Phyllis Wheatley Nursery School Party Circa 1956. MHS photo.
Minneapolis North High School Class of 1966
Minneapolis Northside parade August, 1965
Patrick Henry High School marching band in NE Minneapolis. I was one of the Front Five "flag twirlers". Fun times!
In October 1966, at the Minneapolis School of Art, with the assistance of 147 students, Christo and Jeanne-Claude completed the 42,390 Cubic Feet Package. FOR MORE (Click Here)
Tally Ho 1950's
Loring Park Gardens, Minneapolis Minnesota, 1950's
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Commission Row, 1904 6th ST and 2nd AVE North
Newsboys Parade, 1900 On Washington AVE South and Nicollet AVE.
1977 Newspaper article
“Newspaper Row”, 1897 On 4th ST bet Nicollet AVE and 1st AVE South.
Corner Nicollet AVE & 5th ST, 1901
1857 Wash. Ave. No. from 2d Ave. South Early Photographs of Minneapolis and Vicinity 1849-1885 From Edward A Bromley’s Collection.
Why Edward A. Bromley Photos
If you’re interested in or collect early Minnesota photographs, especially Minneapolis, St. Anthony and St. Paul, you’ll inevitably run into the Bromley Collection, as I did. The ones here are just a fraction of them. The Minneapolis Public Library and the Minnesota Historical Society have hundreds of Bromley images in their collections.
Edward Augustus Bromley (1848-1925) came to Minnesota from New England in 1867. He was nineteen years old. Around 1878 he began collecting daguerreotypes and photographs of Minnesota. He quickly enlarged his collection by buying the glass-negative collections from pioneer Minnesota photographers Benjamin Franklin Upton (1818-?) and Joel Emmons Whitney (1822-1886). Later he’d buy negatives by A. H. Beal and W. H. Jacoby and many other Minnesota photographers. He quickly collected almost ten thousand negatives.
Bromley was one of America’s earliest photojournalists. He set out to collect a photographic history of St. Anthony and Minneapolis. He also wanted people to know what they were looking at and to provide history with accurate titles for his photographs. He considered himself a journalist and insisted on accuracy. He either witnessed the scene or interviewed an eyewitness. History thanks him.
In order to pay the bills Bromley sold photographic prints from the original negatives to the public. The postcard images here were originally published in 1890 in one of the very first photo books ever published. The postcards here are from a Set of 100 that sold later, ca. 1911. You can read all about this in a wonderful book: Minneapolis Portrait of the Past - A Photographic History of the Early Days in Minneapolis Collected & Compiled by Edward A. Bromley; Voyager Press 1973.