Members of the first orchestra organized at Roseau. Mike Holm was a violinist and the director. Also playing instruments were Mr. Larson, violin, Charles Clark, cornet, O. A. Holm, piccolo, and Gust Oveson, organ.
Group of soldiers riding horses going south on Minnesota Avenue in St. Peter. The soldier leading the parade is approaching the intersection at Nassau street. Several horse-drawn vehicles and a couple of bicycles are shown. The reverse side of the photograph is dated Oct. 20, 1900.
Two men standing by lake. It's winter and the lake has frozen over. Peter Bonde is on the right. The young man on the left is unidentified. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from 1906-1927. He was known as the Prohibition Sheriff. Images in this collection were taken by Peter Bonde from 1890-1910.
Shown standing left to right are Captain Charles Ahlers, John Fisher, and Goodwin Esterly. Shown seated are Charles Fisher, referee Carl Reckner, and Michael Kappel. The manager, E.P. Neill, is shown in the left corner.
Student theater performers are assembled in front of two wall panels, one with painted floral decorations on the left and one with a painted landscape on the right. They presented a program for a deaf association. In the front row, from left to right, are Clara Saterlund, Mary Ada Fallow, Ida King, and Emily Swee. In the back row, from left to right, are Berglund, Philip Earl Cadwell, John Archie Benolkin, and Claude Schooley.
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Alumni Association Museum
Postcard of "Big" Anderson and two unidentifed men near Anderson's homestead cabin. Anderson is smoking a pipe and holds an axe and a crosscut saw. One of the unidentified men holds a rifle and the other holds an axe.
Studio portrait of the play's cast. Two copies of this image at the museum. Newspaper clipping on back of copy 1 describes the production; see the Morris Tribune, February 24, 1900. A note on the back of copy 1 in Ida Hancock's handwriting reads "This picture shows caste [sic] of 2nd production." Copy 1 noted as number 1940 on p. 67 of the Old Black Ledger.
Wooden boats are pulled ashore and picnic baskets appear in this generic beach scene, with a black and white inset photo labeled Steamer Excelsior, Minnetonka. The writer mentions the large number of advertisements in the paper for fine horses for sale. The Bureau of Engraving's logos is printed on back, color added, postmarked 1910.
Black and white albumen print of a pool hall in Belle Plaine, most likely owned by Christ Albrecht. Seen are a pool table with racked balls in the foreground and two additional tables in the background. Five men are standing by the pool tables in the background. They are, from left to right, Christ Albrecht, Jim Mangen, Ole Olson, Joe Gaffney, and an unknown man.
Portrait of two men, B. F. B. and J.M.S. seated in a field. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
Entrance to Big Island Park shows the path through the grove of trees. Message says this pleasure park is 18 miles out by trolley, and that the tower, peristyle, etc., are all concrete, dated and postmarked 1909.
Visitors enjoy the shade in a grove of trees at Big Island Park, color added. Card is addressed to Hoke Smith, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., postmarked 1913. Message reads: Lithography is the working man's art. Don’t destroy American Art! Help us develop American art! Why not lithograph these in Amerika? More of these cards than ever are being lithographed abroad! I receive 25 dolls per week as a lithographer. Please don't cut this down. German lithographers get only one third of the wages Americans do.
Could be the July 4th, 1907 celebration. Crowds with automobiles and what might be a hot air balloon in background. It is unclear what the event is or where it is being held but may be at Parade Stadium.
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
Collage of Minneapolis photographs includes Regatta Day on Lake Minnetonka, Court House and City Hall, Boulevard at Lake Calhoun, Loring Park, St. Louis Bay on Lake Minnetonka, Library at State University, Flour Mill District, Minnehaha Falls, and St. Anthony Falls and Exposition Building, dated 1906.
This photo of the convention grounds on the Burton Estate in Deephaven on Lake Minnetonka in encircled by an oval with the saying ""Minneapolis Makes Good."" The message, postmarked 1908, tells of the purchase of a swell hat with a great big plume for $8.00.
