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Music Award

Monday, October 19th, 2015

A Minnesota Black Music Award trophy presented to Prince (at that time, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince), in 1997. It made from a sheet of clear acrylic with text and design etched on back, set in wooden base.

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Streetcars

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A view of a rail yard full of TCRT streetcars after they were retired in 1953. Some would be scrapped and some were sold to Mexico City, Newark and Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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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Lucy Doll

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

A vinyl Lucy “The World’s No. 1 Fuss Budget” doll from the comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Minneapolis cartoonist Charles Schulz. Manufactured by Hungerford Plastics, circa 1958, and sold by United Feature Syndicate, which held the licensing rights to the comic strip from October 2, 1950 until February 26, 2011.

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Chinese Restaurant Sign

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

An ornate sign with three black Chinese characters in relief surrounded by carved gilded designs of birds, flowers, etc. on a gilded ground. The characters translate as “YUEN FAUNG LO” or “The Cafe of Many Different Vistas”. The sign was carved in Canton, China, and hung in John’s Place, one of the first Chinese restaurants in Minneapolis. Circa 1914.

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Musicians

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

A late 1970’s color photograph made by Minneapolis photographer Charles Chamblis showing local musicians George Neal – Far Left. Maurice McKinnies – Front (Blue). Wilbur Cole – Center (Hat) – 3rd left. Thedro Soluki, 2nd from right.

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Soul Asylum Guitar

Monday, October 12th, 2015

A Gibson Les Paul gold-top six-string electric guitar (.A) with black nylon strap (.B), housed in a steel-reinforced transport case (.C). Guitar was purchased by Dan Murphy at Benedict’s Music Store on Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis circa 1985 and was used in recording and performances until 2012 when Murphy left Soul Asylum.

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Fiberglass Boat

Friday, October 9th, 2015


A view inside the Nor-Craft fiberglass boat factory on January 21, 1955. A year later in February 1956, the factory burned to the ground.

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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Gas Mask

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

A gas mask worn during protests of the 2008 Republican National Convention, held in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center.

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George Northrup

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

An 1858 daguerreotype portrait of George W. Northrup posing with his gold mining equipment. Northrup was famous in Minnesota for his frontiersman exploits.

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Bow Tying Machine

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

An S-10 Magic Bow Tyer machine composed of green metal casing with crank-operated spindles, rotating ribbon reel and feed mechanism for tying gift bows. Original packing box and two sets of instructions included. Manufactured by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M) in the 1950’s.

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