Identifying Past Minnesota Photographers

Hidden in that old trunk is a photo with a name on the frame showing a Minnesota photographer. Now you have to figure out more about the photographer and where the photo may have been taken.  The Minnesota Historical Society has several resources to help you on this search. Click here for that info.

Before using those resources, you might want to check out the online Directory of Minnesota Photographers.  This directory allows searches by the name of the photographer and also the names of galleries and studios. Use your browsers search or find button to search by a place name on the galleries and studios page.

This is an example of a search result when searching by a photographer’s name:

photographer by name


This is an example of a search by studio name. photography studio


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