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“Plane Crash”

Friday, October 25th, 2013

“Plane Crash”

Aftermath of a plane that crashed into a Robbinsdale house in 1937.

Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on September 5, 1937.

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“The Minnesota Boys at the Battle of Chackamauga,” and “Latest News, By Telegraph,” Saint Paul Daily Press – October 25, 1863

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Roosevelt High School Homecoming button

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Roosevelt High School Homecoming button

Round button w/ “ROOSEVELT ‘52 HOMECOMING/TEDS VS. VOLTS” with a small leather football decorated with a burgundy and gold satin ribbon hanging off the bottom.

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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin and “A Moscow Campaign,” and “A Chapter on Indian Affairs,” Mankato Weekly Record – October 24, 1863

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment who was wounded at Gettysburg and is convalescing at his family home in St. Charles, Illinois. This week Marvin writes of his activities at home:

October 21:
James & I took the sweed horse & went up to J Ladds stayed 4 Pm[.] had a whole lot of cider that was tip top[.] [Went] to bed & had about one hours good sleep [...] day break my foot pained me very bad all nite[.] Weather pleasant[.]

October 22:
Remained indoors all day[.] Weather pleasant[.]

October 23:
My wound was very badly inflamed to day & was very painfull So I dressed it at noon when it discharged freely & felt very mutch better[.] Weather snow 4 inches deep[.]

October 24:
Weather pleasant[.] Recd Letter from Mrs. Goforth[.]


See Marvin’s diary for the full week: 1863-10-24_Marvin_combined

Citation: October 21-24, 1863 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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“Main Street” Photoplay Edition

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

“Main Street” Photoplay Edition

On this day, October 23 in 1920 Minnesota author Sinclair Lewis published “Main Street”, a satirical novel of small town America. Lewis would go on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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“Late News Items,” and “The First Minnesota: The Fight at Bristow Station, List of Casualties,” Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – October 23, 1863

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Munsingwear Quilt

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Munsingwear Quilt

Hand-stitched bed quilt made from remnants of fabric from the Munsingwear plant. Circa 1931.

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Letter from Charles Goddard to his mother from camp with the 1st Minnesota in Northern Virginia – October 22, 1863

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Camp 1st Minn Vols. Near the Orange & Alexandria R.R. October 22d 1863.
Dear Mother
It was but a few day[s] ago that I wrote to you, but I [wanted] to write what I most intended and [was guilty] I write again. Capt Ball was wounded at Bristow Station and is not expected to live. during the engagement the rebels got on the opposite side of the Rail R. from whare our men wer posted and all that kept them apart was the grade of the road at that place & Capt Ball[,] not [wishing] the Rebels to [hold] that position[,] got up on the rail Road and fired his pistol into them five times and then flung [them…ded] revolver into the huddling crowd he then recd three differ[ent] wounds and one of them his company thinks mortal, I did not see him. I hear nothing from Charles E. Ely. I was very sory to hear that little Emma is ded and little Franky I hope she may recover. give her a kiss for me[.]
Give my respects to cousin Hellen and all the Friends to Mrs Smith Almeda also
Remember me to Mrs. Neff
Love to Brother Orren & yourself
Chas. E. Goddard

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Citation: October 22, 1863, Letter from Charles Goddard to his mother, Correspondence 1863-1929. Smith, Orrin Fruit and Family Papers, 1829-1932. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1434 box 1]

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“Autumn Road”

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Autumn Road”

“Autumn Road” an oil on canvas painting by Ada Wolfe.

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“Union Papers in the South,” “Proclamation [by Abraham Lincoln],” and “Telegraphic News,” Goodhue Volunteer (Red Wing) – October 21, 1863

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs