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Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Photograph Collection Database

The Minnesota Historical Society's new Photograph Collection Database provides information that previously could only be obtained by travelling to MHS and consulting a card file. Yet the site simultaneously illustrates that although the number of historical images on the Web is growing steadily, these images are certainly not all online. The Photograph Collection database contains records for 44,000 individual photographs, approximately ten percent accompanied by digital images. This is less than one-fifth of the quarter of a million photographs owned by MHS. The strength of the database is its coverage of Minnesotans' lives, landscapes, leisure activities, and occupations from 1850 to the present. Try searching for "frontier and pioneer life" or "farming" to see some greatest hits from the MHS photograph collection.
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Minnesota Historical Society Collections Online
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September 25th, 1998
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April 7th, 2003 at 12:27pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 12:27pm
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