The photographs at the Minnesota Historical Society visually represent Minnesotans, their lives, landscapes, leisure and occupations from the pre-territorial period to the present. With over 200,000 individual photographs to search in Collections Online, and thousands more available as photograph, manuscript, and government records collections, finding the right photo can be a bit overwhelming.
While many of the photographs--particularly those in Collections Online and in some finding aids--are viewable online, others can only be seen in the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center.
This guide provides hints for finding the perfect photo, how to use the ordering system, and how to obtain permission to use images publicly.
Gale Family Library
Minnesota Historical Society Library
Located on the Second Floor of the Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday to Wednesday: Closed