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Ration Stamps

Friday, March 18th, 2016



A photograph of a woman buying meat at the butcher counter using ration stamps on March 29, 1943.

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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Saint Patrick’s Day Ceili Irish Dance Poster

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

A poster, probably from the 1970s or 80s, advertising a St. Patrick’s Day dance and concert at the Folk Dance Emporium.

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

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Bracelet

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

A beaded bracelet designed and made by Minnesota sculptor Judy Onofrio in 2004.

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

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Varsity Letter

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

A varsity letter awarded to Wendell R. Anderson while attending Johnson High School in St. Paul from 1947-50.

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

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Civil War Drum

Monday, March 14th, 2016

A 1st Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum. The painted wooden drum was made by W. R. Thompkins in Yonkers, New York. This drum was presented to musician Peter Hoffman in Alexandria, Virginia on July 15, 1861 by Henry Mower Rice and the Regiment’s commanding officer, Colonel Gorman. Peter Hoffman was mustered into the 1st Minnesota Regiment on May 31, 1861, as a musician first class. Hoffman served at the First Battle of Bull Run, Edwards Ferry, Fair Oaks, and the Seven Days Battles. The regiment’s band was dismissed on August 31, 1861, but Hoffman stayed on, serving with the regiment until he was discharged at Harrison’s Landing, Virginia, on August 8, 1862.

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Landing Gear Problem

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The Wold-Chamberlain Airfield crew working on a Northwest airplane that lost its front landing gear on August 2, 1950.

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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State Parks Matchbook

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

A Minnesota State Parks promotional matchbook made by the Universal Match Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1961.

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

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John Greenman

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

An oil on canvas painting titled John Greenman Reclining. Made by Minnesota artist Frances Cranmer Greenman in 1917.

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Fire Department Jacket

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

A jacket used by an Inver Grove Heights Fire Department volunteer in the late 1960s.

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Convention Confetti

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A collection of confetti from 2008 Republican National Convention, held at the Xcel Energy Center, which was dropped after John McCain gave his presidential nomination acceptance speech on 09/04/2008.

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