This series of photos have been shared to illustrate progress in attitudes and media coverage.
Please note that captions were changed occasionally to use more up-to-date terminology. The Council thanks Jo Erbes for her diligent work in finding the images contained in this Photo Album; Stephanie Boucher for organizing the Photo Album and making the wording come alive; and Brian Anderson for creating the online website feature.
The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) has graciously granted us (the Council) permission to display its images online for this project. The MHS retains all rights to images duplicated from the MHS collections. When known, the Council will provide photo credit to the creator of the original work or the current copyright owner. Photographs may have been cropped to suit design and layout.
(February 4, 2019, July 19, 2019, updated January 15, 2020)
Photo Album: 1900s
Gillette State Hospital for Crippled Children
Gillette Hospital was established as the State Hospital for Indigent, Crippled, and Deformed Children, due to the efforts of its founder, Dr. Arthur Gillette, to entrust the state with the care of children with orthopedic disorders whose parents could not afford treatment. For more information, see the Minnesota Historical Society article on the Gillette State Hospital for Crippled Children.
All of these photographs were taken in 1905 at the Gillette State Hospital in St. Paul.