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Status Board

Friday, December 18th, 2015

A photograph showing the status board inside the Naval Air Base at Wold-Chamberlain Field on March 28, 1956.

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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B-24 Bomber

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

A photograph of women working on a B-24 “Liberator” bomber in May, 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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Texan Crash

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

A scene of a AT-6 “Texan” training fighter plane crash somewhere in Minnesota on June 16, 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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St. Paul Shooting Star

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Miss St. Paul christens her namesake Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star on August 17, 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.

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Control Tower

Monday, December 14th, 2015

A view from the tower at Wold-Chamberlain field on May 20, 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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Sleigh Parking

Friday, December 11th, 2015

A man ties up his horse and sleigh on a downtown Minneapolis street on December 24, 1937.

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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Matchbox

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

A brass matchbox holder depicting the applied insignia of Imperial Germany including the inscription “GOTT MIT UNS” (God with us). This military souvenir was collected by a Sergeant with the 45th Engineers while serving in France during World War I.

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Ojibwe Family

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

A photograph showing 5 members of an Ojibwe family in the early 1900s.

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General’s Spurs

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A pair of United States Army spurs worn during the Civil War by General Charles Powell Adams of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Adams was mustered into service on April 30, 1861, and elected Captain of Company H. General Adams was wounded many times during the course of the war; at Bull Run, Antietam, Malvern Hill, and at Gettysburg, where he served as lieutenant colonel and was hit at least three times. Adams re-enlisted in Hatch’s Battalion of Independent Cavalry and was mustered out of service on June 5, 1866, and was given a promotion to brevet brigadier general for meritorious service.

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Apollo 11 Moon Rocks

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Apollo 11 lunar sample display comprised of a wooden podium, acrylic plastic button containing five lunar soil samples and a silk or nylon Minnesota state flag which was transported to the Moon and back by the Apollo 11 crew in 1969.

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