Sketch of east side of downtown Northfield, Minnesota, by local historian Robert R. (Bob) Warn, based on photographs, lithographs and written descriptions. The city is depicted as it probably looked in the mid-1800s as seen from near the top of the Ames Mill. Buildings are marked with numbers: 1, the home of John and Ann North, built in 1855. 2, the Lyceum building. 3, the saw mill built in 1855-6 by Jacobs and Ives for John North. 4, Grist Mill built in 1855-6 for John North. 5, American House hotel built by John North in 1857. 6, Liberty Pole. 7, Public school at the southwest corner of Union and Third streets. 8, Old Brown Church. 9, Charles Taylor's law office. 10, Rice County Journal building. 11, first Scriver Building site. 12, Herman Jenkins' Tavern, built in 1856. 13, the second bridge to be built in the location of the current Fourth Street bridge, about 1865.
The layout of pre-flight operations includes the field plan with field house, fence and track shown. Details include load ring, position of men, hydrogen cylinders, TNT caps, poles, balloons and gondola. The plan was drawn by Paul Campbell.
Untitled sketch. Includes canopy, throne, stools and a walnut platform. Canopy details include the Archdiocesan coat-of-arms, painted in color, gold leaf and velour drapery. Throne detail shows carvings on seat back and posts, and note a spring cushion of ""best quality leather""
Sketch of Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Pillars, decorations, and Mary emerging from a cave, with another woman kneeling below. Chapel bears inscription,""Je suis l'immaculee conception,", and is marked ""traced"" by FAA (architect Frank A. Abrahamson) and dated.
Dressed as farmers, Wisconsin Senator Robert La Follette and Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, both Republicans, are shown working the State of Minnesota soil. La Follette runs behind a horse labeled "Radicals" and pulling a tine harrow across northern Minnesota, while Hughes walks behind a heavier horse labeled "Conservative element" and pulling a plow across the southern part of the state.
A drawing of the Franklin Branch of the Minneapolis Public Library. Opened in August 1914 at 1314 East Franklin Avenue, and designed by architect Edward L. Tilton, this was the first library building in Minneapolis to be built with funds from Andrew Carnegie. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
The landmark tower and central entrance of Tate Hall are depicted. The frame of the drawing has a ribbon attached (not pictured) that represents a First Award from the St. Louis County Rural School Fair.
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Alumni Association Museum
The March Lion, having just eaten the Spring Lamb, licks his chops. The cartoon reads, "Maltese cross indicates location of the lamb." Published March 6, 1915, this cartoon pokes fun at the harsh weather that often characterizes Minnesota's late winter.
1914 American highest production farm crops--apples, rye, barley, oats, wheat, potatoes, and corn--are caricatured as royalty, with King Corn in the lead. In the lower right corner, a sign states, "1914 farm crop values $5,066,742,000 which is $104,000,000 more than 1913."
Rivals in the effort to overthrow the Mexican government under Huerta, Venustiano Carranza (Garza), leader of the Constitutionalist forces and Francisco Villa, leader of the Federalists, push "the Mexican Revolving Door," from which Carranza emerges first. Carranza served as president of Mexico 1917-1920.
Published on July 14, 1913, this cartoon shows the Underwood Simmons Tariff Bill being pushed onto the U. S. Senate stage by Senator Simmons, while the audience pellets the bill with eggs and vegetables labeled "Antagonist," "Criticism," and so on. Sen. Simmons, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, had arranged for the controversial bill to be introduced to the Senate for debate on July 14.
Published on November 10, 1913, this cartoon portrays General Huerta, President of Mexico, crouching under a gun, labeled "Arms for the Constitutionalists," suspended from above by the words "US embargo on arms."
In this cartoon from May 5, 1913, the Great Powers (Italy, Austria, France, Germany, England, and Russia) are reaching for a pie (Albania), while Montenegro, with fork and knife, leaps from his chair at the table. In 1913, the Powers demanded that Montenegro abandon Scutari, a former Turkish fortress in Albania.
The football season arrives on the World Stage to take over the "Series of World War Melodramas" from the Balkan War, the Chinese Revolution, and the Mexican Rebellion. This cartoon was published August 11, 1913.
This cartoon, published on February 24, 1913, in the Minneapolis Journal, refers to the front page story covering the assassination of the former president of Mexico, Francisco Madero, and his vice president, Jose Pino Suarez. General Huerta was at the time Provisional President. The cartoon shows a map of Mexico. Standing by a pool of blood with the word "Assassination" across it is a man dressed in military uniform and wearing a hat with the word "Huerta" on its hatband. On the northern border of Mexico is a wooden fence. Uncle Sam is leaning over the fence, looking at the man standing next to the blood. The caption underneath reads, “Another Blot." (Note: The Huerta figure standing next to the pool of blood was eliminated from the cartoon in the published version, possibly the result of correction or censorship, since the published version shows clear evidence of the drawing's having been retouched.)
