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Floyd of Rosedale

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

A photograph of a University of Minnesota football player and coach/trainer with the Floyd of Rosedale trophy in November, 1937.

The Floyd of Rosedale trophy was introduced in 1935 as the prize given to the winner of the University of Minnesota Gophers and Iowa Hawkeyes football game. The Gophers won the 1937 game.

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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Northern Ordnance Blotter

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

A Northern Ordnance Incorporated ink blotter showing Grandpop, Brown & Bigelow’s advertising chimpanzee character. On the left the text reads ” ‘Winning a War Is / No ‘Snap’ ‘ / NORTHERN ORDNANCE INCORPORATED / MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA / MONEY BUSINESS IS FOR MONKEYS.” Printed by Brown & Bigelow of St. Paul, MN during WWII.

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

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Grouse

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A watercolor painting of ruffed grouse in the woods at sundown. Made by Roger Preuss circa 1950-60.

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

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St. Anthony Daguerreotype

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A ¼ plate Daguerreotype showing the St. Cloud and Hartford Land Office in St. Anthony, Minnesota. 1857.

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

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Paper Fan

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

A Japanese paper fan with carved wooden sticks, circa 1900.

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

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Diplomatic Visit

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

A photograph of Hubert Humphrey and Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit during a visit to the Twin Cities in 1950. Pandit was an Indian diplomat and politician from the Nehru family, many of whose members served as Prime Minister.

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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Two Horses

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

An untitled oil on canvas painting of two horses in a winter field made by Francis Lee Jaques in 1955. This painting once hung in the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion.

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

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Pudge

Posted byJason Onerheim on 12 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

On this day, November 12 in 1892, Minnesota native Walter “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional football player in the country when he signs with the Allegheny Athletic Association and is paid $500 for helping to win a game against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.

This photograph shows an older Mr. Heffelfinger posing with an old high-wheel bicycle in 1931.

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Wool Hood

Posted byJason Onerheim on 11 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An aviator’s brown wool knit hood. The hood covers the whole head and neck except for the face, and is made in two pieces sewn together along the midline. It was worn in France by First Lieutenant David H. Backus, who served as a pilot with both the French Lafayette Escadrille, and the 49th U.S. Aero Squadron during World War I.

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

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Bandolier Bag

Posted byJason Onerheim on 10 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A White Earth Ojiwbe bandolier bag made in the early 1900s and owned by Darwin S. Hall who was chairman of the Chippewa Indian Commission.

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

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