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Wellstone Sign

Posted byJason Onerheim on 25 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A campaign sign for Democratic candidate Paul Wellstone, who ran for United States Senate against Republican candidate Norman Coleman, 2002.

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

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Riot

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

A photograph of staff cleaning up the Stillwater Prison after an April 11, 1953 riot involving hundreds of inmates smashing windows and throwing books.

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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Tonka Tractor

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

A bright green steel toy farm tractor with black plastic details & black plastic tires hauling matching rectangular steel farm trailer with ‘Tonka’ decal, in original package with ‘Tonka Farm Tractor & Wagon/…’, model number 2710, by Tonka Toys, Spring Park, MN, 1985.

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

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Flight

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

A small bronze sculpture titled “Flight”, made by Minnesota artist Paul Granlund in 1980.

For more information about this item, view this sculpture in our collections database.

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Separator Blueprint

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

A blueline print of an Emerson cylinder separator manufactured by Twin City Separator Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1927.

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

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McKinley-Roosevelt Hat

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A brown felt fedora given to Minneapolis Journal editor Herschel V. Jones by Vice Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt in 1900 during Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west. The hat’s leather sweatband is stamped with “MCKINLEY” and “ROOSEVELT” encircled by laurel wreaths joined by a central banner reading “THE / NATION’S / CHOICE”. “THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL” and Roosevelt’s signature have been written on the crown of the hat in ink, while “ROOSEVELT TRIP 1900″ and a long list of tour stop locations have been written on the top of the hat’s brim. The underside of the brim was signed by other members of the tour press corps.

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

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Eisenhower in Town

Posted byJason Onerheim on 15 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of President Eisenhower arriving in Minnesota for the 1953 Jaycees Convention.

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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Ojibwe Beaded Mittens

Posted byJason Onerheim on 14 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A pair of Ojibwe leather mittens decorated with fringe and floral beadwork. Dated circa 1900-1950.

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

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People’s Press Bumper Sticker

Posted byJason Onerheim on 13 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day



A rectangular bumper sticker produced by North Star People’s Press of Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the Co-op Wars, circa 1975. See this Wikipedia page for more information about the Co-Op wars.

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

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Lutefisk Bib

Posted byJason Onerheim on 12 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A paper bib with Norwegian text that translates to “Lutefisk lovers love tonight”. Probably from the 1990s.

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

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