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View of Fort Snelling

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

A carte-de-visite photograph showing Fort Snelling and the Minnesota River valley in 1865.

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Milk Carton Kayak

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

A kayak constructed of waxed paper milk cartons over wooden frame with masonite supports. Brands of milk cartons used include Land-O-Lakes, Target, Polka-Dot Dairy, Inc., Dairy Fresh Brand, Purity-Ohleen, Franklin and Farmdale. Large advertisement stickers adhered to top of kayak are for sponsors including radio stations KDWB 63, and WDGY and Dairy Queen. The paddle wheel attachment is constructed of masonite with wood beam supports. Paddle hand crank made of white PVC pipe connected to wood supports with a small metal bracket connected to wood. Used in the 1971 Minneapolis Aquatennial.

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

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Dakota Beaded Bag

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

A Dakota bag decorated with geometric beadwork. Given to Frances Densmore from Chief Red Fox of the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota in the 1910s.

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

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Big Fish

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

A St. Paul woman trying to figure out how to cook an enormous fish, June 2, 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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Dutchman’s Breeches

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

A watercolor on paper botanical illustration showing the early woodland wildflower Dutchman’s Breeches. Made by Minnesota artist Lloyd Quackenbush for the WPA Art Project in 1941.

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

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MSP Map

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

A hand-drawn color map of Minneapolis and St. Paul listing the “101 neighborhoods of Minneapolis and the 127 neighborhoods of St. Paul”. Drawn by Rosalind Lyons and published by Big Stick in 2003.

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

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Platter by Richard Bresnahan

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 May 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An unglazed ceramic platter made by Minnesota artist Richard Bresnahan in the late 1980s.

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Sleeping Rabbit

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 May 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A tintype photograph of Sleeping Rabbit and his family made in 1880.

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Scoreboard

Posted byJason Onerheim on 15 May 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

On this day, May 15 in 1896, the Saint Paul Saints baseball team played their first home game at Aurora Park. This photograph shows the Saints scoreboard operator at work during a May 18, 1950 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.

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Baseball Trophy

Posted byJason Onerheim on 14 May 2015 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A silver trophy baseball with a tripod baseball bat stand. The ball is engraved: “Northwestern Exhibition & Fair / Winona Minn. / Champion Ball / Won by the Clippers of Winona in a match game with the Silver Stars of Northfield / Sep 10, 1875″.

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

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