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Dog Days of Summer

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Check out our new post on the Huffington Post, using the idea of the dog days of summer as an excuse to show cute dog photographs from the Collection!

Enjoy!

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Feather Hat

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An oversized hat with high crown and inner frame, circa 1905. Hat is draped in black velvet with a band of black and deep red corded silk draped on lower half. The brocade ribbon forms a band at lower crown. Front of hat is trimmed with a circlet of pheasant feathers with very deep red dyed quills extending above hat. Black silk lining.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this hat in our collections database.

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Boeckmann’s Sword

Monday, August 17th, 2015

A sword and scabbard presented to Dr. Eduard Boeckmann by the staff of Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul. Model 1860 Staff and Field Officer’s sword with rayskin grip and gold bullion sword knot. Gold washed blade etched with “Major Edward Boeckmann from Bethesda Hospital and Staff 1898″. “CHAS F. PUSCH, ST. PAUL, MINN” etched in ricasso.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this sword in our collections database.

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Crane Collapse

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A view of a crane collapse at the old Lambert Landing in downtown St. Paul on August 7, 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.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Nicollet’s Barometer

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

A field barometer used by Joseph Nicollet, a French scientist and geographer, while surveying the Upper Mississippi River Valley, circa 1837. It is comprised of a glass mercury tube, thermometer, graduated scales in stained boxwood and brass housing, and a leather case with a shoulder carrying strap.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this barometer in our collections database.

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People’s Pantry Sign

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A People’s Pantry price sign. Consists of wood sign painted white with red and blue hand-painted text. Reads “PEOPLES / PANTRY / PRICES / PER / POUND” at top. Granola was $0.40 a pound and black eyed peas were $0.16 a pound. The People’s Pantry was opened in 1970 on the West Bank and would later become North Country Co-op which closed in 2006.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this sign in our collections database.

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Marvel Foods Lighter

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A Wind Master cigarette lighter (.D) manufactured for Marvel Foods, Inc. Brushed metal lighter with hinged lid is engraved with Chinese characters and “MARVEL FOODS INC./MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.” in red ink. Lighter and instruction booklet (.E) is housed in two-piece cardboard packaging (.A-C) labeled “The/WIND MASTER/lighter”.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this lighter in our collections database.

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MPL Art Gallery

Monday, August 10th, 2015

A view of the art gallery in the Minneapolis Public Library at 10th and Hennepin in 1908.

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Race Winner

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The winner of an auto race receiving his trophy from a masked woman, May 20, 1951.

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.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Tonka Truck and Bike

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

A toy ‘hot’ pickup truck of bright blue steel with ‘Tonka’ decal on doors & bed walls, built-in roll bar & CB antenna, orange & black plastic motorcycle anchored in bed, 4 black tires with ‘XR 101′ in raised letters on sidewalls, also includes tire jack, model number 2953, by Tonka Toys, Mound, MN, 1978.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this toy in our collections database.

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