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Minnesota State Photograph

Grace

Minnesota State Photograph: Grace

Adopted in 2002.

The photograph "Grace," depicting an elderly man bowing his head and giving thanks, taken in Bovey, Minnesota, in 1918, by Eric Enstrom, was adopted as the official state photograph in 2002. A copy of the photograph is on display in the secretary of state's office in St. Paul.

The bill to designate "Grace"as the official state photograph was sponsored by Sen. Bob Lessard and Rep. Loren Solberg. Rep. Solberg lived in Bovey, the town where the photograph was taken in 1918 by Swedish Immigrant Eric Enstrom. Governor Jesse Ventura signed the bill into law.

Minnesota State Photograph: Grace

Eric Enstrom took the photograph "Grace," depicting an elderly man bowing his head and giving thanks, in Bovey, Minnesota, in 1918. A copy of the photograph is on display in the secretary of state's office in Saint Paul.

Minnesota Law

The law designating the photograph "Grace"  as the official Minnesota state photograph is found in the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 1, Section 1.1498

MINNESOTA STATE PHOTO: "Grace"; adopted 2002.
The photograph "Grace" depicts an elderly man bowing his head and giving thanks. It was taken in Bovey, Minnesota, in 1918, by Eric Enstrom, and is on display in the Minnesota Secretary of State's office.

Statutory citation: Minn. Stat.1.1498
History:
2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Sec. 1 (SF1072)

1.1498 State photograph.
Subdivision 1. Designation. The world-renowned photograph "Grace," depicting an elderly man bowing his head and giving thanks, taken in Bovey, Minnesota, in 1918, by Eric Enstrom, is designated as the state photograph.
Subd. 2. Placement. A copy of the photograph "Grace" must be displayed in the office of the secretary of state.
HIST: 2002 c 255 s 1
Copyright 2002 by the Office of Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota.

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