Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery.

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Minnesota History Center - People Finder Family history research guides and online genealogical and historical resources from the Minnesota Historical Society.

Sequined Evening Dress, Paris, circa late 1920s - Minnesota Historical Society…

Sequined Evening Dress 1928 made in France, Paris. Sleeveless scoop neck chemise completely covered in bright silver and gold sequins in a stripe and swag design.

Bustle dress, Mary G. Worley, St. Paul, MN, 1880s. Ivory satin with a front panel of woven velvet flowers and birds. Minnesota Historical Society

~Fabulous bustle dress, Mary G. Paul, MN, Ivory satin with a front panel of woven velvet flowers and birds.

Pink wool suit, 1906. Two pieces, trimmed with pink ribbon and lace. Made by dressmaker Julia Tomasek, St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Collections.

Beautiful 1906 pink wool suit, two pieces, trimmed with pink ribbon and lace. Made by dressmaker Julia Tomasek, St. Paul, Minnesota via Minnesota Historical Society Collections.

Swedish Immigration to the U.S./Svensk invandring till USA | Minnesota Historical Society

Swedish Immigration to the U.S./Svensk invandring till USA | Minnesota Historical Society

Evening gown, ca. 1910-1912. Debutante's dress with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's (department store) dressmaker. Minnesota Historical Society.

Evening gown, ca. Debutante's dress with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's (department store) dressmaker.

A Paris-made wedding gown of green silk taffeta with bouquets of voided velvet flowers, pleated taffeta trim and lace trimmed pagoda sleeves. Worn by a member of the Kelsey or Cowles family from Oswego County, New York, ca. 1856-1860.

A Paris-made wedding gown of green silk taffeta with bouquets of voided velvet flowers, pleated taffeta trim and lace trimmed pagoda sleeves. Worn by a member of the Kelsey or Cowles family from Oswego County, New York, circa

A Red River cart at a Dakota family's camp, ca. 1870. Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

A Red River cart at a Dakota family's camp, ca. 1870. Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

Minnesota Historical Society // Minnesota History Center :: Collecting since 1849, the Minnesota Historical Society Library is the world's premier library for research about Minnesota's people, places, history & culture.

Minnesota Historical Society // Minnesota History Center :: Collecting since the Minnesota Historical Society Library is the world's premier library for research about Minnesota's people, places, history & culture.

Day dress, Mary Worley, St. Paul, MN (attr.), ca. 1875. Blue & teal silk taffeta in one piece. Apron-draped bodice with center front self-button closure, Sleeves are full length, two-piece coat sleeves with box pleated cuffs. Hem of bodice apron is Van Dyked (dagged). Minnesota Historical Society

Day dress, Mary Worley, ca. Blue & teal silk taffeta in one piece. Apron-draped bodice with center front self-button closure, Sleeves are full length, two-piece coat sleeves with box pleated cuffs.

stuffaboutminneapolis:  “Women walking on Minneapolis sidewalk during Armistice Day blizzard. (11-11-1940) via Minnesota Historical Society  The Armistice Day Blizzard Ranks #2 on the Minnesota State Climatology Office Top five weather events of the...

stuffaboutminneapolis: “Women walking on Minneapolis sidewalk during Armistice Day blizzard. (11-11-1940) via Minnesota Historical Society The Armistice Day Blizzard Ranks #2 on the Minnesota State Climatology Office Top five weather events of the...

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