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Boxing Cats

Posted byJason Onerheim on 31 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of two black cats boxing over a Halloween pumpkin on October 29, 1937. Happy Halloween!

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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Rocking Chair

Posted byJason Onerheim on 30 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A bentwood willow rocking chair painted dark green with an open style flared back and a rolled log seat. Used on the donor’s porch in the early 1900s.

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

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Colt Model 1860 US Army revolver

Posted byJason Onerheim on 29 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Colt Model 1860 United States Army .44 caliber, six-shot revolver. It belonged to John B. Sanborn. The revolver has a round barrel, walnut grips, a wheel-engraved Navy scene on the round cylinder, brass mountings and a blade sight. Manufactured by Colt’s Manufacturing Company in New York.

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

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Whig’s Defeat Pattern Quilt

Posted byJason Onerheim on 28 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A pieced, appliqué and reverse appliqué cotton quilt in Whig’s Defeat pattern. The quilt consists of 12 solid red and yellow blocks with rounded corners set on point with plain blocks between. Quilted with a one inch grid throughout except for a decorative horn of plenty design in the center of each plain block. Ink or pencil guidelines for quilting are still visible on each horn of plenty. Background, binding and backing fabrics are the same green cotton. All fabrics used are plain weave cotton with a glazed finish. Entirely hand stitched. Reportedly made by M J Hover of Allen County, Ohio, circa 1860.

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

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After Summer

Posted byJason Onerheim on 27 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A woodcut print on paper showing a fall farm scene, made by Minnesota artist Charles Beck, circa 1980.

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

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Overturned Car

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A crowd gathers around an overturned car on a Minneapolis street on July 26, 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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Tableware Set

Posted byJason Onerheim on 23 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A tableware set made of black glazed porcelain consisting of a dinner plate, soup or salad bowl, and a cup with saucer. Made by Monica Rudquist of Minneapolis, MN in 1993.

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

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MN Soul

Posted byJason Onerheim on 22 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

“MINNESOTA SOUL” T-shirt designed and produced by Lee Jordan. Sold at the 1990 Juneteenth celebration, Minneapolis, MN.

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

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ID Badge

Posted byJason Onerheim on 21 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A military installation identification badge issued to 1st Lt. Graham E. Elvgren in 1944. Used by Elvgren during B-29 pilot training. Elvgren was from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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

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Gun Case

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A beaded Dakota hide gun case has a geometric pattern at the top with fringe below. The body of the case depicts two antlered animals. The bottom is fringed with metal tinkles interspersed. The case bears a white sticker with “McBrien” written on it. The case was collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the US-Dakota War, circa 1865-6.

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

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