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James J. Hill: Railroad Baron: Images & Artifacts

Image Collections

Hill-Boeckmann Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1856-1907.
Includes views of James J. and Mary T. Hill, their children and grandchildren, family friends, and church clerics. Views consist of informal plays, weddings, family members in costume, hunting expeditions, family outings, family members relaxing at home and at North Oaks, and vacations. Locations include the interior and exterior of the Hill House at 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota; the Louis W. Hill farm in North Oaks; and vacation spots in Aiken, South Carolina; Jekyll Island, Georgia; and Paris. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid
Selected images from this collection are also available digitally

Sample Images at MNHS

 James J. Hill, age 18, 1864  James J. Hill House, 1987 James J. Hill, at spike driving celebration extending the Great Northern Railroad, Bend, Oregon, 1911

Sample Artifacts at MNHS

Man's black swallowtail evening coat, 1899 William Crooks locomotive, 1861 Lock, 1860 Transit in case, 1906 Inkwell and stand, 1870 Calling card tray, 1900 Great Northern Railway Association pin, 1900


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