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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway - Huge Lego Spaceship in the Mall of America

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway - Huge Lego Spaceship in the Mall of America

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A lego spaceman hovers in the air above mall walkers. Location: Location: Minnesota (44.854° N 93.243° W) Status: Public domain. Photo... More

Beaded Moccasins - GRPO 1563

Beaded Moccasins - GRPO 1563

Pair or pucker toe beaded leather moccasins with decorative floral design enclosed within white, blue, red, and yellow beaded border on vamps. Leather ankle wraps have scalloped or sawtooth edging.

Beaded Moccasins - GRPO 1565

Beaded Moccasins - GRPO 1565

Pair of pucker toe beaded leather moccasins with identical geometric design featuring white, yellow, maroon, and black beads on vamps and lower collars. Additional beadwork on vamps contains diagonal lines of t... More

Minnesota & North Western no. 11 [0-4-0]
A mapp of the travels and voyages of the apostles in their mission and in partiular of Saint Paul.

A mapp of the travels and voyages of the apostles in their mission and...

Relief shown pictorially. Includes scenes of apostles at bottom of sheet. Attributed to Richard Blome. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Available also throu... More

Folding Knife - GRPO 17585

Folding Knife - GRPO 17585

Folding knife probably British, late 18th century.

Ice Chisel - GRPO 17766

Ice Chisel - GRPO 17766

Chisels like the one featured here were essential tools in the late 18th century fur trade. Ice chisels were often attached to long wooden handles and used to penetrate through the ice to create holes for fishi... More

Case Knife - GRPO 17802

Case Knife - GRPO 17802

Case knife French or British, 18th century.

Clasp Knife Blade - GRPO 17785

Clasp Knife Blade - GRPO 17785

Clasp knife blade with hinge element, rivet pin, and marked with three characters, "- (V) (I)". This knife bears the registered mark of William Parker, a Sheffield knife maker, active from 1739 to circa 1784. ... More

Case Knife Blade - GRPO 13653

Case Knife Blade - GRPO 13653

A case knife blade with vertical maker's mark that resembles a four-lobed crown over a robust numeral "2" is broken through the first rivet hole of its drooping tang. Many cutler marks incorporating crowns appe... More

Hawk Bell - GRPO 14419

Hawk Bell - GRPO 14419

Hawk bells were originally used as part of falconry equipment Europe before being utilized as fur trade goods when they were introduced to North America in the 16th century. This 18th century example is made of... More

DCM 0238: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pilager) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0238: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pilager) Courting Flute (V...

The flue cover is, for this plain instrument, unusually ornate, carved, possibly to resemble a rattlesnake's rattle, integral mouthpipe. DCM ledger: "Pilager Tribe of Minnesota." Instrument type: Courting Flute... More

Pocket Watch - GRPO 1425

Pocket Watch - GRPO 1425

Hollow shaft key used for winding watch; late 18th century

Cast White Metal Button - GRPO 14887

Cast White Metal Button - GRPO 14887

Late 18th century cast white metal button with concentric circle design; eye molded to back face; diameter 1.7 cm.

Hand Forged Iron Hammer - GRPO 8228

Hand Forged Iron Hammer - GRPO 8228

This hand-forged hammer may have been used by the North West Company blacksmith at the Grand Portage depot in the late 18th century. The tool is bent to form an eye for accommodating a handle and measures 11.1 ... More

Bear and Raccoon Please the Crowd

Bear and Raccoon Please the Crowd

The 18th century puppet show is popular with participants and visitors.

Rectangular Shoe Buckle Frame - GRPO 12697

Rectangular Shoe Buckle Frame - GRPO 12697

Late 18th century brass and white metal rectangular shoe buckle frame with incised lines along perimeter

Pistol-Grip Handle - GRPO 15375

Pistol-Grip Handle - GRPO 15375

One half of a hollow, pistol-grip style utensil handle, cast of white metal. This example measures 8.9 cm long and 1.9 cm wide. Pistol grip handles, introduced in the early 18th century, were commonly made of b... More

Folding Knife - GRPO 17587

Folding Knife - GRPO 17587

One of the most popular knives in the second half of the 18th century, this example features a slightly tapered handle with rounded end. Four iron pins are present on back edge of the handle. This knife, recove... More

Round Cupreous Cufflinks - GRPO 14404

Round Cupreous Cufflinks - GRPO 14404

This pair of cupreous cufflinks, known as sleeve buttons in the 18th century, features a nautical design with a face diameter of 1.6 cm

Cast White Metal Button with radial design - GRPO 14889

Cast White Metal Button with radial design - GRPO 14889

Late 18th century cast white metal button with radial design; crudely-shaped eye molded to back; 1.7 cm diameter

Case Knife - GRPO 17800

Case Knife - GRPO 17800

Case knife probably French or British, 18th century.

Roach

Roach

United States, Minnesota or North Dakota or South Dakota

Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi [sic] ... ; Carte que les Gnacsitares : ont dessine sur des paux de cerfs ...

Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent ...

Map 1 covers area of Minnesota River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River south to Saint Louis. Map 2 covers the area west of the Minnesota River. Both maps drawn within same neat lines, divided... More

War club
Clasp Knife - GRPO 16921

Clasp Knife - GRPO 16921

Clasp knife blade, probably French, 1730-1750.

