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Tractor Factory

Friday, October 30th, 2015

A view of the Minneapolis-Moline tractor factory on Lake Street in Minneapolis on December 22, 1954.

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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Lineup

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Seven men in a Minneapolis police line-up on February 9, 1938.

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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Dalmatian Riding Along

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

A Dalmatian rides along with the Minneapolis Fire Department on December 1, 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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Paul Giel on the Run

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

All-American tailback Paul Giel running the ball during a University of Minnesota football game against Michigan on October 24, 1953. Minnesota beat Michigan 22-0. Giel was a multi-sport athlete and played 5 seasons of Major League Baseball as a pitcher.

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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Painting up the Stairs

Monday, October 26th, 2015

A painting by Albert Bierstadt titled “The Last Buffalo” is hauled up the stairs of the Walker Art Center to be installed in the Westward the Way show on January 13, 1955.

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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Liberace

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A newspaper photograph of Liberace signing autographs during an October 23, 1953 visit to Minnesota.

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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Stoneware Jug

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

A stoneware jar (A) and lid (B) made by Richard Abnet of Stillwater, MN in the 1970s.

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

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Beer Faucet

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A beer faucet patented, manufactured, and sold by the Cornelius Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The faucet, patented in 1942, was the invention of company founder Richard T. Cornelius. His patent cites the novelty of a simple faucet constructed with screw machine parts that allows for easy dispensing of liquids. It has a chrome-plated spout with black-handled lever for operating the faucet.

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

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St. Louis Collection of American Indian Cultural Material

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


Recently published online is a large donation from an anonymous donor from St. Louis, Missouri. The collection consists of American Indian cultural material from Minnesota and local regions. Encompassing 258 objects, the collection contains bandolier bags, moccasins, pipe bags and various ceremonial objects.

The majority of the collection was amassed by Alfred “Gafe” Peterson of Cass Lake, MN starting circa 1920 until the donor bought the collection from Gafe in 1974. Some objects are dated to the early 19th century. Unfortunately, the collection did not come with much information regarding its items.

However, one of the bandolier bags and a beaded shirt does have documented history. John Smith, Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence, also known as the Oldest Living Ojibwe, is seen in multiple photographs wearing the beaded shirt and bandolier bag: in the portrait seen here he is wearing the shirt pictured below. Smith was thought to have lived into his 130s, with many people in the Cass Lake area familiar with him. We have many photographs of Smith wearing traditional Ojibwe beadwork and having the actual objects are a great addition to the collection.

See more pieces from this wonderful collection in Collections Online.

Rita Walaszek, Collections Assistant

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G.A.R. Flag

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A Civil War era G.A.R. flag. Made of silk with 38 stars, crossed cannons and a G.A.R. medal.

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

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