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“Minnesota Troops”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – February 23. 1865

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Drying Meat

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

A stereoview photograph of three Dakota Indians drying meat. Taken in the 1870s.

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“Our Army Abroad”, “State News” and “Items From Rebel Papers”, The Rochester Republican – February 22, 1865

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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“Charleston!” and “Gen. Butler’s Defense”, The Stillwater Messenger – February 21, 1865

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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Armored Cars

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A view of M8 Greyhound armored cars rolling off the assembly line at the St. Paul Ford plant on November 14, 1944.

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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“Wilmington Closely Besieged”, “From New Orleans” and “From Rebel Papers”, The Saint Paul Press – February 19, 1865

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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Green Giant Doll

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

A preprinted cloth “Green Giant” doll. Circa 1963-1967.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – February 18, 1865

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Clear, mild, warm. Relieved, & made report Preparing for inspection by Lt. Col. Chadwick, 92nd U.S.C.D., I.G. which took place at 2 p.m. He found the Reg. in good condition, and I think will make a favorable report. He also visited Co. Qrs., Books, &c. &c. 2 Officers & 100 men called for to unload boat at […].

Citation: February 18, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Kennedy Bros. Shotgun

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A double-barrel side-by-side 10 gauge cartridge shotgun with two sets of barrels. The shotgun has a checkered walnut pistol grip stock with horn caps on the butt and grip. It also has Damascus barrels, external hammers, double triggers, and foliate and pheasant engravings on the metal mountings. The barrels were made by Thomas Kilby in Birmingham, England to be assembled and retailed by M.F. Kennedy and Brothers in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Wild Patch

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A Minnesota Wild “Team of 18,000″ patch. Red and white cloth patch reads “TEAM OF 18,000″ and features silhouettes of ten different Minnesota Wild fans. Patch was given away as a premium at the last home game of the Wild’s 2007-2008 season.

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