The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Bird's Eye View of St. Peter 1870
Bird's eye view of the city of Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, 1870.
Bird’s eyes were created as a point of town pride in this era, as well as being a promotional piece to attract more businesses. They are useful for town research in addition to being beautiful works of art.
For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this bird's eye in our collections database.