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Upside-down Veggies

Posted byJason Onerheim on 02 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of a Krietzman’s Produce van overturned in the street, spilling fruit and vegetables on May 1, 1937.

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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Olympics Patch

Posted byJason Onerheim on 01 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A United States Olympic Hockey Team patch. Used by Wendell Anderson during his time on the 1956 United States Olympic Hockey Team.

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

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Commemorative Quilt

Posted byJason Onerheim on 30 Nov 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A cotton quilt made to resemble a United States flag with one star on a blue field in the top left corner. Within the red and white stripes are dates and campaigns that document the Civil War service of Joseph W. Britton, a member of the 3rd Minnesota, Company E. A reproduction of his Civil War Corps badge is embroidered on the quilt. The pieced border is set on point and alternates stars and bars, and there is red cotton backing. It features diamond quilting with decorative Union shields on the border. Contained within the border stars are inked names and dates of the Hanse family members as the corps badge was passed down within the family. 1998.

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

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Squares Game

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

“Squares” board game manufactured by W.H. Schaper Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1950-1963.

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

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Shakopee Glass

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

A clear glass tumbler from the Shakopee Brewery in Shakopee, Minnesota, which was managed by Hubert Nyssen, circa 1900.

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

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Mushrooms

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

A photograph of a woman learning about edible mushrooms in 1938.

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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Turkey Button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 Nov 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Turkey Day button from Worthington, Minnesota. The front reads “KING TURKEY DAY / OCT. 1 1947 / WORTHINGTON MINNESOTA / 2229″ with image of a crowned strutting tom. Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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Toaster

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

A two-slice, manual-turn, electric toaster. The rectangular, open-sided appliance has a horizontal top and base and a movable, vertical, metal bread holder on each side, with exposed heating elements in the center which extend from side to side and top to base. Each openwork bread holder can be pulled outward by a small black knob and flipped to toast the other side. Circa 1925.

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

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Plains Pipe Bag

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

A Plains, possibly Lakota or Dakota, tobacco pouch with bead and quillwork. The pouch reportedly was a gift from the Lakota chief Sitting Bull to Indian agent Major J. M. Stone, but may also have been used by Yankton Dakota in the vicinity of Yankton, South Dakota, where the pouch was ultimately collected. Made in the late 19th century.

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

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Faribault Postcard

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

A postcard from the 1940s that says “Greetings from Faribault Minnesota. The Peony Capital of the World.” Faribault was home to the Brand Peony Farm which once grew over 1000 varieties of peonies.

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

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