Minnesota Historical Society M-Flame Logo

Home / Collections / Podcast & Blog » Item of the Day

Collections

Collections Up Close

Item of the Day

Archived Posts from this Category

Cooking with Beer

Posted byJason Onerheim on 27 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

On this Thanksgiving Day our thoughts turn to the turkey, and the potatoes, and the cranberries, and the pies, and … well you get the picture. To inspire you on a day devoted to cooking, we present this Gluek’s recipe box from the 1960s containing all sorts of ideas and recipes for how to cook with beer.

One of the more, ahem, ambitious recipes is reproduced below for your baking enjoyment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

Swee-Tone Perfume

Posted byJason Onerheim on 26 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A jug of “Swee-Tone” perfume with the original cardboard shipping box, manufactured by The Nipola Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1930 the Nipola Company was indicted with over thirty other businesses nationwide on charges of conspiring to illegally divert legally obtained alcohol to bootleggers because their products could be distilled for use in bootlegged liquor. This box of perfume was found with a cache of 70 similar boxes behind a false wall in a building on the Ancker Hospital complex at Jefferson and Colborne in St. Paul, Minnesota, shortly before the complex was demolished in 1967.

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

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

Hmong Pillow Cover

Posted byJason Onerheim on 25 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A blue cotton/polyester pillow cover with cotton embroidery in chain and long stitch illustrating Hmong men hunting birds and animals in a tree. Made for sale by Hmong refugees in Ban Vinai, Thailand, July 1986.

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

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

WWI Boots and Spurs

Posted byJason Onerheim on 24 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Item of the Day

A pair of non-regulation United States Army officer’s leather calf-length boots worn by Dr. James Martineau of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. The pull-on type boots are equipped with U.S. Army-type German silver (nickel alloy) jack spurs.

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

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

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.

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

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.

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

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.

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

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.

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

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.

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

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.

(Note: The comments section has been temporarily disabled while we upgrade the website. You can always leave comments on our Flickr Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/)

Bookmark and Share

Next Page »



An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs