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“Rebel Fiendishness” and “Ninth Regiment”, The St. Cloud Democrat – June 30, 1864

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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Rayon Day Dress

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Rayon Day Dress

Woman’s dress in a printed rayon with light brown and white swirls with green four-petaled flowers on a brown background. Border print used along sleeve and tie effect at center front. Dress has bias roll collar, full-length dolman sleeve that bags at the elbow, and six gore skirt with stitched down pleats at side front and back seamlines. Label: “A Registered/ORIGINAL DESIGN/with/FASHION ORIGINATORS GUILD”. This American designed dress was registered with the Fashion Originators Guild. This Guild was active between 1932-1941 in an attempt to control design piracy and promote American design. Dress belonged to Saint Paul, Minnesota school teachers, Maria and Secundilla McVay, circa 1935.

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“A Bad Affair”, “Constitutional Amendment Defeated”, and “Female Soldiers”, The Goodhue Volunteer – June 29, 1864

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

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“The Fugitive Slave Law”, “Third Regiment coming Home”, and “News Items”, The Stillwater Messenger – June 28, 1864

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – June 27

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment who was wounded at Gettysburg. Marvin has been discharged, and is now home at his family’s farm in St. Charles, Illinois where he spends his time helping his family, visiting friends, and occasionally working in a friend’s store. On June 27 he writes, “Remained in the store all day[.] Work is rather light[.] Weather pleasant[.]” Marvin had returned to the hospital in Chicago to complete his discharge on June 15, and wrote “After [sm…g] a goodeal of Red tape & deceving the Guard I got my pay infull of WS G for Miletary Servace[.] Bought a suit of cloths[.] Bid good by to Miletary tyrony[.] I hope for ever comrads look Sorry at this fate[.]”


See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-06-27_Marvin_combined

Citation:  June 15 – June 30, 1864 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary, January 1- December 31, 1864. Volume 3. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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Clowning Around

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Clowning Around

A couple clowns trying to throw a woman into the water on a hot July 27, 1952.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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“The Sturgis Affair: Loss of the Ninth Minnesota” and “Grant Occupies a Rebel Position”, The Saint Paul Press – June 26, 1864

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Red Wing vase

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Red Wing vase

Red Wing Potteries #955 ceramic vase with luster cream ivory interior. Circa 1939-67.

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Diary entry by James N. Woodbury, 9th Regiment, Co C., who has been taken captive by rebels and is being held at Andersonville Prison, Georgia– June 25, 1864

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Arrived at the Prison[,] a dismal looking place[.] gav into Prison as rather inside the stockade[.] about 3 […] rashions  rather small[.] sleep on the ground[.]


Citation:  June 25, 1864 James Woodbury Diary, May – October 1864. Diary and miscellaneous letters and papers, 1862-1908. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1091]

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Loons

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Loons

The James J. Audubon print of the Great Northern Diver/Loon from the “Double Elephant Folio” edition of Birds of America, circa 1836.

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