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Snowshoe Delivery

Posted byJason Onerheim on 06 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A milkman dons snowshoes to make his deliveries during a snowy March 1951.

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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Ceramic Platter

Posted byJason Onerheim on 05 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A square ceramic wall platter made by Charles Halling and decorated by Nancy Halling of Northfield, Minnesota, in the 1990s.

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

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1st MN Insignia

Posted byJason Onerheim on 04 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A service insignia for a United States Army Officer’s Modal 1858 uniform hat worn by William H. Dike during the Civil War. Dike was elected Captain of Company G of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment and when the regiment was mustered on April 29, 1861, he was appointed to the rank of major. After serving at the First Battle of Bull Run in July, Dike resigned his commission on October 22, 1861, and returned to Faribault, Minnesota.

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

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Kicks Cap

Posted byJason Onerheim on 03 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A white cap with four blue ‘Minnesota Kicks’ logos. Circa 1976-1981.

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

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CCC Ring

Posted byJason Onerheim on 02 Mar 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A sterling silver ring made in a Minnesota CCC camp in 1933.

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

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Hockey Team

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

A photograph of an amateur hockey team sponsored by the Schmidt Brewing Company, taken on March 11, 1940.

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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Trees

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



A color woodcut on paper titled “Trees”, made by Eugene Larkin in 2001.

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

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Wool Coat

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

A men’s Town and Country melton wool coat with brown leather lining and white/grey collar. Manufactured by Guiterman Brothers, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1930s-40s.

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

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Bloomington Letter

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



A blue and gold K-shaped felt and chenille Bloomington Kennedy High School letter, embellished with the word “Bloomington” embroidered diagonally across the K. 1960s.

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

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Drying Meat

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

A stereoview photograph of three Dakota Indians drying meat. Taken in the 1870s.

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