Uncle Sam holds the Hay Pauncefot Treaty regarding Panama Canal tolls while John Bull (England) presents him with a Protest as Arbitration looks on. Uncle Sam says to John Bull, "Sit down, John. Let's look it over. We don't need any interpreter to read English."
Published on July 12, 1912, this cartoon shows Uncle Sam asking the Senate and the House, "Meeting again or yet?" The Senate figure holds a document titled "Lorimer case," a reference to an election bribery case.
Mr. Common Man stands outside the tent where the Republican National Convention is taking place on June 18, 1912. He is saying to himself, "If I could only carry water for the elephant as I use to!" This cartoon was published June 7, 1912.
Published on May 22, 1912, this cartoon shows "Champ" Clark, standing by a fence labeled "Minnesota Presidential Field"and pointing to a dog with a human face. Clark tells a boy, "Minnesota Politics," who has tied a bucket to Clark's dog's tail, that Republican Congressman Charlie Towne shouldn't be kicked around.
The G.O.P. elephant has a bucket, labeled "National Progressive Republican League," tied to its tail and is running across the Capitol Mall, cheered on by Senator Bourne of Oregon, President of the National Progressive Republican League, which was formed in 1911.
Published on June 2, 1910, this cartoon shows streetcars as "Official photograph taken at eleven a.m. by street railway co. for council committee" and "Snapshot, by most any of us, at time we have to use the street cars."
Permanent Tariff Commission, appointed by President Taft, sits waiting, while Uncle Sam advises the Congress to turn over tariff work to the Commission. The Commission is portrayed as a young woman with a valise labeled "Recommended by Pres. Taft, White House," while Congress is portrayed as an older matron.
In this cartoon's upper frame, the forecast for Sunday is fair weather, so a father, mother, and two children plan an outing in the park to feed the ducks. In the lower frame, it is pouring rain, much to the ducks' delight, and the family is getting soaked to the skin. This cartoon was published on Monday, July 12, 1909, which, according to the "Spring calendar" shown in the cartoon, followed one of many bad weather Sundays in the spring and summer of that year.
Published on Thursday, May 6, 1909, this cartoon is divided into two frames. The upper frame shows wheat from Canada being led to flour mills in the United States by the "Tariff Provision by which Canadian wheat may be milled in the United States and have drawback of duty when exported as flour." Its caption reads, "The wheat must go to the mills." The lower frame shows United States flour mills running toward the Canadian border, where a smiling wheat figure beckons to them. Here, Uncle Sam, holding a shepherd's crook tagged "Any kind of a drawback," pursues the mills, hoping to hold them back. This frame's caption reads, "Or the mills will go to the wheat."
William Jennings Bryan holds up an image of Kaiser Wilhelm in an effort to draw attention to "The European War Bogie" as the major national issue to be included in the Minnesota Democratic Party platform, while "Brewery Control" takes a back seat.
A mob holds up a pumpkin head labeled "Anti-Cannon sentiment," startling Uncle Sam. This is likely a reference to opposition to Republican Joseph G. Cannon's being re-elected Speaker of the House in 1908.
Published on December 10, 1908, this cartoon shows the Egg and the Potato addressing each other, "The Egg--'Hello, Small Potatoes and Few in a Hill, you needn't be so fresh. I knew your folks when you weren't worth 30 cents a bushel.' The Potato--'No one would accuse you of being fresh, and that's no joke. No doubt you can remember a good way back, all right, all right!'" The Egg's waistcoat is marked "Eggs 50 cents Doz." and the Potato's is marked "Potatoes 85 cents Bu." This dialog might be related to an article, published in the same edition of the newspaper, telling about the Minnesota Potato Growers and Shippers Association winning the support of the Interstate Commerce Commission for their demand that railroads provide heated cars for shipping perishable freight in freezing weather.
This cartoon, published on Tuesday, February 18, 1908, in the Minneapolis Journal, refers to the front page story about a meeting of the Publicity Club--comprised largely of businessmen--to discuss the introduction of improved street lighting to the Minneapolis downtown business district. A stylish young woman representing Minneapolis stands to the left with her hand on the knob of a lamp bearing the inscription, "Illumination of Business District." A business man dressed in a plaid suit approaches from the right, saying, "Madame allow me!" The Minneapolis downtown skyline appears in the background.
Published on February 1, 1907, this cartoon portrays a Japanese-American child, labeled "Little Jap in San Francisco" and carrying on his back a large bundle with the words "Cause of war with the United States" on it. Within the bundle is a rolled-up treaty. The boy tips his cap to a Japanese military officer. The published cartoon is captioned "Another Case of Child Labor: Isn't Japan overworking the Japanese schoolboy of San Francisco a little?" Japan had registered dissatisfaction with the California government's support of the San Francisco Board of Education in its ruling that Japanese children should not be admitted to public schools but, rather, sent to Oriental School. The United States enforced the provisions of its treaty with Japan giving to Japanese immigrants equal access to public education.