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While we're on the topic of Minnesota author and illustrator Wanda Gag (see previous post), it appears she got quite an education at the St. Paul Art Institute.
This snapshot was taken at the St. Paul Art Institute in 1913-14. That's Wanda Gag, in polka dots, puckering up at right. (Photo courtesy mnhs.org)