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
The University of Minnesota just launched its online Ojibwe-English 'talking' dictionary. You can listen to this beautiful language, see photos from Minnesota Historical Society collections and learn more about a nation so vital to the land we now call Voyageurs National Park.