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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.

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

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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

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White lace summer dress by Madame Rose H. Boyd, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American 1900-1909 | Minnesota Historical Society

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A photo of an African American Civil War soldier from the Minnesota Historical Society. Found it doing some research for The Daily Circuit.

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