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Shooting Football

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

A photographer shooting the University of Minnesota football team on September 15th, 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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Salt and Pepper

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

A pair of black and white ceramic salt and pepper shakers in the shape of the Hamm’s bear holding a sign for Hamm’s Beer in its front paws from the 1970s.

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

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Morrison Family

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

A double 1/9th plate Daguerreotype photograph of Russell and Fanny Morrison made in the 1860s.

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

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Necklace

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

“Kiwi” fiber necklace with flame worked beads suspended from the edge of the necklace. Macrame necklace of bonded nylon thread with faceted beads woven into the center. Made by Bernadette Mahfood of Winona, Minnesota in 2008.

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

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Cavalry Jacket

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

United States Army cavalry enlisted soldier’s dress uniform worn by Private Oscar V. Challander of the 12th Cavalry, Company H. The gold trimmed jacket is draped with a gold aiguillette, has gilt brass General Service buttons and a standing band collar with gilt brass crossed sabers pins at either side with “12″ and “H” in the angles.

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

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Squirtin’ Gertie the 4th

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

A specially equipped Douglas C-54 Skymaster icing project airplane, named “Squirtin’ Gertie the 4th” in the hanger at the Ice Research Base in Minneapolis on November 18, 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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Iron Ore

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

A gouache painting on paper of a Northern Minnesota iron mine made by Cameron Booth in 1938.

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

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Little Rock

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

On this day, September 10th in 1863 during the Civil War, the Third Minnesota Regiment is involved in the Battle of Bayou Fourche, sometimes called the Battle of Little Rock. This painting made by Stanley Arthurs commemorates this event. While the painting is normally on view in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Minnesota State Capitol, the Capitol is currently undergoing renovations.

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

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Bandolier Bag

Posted byJason Onerheim on 09 Sep 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A large beaded bandolier bag with flower/bird designs and includes the initials “MF” sewn into the top of the strap.

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

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U of M Jersey

Posted byJason Onerheim on 08 Sep 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A maroon and gold University of Minnesota football sweater worn by Egil Boeckmann in 1903. Stitched to the back in gold colored wool felt is “M/ 6 to 6″. Boeckmann scored the touchdown that tied the Minnesota-Michigan game in the first “Little Brown Jug” game; it was worn to celebrations following the game.

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

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