Minnehaha Lithograph, 1858

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Minnehaha Lithograph, 1858

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | October 9, 2018

This hand-colored lithograph comes from Whitefield's Series of Minnesota Scenery, No. 3., done between 1856 - 1859. It shows an autumn landscape with a group of people in the foreground viewing Minnehaha Falls and a small homestead in the background.

See it in Collections Online.