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Boy and His Sled

Posted byJason Onerheim on 29 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A 1/6 plate Daguerreotype showing Everett H. Bailey poised with his sled in 1853. Bailey would grow up to be a well known banker in Minnesota.

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

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FDR clock

Posted byJason Onerheim on 28 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

One of the stranger political items in our collection, this metal electric clock features likenesses of George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln standing around a ship’s wheel. 1940s.

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

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Cathedral Forest

Posted byJason Onerheim on 27 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A woodcut on paper by Minnesota artist Charles Beck, showing a twilight-lit forest reflecting onto the surface of a lake. Made in the 1990s.

For more information on this item, view this print in our collections database.

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Andersen Window

Posted byJason Onerheim on 26 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An Andersen Narroline white double-hung wood window (.A) and cardboard shipping box (.B). Box is autographed by Andersen employees who manufactured the window. As of 2013, more than 60 million units of the Narroline had been sold since the window’s introduction in 1962 making it the best selling wood window in the history of the industry.

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

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Vikings Poster

Posted byJason Onerheim on 23 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Minnesota Vikings advertising poster, sponsored by SuperAmerica, 1982.

For more things football, come to St. Paul and see our new exhibit, Gridiron Glory opening tomorrow, September 24!

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

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Bernie Bierman

Posted byJason Onerheim on 22 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of University of Minnesota football coach Bernie Bierman being carried off the field after winning his final home game as the Gophers coach, November 18, 1950.

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

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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Rock and Roll Candy

Posted byJason Onerheim on 21 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A promotional candy bar from Soul Asylum’s “Candy from a Stranger” album release, 1998.

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

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3M Sound Slide

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A 3M sound slide with image slide and sound disc intact. This one has an image of a group of men, possibly 3M staff, clustered around a piece of machinery. A special slide projector would show the slide and play the audio recorded on the dark gray disk simultaneously. They were made by the 3M visual products division Saint Paul, Minnesota in the 1960s.

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

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Skunk Game

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A “Skunk” dice game made by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1950-1960.

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

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Republican Balloons

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of balloons being handed out before a Republican Party rally and parade in St. Paul on November 3rd, 1950. The balloons read “Vote for good government. Vote Republican.”

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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