Archive for April, 2011
Pince-nez eyeglasses worn by Minnesota Governor John A. Johnson. Pince-nez are eyeglasses clipped to the bridge of the nose. The lenses of these spectacles are joined at the center by a “C” shaped bridge. The spectacles are accompanied by a hinged sterling silver case lined with purple velvet. The case is engraved with a floral motif and the words “GOVERNOR / JOHN A. JOHNSON” on the front. John A. Johnson was the first Minnesota-born governor of the state and the first to die in office.
This certificate, dated April 29, 1861, indicates that George Boyd achieved the rank of Sergeant in Company C of the First Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers.
See the whole: 1861-04-29
From the George Boyd and Family Papers, Minnesota Historical Society.
Fashion trends have a tendency to come and go. A prime example is this “Daisy Duke” ensemble, retailed at the M.R. Hip Hop Shop in Minneapolis in 1994. Patterned after the cut-off denim shorts made famous by actress Catherine Bach on the early 1980s television hit The Dukes of Hazzard, the look made a brief resurgence in the mid-1990s, primarily due to the massive success of the hit single “Dazzey Duks” by hip hop artist Duice in 1993.
‘Wheat Harvest’ by Max Arthur Cohn
Screenprint on paper
Gift of the Crump Family in Memory of Bob and Pat Kennedy Crump.
Max Cohn spent most of his career in New York City, having studied at the Art Students League in New York during the 1920s. Although it is indicative of subject matter and style from the 1930s (during the 1950s and onward he shifted towards abstraction), “Wheat Harvest” was most likely produced during the 1990s, as he returned to and re-worked early subject matter. The print is signed “MAX ARTHUR COHN” at lower right on image.