Clasp Knife - GRPO 16589

Clasp Knife - GRPO 16589

Knife blade possibly of cutler Jean Tivet French 1730-1750.

Brass Pendant with Glass Insets - GRPO 14710

Brass Pendant with Glass Insets - GRPO 14710

A cast, soft brass, tri-lobed pendant frame with four blue-green (Munsell 10BG 6/8) faceted, faux gem glass insets. Round insets in outer lobes, and square inset at center. Sets are bracketed by relief floral p... More

Razor - GRPO 14959

Razor - GRPO 14959

Razor blade stamped ACIER-FOND (“steel edge”) over the cutting edge near the spine. The tang is stamped, G.SMITH, the mark of Georgius Smith, a Sheffield razor-maker active in the mid-1770s. The brass pivot pin... More

Silver Bracelet - GRPO 4831

Silver Bracelet - GRPO 4831

Silver bracelet etched with lines and perforated at ends for cord attachment bearing the stamp “RC” for Robert Cruickshank. Born in England, Cruickshank immigrated first to Boston in 1767 and then moved to Mont... More

Case Knife - GRPO 16968

Case Knife - GRPO 16968

Case knife w/Cross & L stamp, British, 1780-1830.

Silver Moon - GRPO 16948

Silver Moon - GRPO 16948

Moon, concave engraved silver disk with maker's mark "NR" and two buttons on either side near the top center of the disk. The buttons have eye holes on the back to attach to a chain or fastener. The disk has an... More

White Cedar Paddle Fragment - GRPO 16122

White Cedar Paddle Fragment - GRPO 16122

White cedar paddle blade, Ottertail-style with rounded tip, part of lower shaft, and dihedral cross-section. This is the most complete and best preserved paddle blade in Grand Portage National Monument's collec... More

Wool Assomption Sash - GRPO 525

Wool Assomption Sash - GRPO 525

Arrow and lightning pattern fingerwoven sash (mid-19th century) consisting of 515 threads woven in 1,089 rows. There are 19 color zones present. The woven length of the wool sash is 227.3 cm, the length of th... More

Harmonica Plate - GRPO 12707

Harmonica Plate - GRPO 12707

Copper alloy harmonica plate with ten rectangular reed slots, and an equal number of corresponding reed attachment holes arranged in a straight line along one greater margin. This example recovered during arche... More

Copper Fishtail Kettle Lug - GRPO 8082

Copper Fishtail Kettle Lug - GRPO 8082

Decorative copper fishtail-design kettle lug measuring 6.8 cm long, 5.2 cm wide, and 0.3 cm thick. This style of kettle ear dates to approximately 1800 for English kettles, just near the end of the North West C... More

Brass Trade Ring - GRPO 14703

Brass Trade Ring - GRPO 14703

Plain band with crude markings scratched on inner surface. The ring diameter measures 1.9 cm. Similar bands with interior markings are reported at the 1792-1800 NWC site of Fort George in Alberta and the circa ... More

Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi painted by J. Shaw ; engraved by J. Hill

Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi painted by J. Shaw ; engraved ...

Print shows a view through an opening in the trees of a small cascade of water forming the St. Anthony waterfalls. Title from item. Illus. from: Picturesque views of American scenery, 1820 by J. Shaw. Philadelp... More

Knife Case
Pipe Bowl
Roach
Manuscript map, probably made by a French voyageur, of Indian lands of Wisconsin, when part of Michigan Territory, annotated by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, ca. 1831

Manuscript map, probably made by a French voyageur, of Indian lands of...

Reproduction number: A120 (color slide); LC-MSS-39115-7 (B&W negative) This map of Wisconsin river valleys, probably made by a French voyageur, was carried by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), the author, eth... More

Map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian country in 1832 to the source of the Mississippi /

Map of the route passed over by an expedition into the Indian country ...

Relief shown by hachures. Bar scale incorrect. Note in manuscript ink on paper affixed to verso: "To accompany the claim of H.R. Schoolcraft. The country coloured green lies west & north of the [Michigan superi... More

Minnesota from "A Book of the United States: exhibiting its geography, divisions, constitution and government ... together with a condensed history of the land ... the biography of about three hundred of the leading men; a description of the principal cities and towns; with statistical tables ... Edited by G. Mellen. With engravings, etc"

Minnesota from "A Book of the United States: exhibiting its geography,...

This image has been taken from scan 000073 from "A Book of the United States: exhibiting its geography, divisions, constitution and government ... together with a condensed history of the land ... the biography... More

Messiter Pipe

Messiter Pipe

United States, South Dakota or Minnesota

Pipe Tomahawk

Pipe Tomahawk

United States, Minnesota or Wisconsin

Knife Case

Knife Case

United States, Minnesota

Minnehaha
Map of the northwestern states. Shewing [sic] what proportion lies north of the parallel of South Bend of Lake Michigan. It will be seen at a glance, that the unbroken line of communication with the Atlantic seaboard, and the only winter route for northern Indiana, northern Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, will be by the Michigan Southern Railway, and south shore of Lake Erie.

Map of the northwestern states. Shewing [sic] what proportion lies nor...

Outline map of the north-central United States showing the canals and the railroad network and naming the Michigan Central and the Michigan Southern Railway. John B. Jervis was chief engineer on the Mohawk & Hu... More

Fairy glen
St. Paul
Minnehaha
Charm Bag
Waterfall
Minnehaha
Minnehaha
Lake Como