Minnesota State Capitol Images

For immediate release

Release dated: 
December 8, 2016
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Minnesota State Capitol Images

These images may be used for editorial purposes in magazines, newspapers, newsletters and online to illustrate the Minnesota State Capitol historic site.

Capitol exterior 

Minnesota Historical Society

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“Battle of Nashville” by Howard Pyle c. 1906, before restoration. The 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Minnesota Regiments fought in the December 1864 battle. The painting has been located in the Governor’s Reception Room in the Minnesota State Capitol.

Minnesota Historical Society

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“Battle of Nashville” after restoration work from conservators, who cleaned, in-painted and varnished the painting, along with 57 others from the Capitol. See the rest of the Civil War art from the Governor's Reception Room. 

Minnesota Historical Society

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A figure in the mural “The Relation of the Individual to the State,” by John La Farge c. 1905, before restoration work. The mural is located on the west wall of the Supreme Court Chamber.

Parma Conservation, November 2015

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A figure in the mural “The Relation of the Individual to the State” after restoration work. Conservation work included removing discolored varnish and glue, in-painting and plaster repair.  

Parma Conservation, January 2016

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The fully restored mural of “The Relation of the Individual to the State,” one of four murals in the Supreme Court Chamber.

Parma Conservation, February 2016

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A marble festoon on the Capitol’s exterior after years of deterioration.

Minnesota Department of Administration, July 2015

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A newly carved, historically accurate festoon replacing deterioration. The new white Georgia marble was quarried from the same area as the original marble used in the 1905 building.

Minnesota Department of Administration, July 2015

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The Quadriga returning to the Capitol roof after it was removed to allow for roof repairs. During its removal, conservators regilded the statue and performed other repairs.

 

Minnesota Historical Society

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The Minnesota State Capitol exterior, c. 1913.

Minnesota Historical Society

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Capitol architect Cass Gilbert standing before the building’s partially completed dome, May 1901.

Minnesota Historical Society

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Construction on the Minnesota State Capitol, c. 1901.

Minnesota Historical Society

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A conservator adding detail work on an oak leaf swag in a main corridor of the East Wing.

Minnesota Department of Administration, July 2016

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A master carver measuring dimensions to carve a festoon on the Capitol’s exterior.

Minnesota Department of Administration, July 2015

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New Capitol logo, horizonal

New Capitol logo, horizonal

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New Capitol logo, vertical

New Capitol logo, vertical

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The second floor of the Capitol from Cass Gilbert's architectural plans 

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The Capitol dome from Cass Gilbert's architectural plans 

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