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A Man and His Donkey

Posted byJason Onerheim on 20 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of a man and his donkey on the picket line at the KSTP studios on May 19, 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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Photographer and his Equipment

Posted byJason Onerheim on 19 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

This 1860 photograph shows the Minnesota photographer Charles Alfred Zimmerman with photo equipment and holding a stereo lens used to make photographs like the one of the Stone Arch Bridge seen here last week.

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

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Baseball in Blue

Posted byJason Onerheim on 18 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

This cyanotype photograph shows spectators crowding the stands for a baseball game at Nicollet Park. Taken around 1900.

In case you don’t know, this photograph is called a cyanotype where iron salts are used in place of silver, producing the blue color. This process was most often used to make blueprints.

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

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Wing Walkers

Posted byJason Onerheim on 17 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

This photograph shows flight attendants Burnece Sorby and possibly Olga Loken, on the wing of a Northwest Airlines airplane in 1939.

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

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Minneapolis Bars Then and Now

Posted byJason Onerheim on 16 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

Gratuitously stealing the title from one of my favorite Minnesota history books, Twin Cities Then and Now by Larry Millet , Item of the Day presents an occasional series, Minneapolis Bars Then and (sometimes) Now.

This photograph shows John’s Bar at 2500 Marshall Street in 1953. Today, this location is still a bar, Tony Jaros’ River Garden.

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Salt ‘n’ Sand

Posted byJason Onerheim on 13 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A photograph of a City of Minneapolis workman spreading salt and sand on the Hennepin Ave bridge on November 15, 1956.

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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Memorial Quilt

Posted byJason Onerheim on 12 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A memorial quilt made for Margaret Hill, member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, in 2009. The quilt was created by two of her students, Jackie Anderson and Cecelia Olson. The rectangular machine-quilted quilt includes 15 color photo-transferred images showing Hill either teaching or working on basketry and beadwork projects and also illustrating her finished work.

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

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Rolling Pin

Posted byJason Onerheim on 11 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A ribbed rolling pin with paper label, made in Newfolden, Minnesota, and retailed at Ingebretsen’s.

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

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Stone Arch Bridge Construction

Posted byJason Onerheim on 10 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

An 1883 stereoview photograph showing the Stone Arch Bridge under construction in Minneapolis.

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Hauenstein Bottle

Posted byJason Onerheim on 09 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A glass half-gallon beer bottle from John Hauenstein Company of New Ulm, Minnesota, circa 1934-1969. The bottle has a trademark on the silkscreened paper label and the glass factory’s markings on the base.

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

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