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Did they win?

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of Bemidji High School basketball fans going crazy during the 1955 State Basketball Tournament.

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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First Ave. Ticket

Posted byJason Onerheim on 23 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An unused ticket for a 1991 Babes in Toyland concert at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

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Anti-Saloon League Button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 22 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A red circular pin-back button distributed by the Anti-Saloon League, circa 1913.

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

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Evening Dress

Posted byJason Onerheim on 21 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A “Delphos” evening dress created by Mariano Fortuny of New York, New York, circa 1930s and worn by Markell Conley Brooks of Saint Paul, Minnesota. It consists of the original box with lid, a rose-colored china silk evening gown with Fortuny pleats and Venetian glass beads, and an orange/rose sash with stenciled design.

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

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Navajo Blanket

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Navajo “Sunday” saddle blanket collected by Albert Gillette and donated to the Faribault House in Mendota, Minnesota, circa 1956.

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

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Saint Patrick’s Day Button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A green circular pin-back button from the 1969 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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

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Can My Monkey Join Too?

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of a Minneapolis truck driver and his pet monkey hearing about the Seabees from a sailor during WWII.

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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Ken Davis’ Cigar Cutter

Posted byJason Onerheim on 15 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A desktop cigar cutter sold by Nat Sherman and used by Ken Davis, CEO/Founder of Ken Davis Products, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN in the 1980s. Do you remember his barbeque sauces?

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

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Lunkenheimer Photo

Posted byJason Onerheim on 14 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A carte-de-visite photograph of John Lunkenheimer of St. Paul. He was a State legislator from 1876-1877 and President of the St. Paul Fire Department for five years in the 1870s.

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

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3M tapes

Posted byJason Onerheim on 13 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A small two-sided card providing the specifications and properties of a variety of tapes manufactured by 3M. Probably made in the 1970s.

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

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