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Gophers Basketball

Posted byJason Onerheim on 27 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Rough play during a December 4, 1949 basketball game between Loyola and the University of Minnesota Gophers.

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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Day Dress

Posted byJason Onerheim on 26 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A striped silk day dress with ikat floral panels, ball fringe trim and mille fleur glass buttons. Completely hand-stitched. Worn by Frances Hanson Ordway, circa 1859-1862.

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

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Security Badge

Posted byJason Onerheim on 25 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A World War II-era ID badge for the United States Naval Air Base in Minneapolis, MN. Circa 1942-45. The former Navy air base now houses the Minnesota Air National Guard at MSP International Airport.

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

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Beaded Wall Hanging

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An Ojibwe loom-beaded wall hanging featuring floral design. This item was purchased in the area of Leech Lake, Minnesota, from members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa who would travel south to gather wild rice. Made in the early 1900s.

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

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“Red Shirt”

Posted byJason Onerheim on 23 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An oil on canvas painting titled “Red Shirt” made by Minnesota artist Elof Wedin in 1954. Wedin was a Swedish-American artist who worked a day-job installing duct work and insulation for boilers and painted at night and on the weekends.

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

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The Emperor Visits a Farm

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie visits the farm of Edwin Doty outside of Rochester on June 9, 1954.

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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Mill Bill

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A double-headed wedge with detachable wooden handle used at the Pillsbury Flour Mill for dressing mill stones.

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

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Air Freshener

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Jesse Ventura air freshener sold to raise money for Ventura for Minnesota, Inc. in 1999.

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

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Munsingwear Bathrobe

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A short Munsingwear bathrobe made of a checkered cotton fabric blend, 1968. Munsingwear was started by George Munsing in 1886.

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

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Save the BWCA button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A “Save the BWCA” button advocating for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act introduced by Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar in 1975. The act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 21, 1978.

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

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