Benjamin Upton (American, 1818-1910). Cabinet card photograph depicting the Old Government Flour Mill in 1857 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Titled "Old Government Flour Mill, Erected in 1822 where Northwestern Flour Mill now stands, Minneapolis, Minn., Photographed in 1857." Labeled in ink below the photograph indicating Spirit Island, Lower Bridge, 1856-7, Cheever's Tower, O.G. Flour Mill, 1823, and O.G. Saw Mill, Erected 1820-21. Additionally labeled in ink below the formal title "Looking down the river." Numbered "19" in ink 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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