African Americans in Minnesota
Creation Date
1881 – 1910


198.120 cm. W x 223.520 cm. L Item (Overall)

White cotton bedspread 80 x 82 inches, 5/12 inch hem at either end, selvage at the sides. A large circular design of flower and heart-like figures is in the center, another band of design joins this, the outer band is overall diamond design with four smaller diamonds within the larger one. This spread was a wedding gift to Mr. Erick Barsness and Miss Bertha Swenson November 21, 1881.
Book: "African Americans in Minnesota." from the People of Minnesota Collection by David Vassar Taylor, foreword by Bill Holm. Copyright 2002 by the Minnesota Historical Society 102 pages Cover has a photo three you African American boys.

Related People and Organizations
Barsness, Minnie
Barsness, Bertha
Swenson, Bertha
Barsness, Erick Nels

Contact the Pope County Historical Society for more information