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October Farm

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A watercolor on paper painting titled “October Farm” by Minnesota artist Adolf Dehn. Made in 1954.

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

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Beer Crate

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A wooden beer crate from Engesser Brewing Company of Saint Peter, Minnesota, circa 1916-1920.

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

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Lumber Scale

Monday, November 14th, 2016

An “Andersen Corporation” pocket lumber scale showing a graduated measuring scale for determining the number of board feet in rough-sawed lumber. From the 1950s.

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

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Gophers Game

Friday, November 11th, 2016

A photograph of play during a November 5, 1949 University of Minnesota football game vs. Iowa. The gophers won 24-7.

For more things football, come to St. Paul and see our new exhibit, Gridiron Glory open now.

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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Arts and Crafts Letter Holder

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

An Arts and Crafts style copper desk-top letter holder. Circa 1910-1930.

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

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Pin Setter at Work

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

A photograph of an agile pin-setter at work at Midway Alleys bowling lanes in 1937.

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

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Election Chalkboard

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

A chalkboard used in Minnesota to monitor election returns during the 1968 presidential election. There are rows on the left for each state and the District of Columbia and columns for “Dick” (Richard Nixon), “HHH” (Hubert Humphrey), and “GW” (George Wallace). Happy Election Day!

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

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Ojibwe Bandolier Bag

Monday, November 7th, 2016

An Ojibwe black velvet and dark blue wool bandolier bag spot-stitched with a rabbit track pattern of multi-color glass seed beads on a white bead background. Probably made in the late 1890s.

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

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Pheasant Hunt

Friday, November 4th, 2016

A photograph of a successful pheasant hunt in the fall of 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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3M Souvenir

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

A Lucite-encased sample of the first commercial Scotch brand magnetic tape produced by 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1947.

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

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