Can you guess what is shown in this photograph? . . . Give up? This is a view of the former Wartburg Chapel in Bockman Hall as it appeared in the 1920s. It is one of more than 40 of Luther Seminary's archival photographs of its predecessor institutions that over more than a century combined to form present day Luther Seminary. These images are now part of minnesota reflections, a state-wide repository of photographs, cartoons, diaries, letters, maps and more reflecting the cultural heritage of the state.
Do you want to get an idea of what the buildings on the campus of Red Wing Seminary of the Hauge Synod looked like? Or perhaps which young men were members of the Luther Theological Seminary Glee Club in the first decade of the previous century? Both these, and many other interesting glimpses into Luther Seminary's history, are available in this fascinating collection of material from Minnesota's past.
Minnesota Reflections is part of the Minnesota Digital Library, a joint project of museum, library, and historical preservation organizations in the state. During the spring and summer of 2008 the Archives of Luther Seminary worked diligently to identify and contribute these photographs of Minnesota's Norwegian-American Lutheran heritage to this worthy project.