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Cops

Friday, August 19th, 2016

A photograph of two Minneapolis cops on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 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.

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

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Guitar Pick

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

A white plastic Suicide Commandos guitar pick, made for their guitarist Chris Osgood by Ernie Ball in the 1970s.

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

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Zenith Clock

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A maroon plastic electric radio with alarm clock made by the Zenith Radio Corporation in the 1950s.

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

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Perquackey Game

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

A Perquackey word game made by Lakeside Industries, a division of Leisure Dynamics, Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1970-1980. Used by the Thomas Thompson family of Minneapolis.

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

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Remembering Governor Wendell Anderson

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The public memorial service is being held today, August 15, for one of our most beloved governors. Wendell Anderson was elected in 1970 when he was just 37.  While Governor Anderson was a member of the DFL party, he went on to pass one of the most important and impressive pieces of bipartisan legislation, the “Minnesota Miracle,” credited with transforming public schools in the state. He grew up on Saint Paul’s East Side and won a silver medal with the USA hockey team in the 1956 Olympics.

The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to hold his papers as well as several photographs and objects relating to his life and work.

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Army Bayonet

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A United States Army Model 1905 knife bayonet features a single-edge blade with a narrow, unstopped fuller running to the point. It is stamped “US / 40486″ on the front and “SA /1906″ on the back with a grenade insignia. The pommel is of the birds-head type. The cross guard is slotted adjacent to the blade, above and below, and forms circular terminals, the upper being larger and pierced to slip over a gun muzzle. The scales are wood, secured by a machine screw that is bushed on both sides.

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

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Too Many Buttons

Friday, August 12th, 2016

A photograph of a man with one too many 1942 “On to Victory” Minneapolis Aquatennial buttons.

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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Miss Black Minnesota Medal

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

A 1976 Miss Black Minnesota Pageant participant medal. The front features winged female figure holding a crown or wreath and a red white and blue enameled wreath design encircles the medal. The back of the medal is engraved “MISS BLACK / MINNESOTA / PAGEANT / 1976 / PARTICIPANT” and the engraving is encircled by a raised wreath design.

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

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Norwegian Mondale Button

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

A Walter Mondale presidential campaign button with the Norwegian translation of Mondale’s campaign catchphrase, “Where’s the beef?”, 1984.

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

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TPWC Pin

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A Territorial Pioneer Women Club lapel pin that depicts a gopher flanked by ladyslipper flowers. Circa 1900.

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

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