debris on the ground is a stove, windows and an umbrella. The inscription on the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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