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X-Ray

Posted byJason Onerheim on 27 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of four women watching a body builder flex in front of an x-ray machine on May 27, 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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Sunflowers

Posted byJason Onerheim on 26 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A tiny (5 inches x 3 inches) watercolor painting of sunflowers, made by Mac Le Sueur in 1986.

For more information, view this painting in our collections database.

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Ford Plant Tile

Posted byJason Onerheim on 25 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A terracotta edge roof tile taken from the Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant. The plant, which built the Ford Ranger, Ford Model T, Galaxie, and LTD, closed in 2011 and has been demolished.

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

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Bean Feed Ticket

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A ticket to the October 24, 1970 DFL Bean Feed in support of Hubert H. Humphrey and Wendell Anderson.

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

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Hamm’s Hat

Posted byJason Onerheim on 23 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A Hamm’s beer cap of green cotton twill used in the 1940s.

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

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Willie Mays

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of Minneapolis Miller player Willie Mays sliding into third base during a May 7, 1951 game against Louisville.

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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25th Division Insignia

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A United States Army 25th Division shoulder patch insignia, circa 1950. The device consists of a red taro leaf bordered in gold, against which is set a gold lightning bolt. The division is based in Hawaii.

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

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Twined Bag

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A twined woven bag with multi-colored stripes of red, yellow, blue and black, and lined with batik cotton. It features a warp of torn fabric strips and bast fiber that create a fringe, an interior pocket and woven straps. Made by Somali elder weaver, Holden in 2007.

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

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Fishing Party Patch

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A patch from the 1976 Governor’s Fishing Party. The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a Minnesota tradition since 1948, and in 1976 Governor Wendell Anderson visited Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake.

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

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Bandolier Bag

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 May 2016 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An Ojibwe bandolier bag is decorated with beadwork in a hexagonal pattern over the bag and strap. The hexagonal pattern stops at the pocket of the bag and is then decorated with a beaded floral design. Probably made 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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