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Visualize the Shot

Friday, December 30th, 2016

A photograph of the 1938 Hamline University basketball team contemplating the basket.

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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The Pierces

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

A quarter plate daguerreotype showing Mr. and Mrs. Marshall B. Pierce, taken in the 1850s.

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

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Seven Seas

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

A clear, ribbed glass, pint-sized Seven Seas dandruff shampoo bottle. The bottle has a paper label on the front describing the product, its properties, uses and ingredients. Seven Seas shampoo was produced by Rayette, Incorporated, a cosmetic supply and equipment company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the 1950s.

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

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Wine Helper

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A promotional item from Target consisting of two concentric paper discs, used for pairing wines with food items sold at Target. The outer disc lists 8 types of wine, the inner disc 8 food items. Inner disc is rotated to pair a food item with a wine, and a rating for that paring is revealed in a small slot on the inner disc. 2002.

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

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Post-It

Monday, December 26th, 2016

A portrait of 3M employee Arthur Fry inspecting his invention, the Post-it note.

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

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Ferret Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

A rectangular paper holiday card from the Domestic European Ferret Fanciers and Breeders Association of Minnesota, located in Saint Paul. It features a color photograph of four ferrets with a Christmas tree, stocking and snowman basket. Printed in 1991. Have a happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day!

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

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Bill on the Ice

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

A photograph of a man, possibly named Bill, out ice-fishing with his home made shelter on January 26, 1948.

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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Beer Mat

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

A red, green and black rubberized fabric placemat advertising Schmidt’s City Club Beer, with an image of the Schmidt Brewery of Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa 1940.

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

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Ceramic Sculpture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016


An incised ceramic sculpture titled “Relationship” made by Dan and Lee Ross of Hovland, Minnesota, circa 2000.

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

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Pillsbury Needle Case

Monday, December 19th, 2016

A souvenir needle case produced by the Pillsbury Company for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Saint Louis, Missouri, 1904.

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

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