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State Capitol Building of Minnesota: Images & Artifacts

Image Collections

Charles W. Jerome Photograph Albums, 1899-1908.
25 postcards showing interior and exterior views of the Minnesota State Capitol building. 
MNHS call number: Sound and Visual II.16, Album 3. 

Designs for the Proposed State Capitol Building of Minnesota, ca. 1895.
29 Views of the proposed exterior designs by various architects throughout the United States.
MNHS call number: Sound and Visual I.222

Minnesota Board of State Capitol Commissioners Records, 1892-1914.
Photo albums and loose photographs documenting the construction of the third State Capitol Building.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Thomas Bremer Collection, 1986.
Bremer was employed by the Minnesota Historical Society to photograph sites and images for the Exhibits Department’s Common Places exhibit and a proposed exhibit on the Minnesota State Capitol and surrounding area and the Education Department’s Northern Lights publication. Box 1, vol. 1 contains color negatives and prints of the Capitol under construction as well as views of the State Capitol, downtown St. Paul, the Cathedral of St. Paul and surrounding areas. 
MNHS call number: Sound and Visual III.42

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
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