litho print, may be hand-colored; view of Fort Snelling from the Mississippi River from opposite shore looking up towards the Round House and Barracks with ferryboat crossing the river; man standing in foreground on shore
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
Portrait of the Reverend Jabez Brooks, Hamline University president, 1854-1857 and 1861-1869. Prior to coming to Hamline, he was principal of a seminary in Watertown, Wisconsin, and a professor of Greek and mathematics at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin. After leaving Hamline, he became a member of the faculty at the newly opened University of Minnesota.
Portraits of ten Minnesota State Officers, incorporated into a six-pointed star: Governor Ramsey; Lt. Gov Donnelly; Secretary Baker; Treasurer Scheffer; Dept of Instruction Neill; Auditor Kraft; Atty General Cole; Statistician Wheelock; Adjt General Acker; and State Printer Van Vorhes.
This photograph shows Civil War Capt. Asgrim K. Skaro, who was killed in the battle of Nashville in 1864. Skaro served in the Second and the Ninth Minnesota Infantry Regiments. He was one of the founders of St. Peter in Nicollet County in 1853.
This is a photograph of Po-Go-Nay-Ke-Shick, also known as Hole in the Day, an Ojibway Native American. The photograph was taken in the studio of St. Paul photographer Joel E. Whitney. The photograph was purchased in 1862 by a woman from Indiana.
The farm of the John Farrell family who came to America from Ireland in 1849. They bought their first 160 acres at Lake Johanna in present-day Arden Hills, from Major McLean, the Indian agent, and the title was signed by President Millard Fillmore in 1868. The Farrell family donated the land for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Today Mounds View High School, the St. John's church, school and other parish buildings, the Arden Hills Ramsey County Branch Library, and the Minnesota Baptist Conference headquarters are on that property.
Portrait of Alice Eddy Edwards, wife of the Reverend Elijah Evan Edwards and sister of the Reverend Thomas M. Eddy. Elijah E. Edwards was chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during the latter part of the Civil War. Alice died in 1896.
Rabbi Wechsler (pronounced Wexler) lead the congregation's sponsoring a Jewish farming settlement in the Dakota Territories. The settlement attempted to help Russian Jewish immigrants find livelihoods working the land in the American West. Though the farm colony ultimately failed, he was considered an innovator and modernizer. Late in his career, after leaving Minnesota, he worked to improve educational opportunities in Mississippi for blacks. He served at Temple Mount Zion from 1878-1886.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
Photograph of woodcut of the Reverend David Clarke John, Hamline University president 1880-1883. A Methodist minister, he earlier served churches in the East Baltimore conference, was a professor of natural sciences at the state normal school in Bloomsburg, a principal of a high school in Milton, Pennsylvania, and the pastor of Emory Chapel at Carlisle. He also was principal of the Mankato State Normal school. After leaving Hamline, he become pastor of the first Methodist Episcopal Church of Winona.