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Unloading the Mail

Friday, April 15th, 2016

A photograph of men unpacking the mail from the front cargo compartment of a Hanford Airlines (Iowa) airplane on April 15, 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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Bundt Pan Box

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A cardboard container for the Nordic Ware Bundt Brand jumbo fluted tube pan made of formed aluminum. Made in the 1950s.

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

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House in Stillwater

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

An oil on canvas painting by Jo Lutz Rollins titled “House in Stillwater”. Made in 1930.

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

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Hidatsa Bag

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

A beaded and quilled leather bag. Made by the Hidatsa in the 1890s.

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

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“Ladies” Spittoon

Monday, April 11th, 2016

A pink ceramic “lady’s” spittoon with white and gold trim. Made by Knowles, Taylor & Knowles of East Liverpool, Ohio, and purchased for 25 cents at an estate sale at the home of Governor Floyd B.Olson.

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

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Ted Williams

Friday, April 8th, 2016

A photograph of the Minneapolis Miller’s baseball team players (Ted Williams is the second player from the left) hanging out in the clubhouse before a May 19, 1938 game.

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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DQ Sign

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

A promotional sign advertising the Dairy Queen Fruit Salad sundae. Created by National Dairy Queen Development Company in1955.

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

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Yellowstone Calendar

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

A calendar created to promote the Northern Pacific Railway and its route through Yellowstone National Park. Represents the month of January, 1928.

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

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Witch Tree Pin

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

A pin from “Friends of the Witch Tree.” The Witch Tree is sacred to the Ojibwe people of the Grand Portage, Minnesota, area. Pin dated to 1990.

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

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Army Helmet

Monday, April 4th, 2016

A M1 helmet liner made of plastic and painted olive on the exterior has “PALM” hand-lettered below an affixed viking-horn helmet decal of the 47th Infantry Division. The sides of the helmet each have a painted staff sergeant rank insignias. Inside has a cotton webbing suspension with leather sweatband and metal clasps. Worn by Rollyn Palm of Stillwater, Minnesota, who was killed in action serving in the Korean War. Circa 1950-1953.

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

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