This popular postcard depicts a fisherman on shore hooking a mythical giant fish, the epitome of the fish that got away, called the freak fish design. This card advertises Spring Park, Minnesota. The message, dated 1912, mentions a picnic held by the Maccabee Lodge of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which included 26 athletic stunts for which the winners received prizes.
Albumen print of the Jacob Ries family. The image was taken outside the Ries home in Shakopee. Seen are the family members gathered together in front of the home's main entrance. Ries founded Jacob Ries Bottling Works, Inc. at Shakopee in 1872. In 1880, Ries tapped a spring that he named "Rock Spring" and he began bottling water and other beverages under the name "Rock Spring Beverages." He passed away in 1911 and his descendents continued to operate the bottling works. Eventually the family sold their "secret recipe" to the Pepsi Company.
Portrait of an unidentified man sitting outside. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
Portrait of an unidentified man standing in a field holding a gun. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
Music Director Albert Franko Demkier's music program for the Hotel Del Otero lists musical selections and composers: Summertime by H. Von Tilzer, How would you like to try a honeymoon with me? by O. Wade, Dear old East side, by Gus. Edwards, Merry-go round by Gus. Edwards, Bye-Bye, Dear Old Broadway by Gus. Edwards, Pandora by Victor Maurice, Love-Land by Holzman, Over the hills and far away by Schwartz for luncheon from 12:30 to 1, and The Chorus Lady by Kingsbury, Ev'rybody loves me, but the one I love by G. Edwards, Hermosillo by Schuh, Up in my balloon by Wenrich, Lady! Lady! by Leighton, The Grand Mogul by Luders, See Saw by Gus. Edwards, Consolation by Line and Sympathy by Kendis for dinner 6:30 to 8; card writer from Louisiana talks about wearing coats all the time because it is so cool, postmarked August 12, 1910.
The Neighborhood Club house has a stone foundation, walls of windows on the first floor, and wooden shakes on the second floor. Writer mentions picking raspberries before breakfast, postmarked July 1912.
The Old Orchard estate was in Tonka Bay on Crescent Beach facing west on the Upper Lake. The large house has an adjacent three-story tower for viewing the lake. Its adjacent peristyle includes vine-covered columns and benches, color added for the border, postmarked and dated 1908.
According to the card's caption, boaters are negotiating the channel between Lower Lake and Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka, color added, postmarked and dated 1908. This photo does not match the actual geography at the described location.
Ladies relaxing on the lawn and the steps of the pergola, viewed from vine-covered walkway, at the Hotel Del Otero on Lake Minnetonka, color added, postmarked 1909. The printed message reads: Minnetonka is a Sioux word for ""big waters;"" here was the scene of Hiawatha's wooing, and out of the lake flows the stream on which is located the beautiful falls of Minnehaha--""laughing water""--made famous by Longfellow.
Reception parlor, filled with rocking chairs in rattan and wood and rugs with Native American designs, welcomes Hotel Del Otero guests for their stay at Lake Minnetonka, color added. The message says it was too cool to swim in the evening, postmarked July 2, 1913.
View of Spring Park Bay from the porch of the Hotel Del Otero on Lake Minnetonka shows islands in the distance and boats moored near shore, hand colored work. The message includes a hand-drawn tent, postmarked 1906.
In this view from the lake, the two-story casino in Spring Park has second-floor screened porches facing the lake and a walk way through an arbor, shaded by climbing vines, to the dock, dated and postmarked 1911.
Drawing of the globe with St. Paul, the Saintly City, at the center of the continent advertises attractions: Lake Minnetonka, Como Park, Minnehaha Falls, White Bear Lake, Auditorium, Indian Mounds Park, Capitol, and Mississippi River, history of Minnesota and St. Paul printed on back of card, message and postmark dated 1910.
Two women standing in front of train ore cars. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
Men playing baseball as others watch from the sidelines, factories in the background. Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association recreational program for industrial workers. Y. M. C. A. sponosred recreations program took place in the early 1900s.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Kautz Family YMCA Archives