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Vikings Helmet

Posted byJason Onerheim on 29 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Football helmet used by Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause during the mid- to late 1970s. Krause played for the Vikings from 1968 to 1979 and is the NFL all-time interception leader with 81. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

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

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Newspaper Bag

Posted byJason Onerheim on 28 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A rectangular yellow cotton canvas bag with padded shoulder strap and “THE/MINNEAPOLIS/STAR” printed on one side in black and orange. Used by a Minnesota newspaper delivery boy in the 1970s.

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

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Workers

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

An oil on canvas painting made as part of the WPA Art Project showing a group of workers taking a break, made by Dorothea Lau in 1935.

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

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Ike and a Coonskin Cap

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

Presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower greets a bearded fan with a coon-skin cap during a visit to Minnesota in September 1952.

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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Surly Bill

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

A pint glass produced by Surly Brewing Company of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (now located in Minneapolis), following the passage of the “Surly Bill” in 2011. This law allows breweries to apply for a license to distribute their beer for retail sale and sell on the brewery’s premises. The front has an opaque white printed image of the State Capitol building behind a hand holding a Surly pint glass encircled by text that reads “POWER OF THE PINT / With your help, we changed the law”.

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

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Swimming

Posted byJason Onerheim on 22 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A tintype showing Frances Goodman Heilbron and a group of her friends wearing swimming costumes. Made in 1890.

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Sharp Shooter

Posted byJason Onerheim on 21 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Spencer .52 caliber repeating carbine with a walnut stock, iron mountings, and a round barrel with an elevating notched rear sight and a German silver blade front sight. The carbine was used during the Civil War by Captain Mahlon Black of the 2nd Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters. Black’s unit, after serving in the Army of the Potomac, was assigned to duty with the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the first day of the Battle of Fair Oaks. In 1865, after being formally mustered out, Black re-enlisted and was transferred to the 1st Minnesota Battalion.

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

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DQ Ice Cream

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A promotional sign advertising the Dairy Queen Black Magic sundae with Angel Food and Hot Fudge. Created by National Dairy Queen Development Company, 1955.

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

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New Bikes

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Two youngsters win new bikes before a baseball game between the St. Paul Saints and Louisville on May 12, 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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Toy Hardware Store

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A “My Merry Hardware Store” that includes Scott’s grass seed, watering can, shovel, Soilax household cleaner, scrub brush, Windex, sponge, broom, paint roller, ruler and Scotch sandpaper. Copyright 1959 Merry Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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