Art Mason shares this 1900 view of his grandmother, hard at work on the family farm near Chanhassen. Elizabeth Ambroz Lallak is boiling lye soap for her family of 15 children -- 10 boys and five girls. The cauldron is still in the family, an heirloom now held by Lallak's great-grandson, Brad Mason.

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The Star Tribune will publish a photo from Minnesota's past every Sunday on Page B3 during the sesquicentennial year. E-mail photos to or mail them to Peter Koeleman, director of photography, Star Tribune, 425 Portland Av. S., Minneapolis, MN 55488. All photos will be returned. Please include a phone number.