Benjamin Upton (American, 1818-1910). Oval cabinet card photograph depicting a dog sled team in St. Paul, Minnesota in the winter of 1859. Titled "St. Paul, Winter 1859. Dog Train, House of Hope Church, Summit Avenue" and additionally inscribed "Winter Mail from Pembina from Selkirk Settlement, Red River Country of the North." Two locations are inscribed below the photo, Walnut Street and House of Hope. Numbered "44" 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. There is a large tear to the lower left corner of the mat.
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 1/4 in x width: 8 1/2 in. Matted; Height: 10 in x width: 12 in.
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