Benjamin Upton (American, 1818-1910). Cabinet card photograph depicting the first frame house in St. Anthony, Minnesota. Titled "First Frame House in St. Anthony, Erected by R.P. Russell, 1847, of the first lumber sawed in St. Anthony." Inscribed "Main Street, 1857" and "Opposite western end of Nicollet Island. Facing River." Numbered "8" in pen along the upper right corner of the mat. Stamped along the verso "Published by E. A. Bromley, Minneapolis, from the original Upton negatives." and "Hill Reference Library St. Paul" along with a library catalog number in pencil.
Provenance: Collection of the James J. Hill Reference Library.
Certain individuals are prohibited by law to purchase items in this auction. Descendants of James J. Hill within three generations (Great Grandchildren and closer) are not allowed to purchase items. Additionally, board members of the foundation and their families (spouses, children, spouses of children, grandchildren) are also prohibited from purchasing items.Unframed; Height: 6 in x width: 8 1/4 in. Matted; Height: 10 in x width: 12 in.
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