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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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Helicopters

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of two Minneapolis and Star Tribune helicopters taking off from a baseball field in October 1947.

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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HHH Button

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Hubert H. Humphrey campaign button from 1968 that reads “HHH – FILLS THE PRESCRIPTION”.

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

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Crowd at the Flame

Posted byJason Onerheim on 15 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A color photograph of a crowd of people at the Flame Nightclub taken by Charles Chamblis in the late 1970s.

For more on Charles Chamblis and the Minnesota music scene, please visit our exhibition Sights, Sounds and Soul currently on display at the History Center.

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

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CCC Backpack

Posted byJason Onerheim on 14 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Civilian Conservation Corps cotton canvas knapsack with leather straps and CCC patch sewn onto top compartment cover. Used by Fred Fretheim of Company 3707, Two Harbors, MN.

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

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Nixon in MN

Posted byJason Onerheim on 13 Oct 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Vice Presidential candidate Richard Nixon in Minnesota during an October 23, 1952 campaign stop.

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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