Museum Collections Up Close : MNHS.ORG http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections Every object tells a story, and Collections Up Close presents short, illustrated features that highlight the stories and history behind selected items in the Minnesota Historical Society's museum collections. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:00:52 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 ©Minnesota Historical Society collections@mnhs.org (Minnesota Historical Society) collections@mnhs.org(Minnesota Historical Society) History, Society, Culture, American History, Education, Museums, Collections 1440 video, story, museum, history, preservation, civil war, Minnesota, Native American The stories behind selected items at the Minnesota Historical Society. Every object tells a story, and Collections Up Close presents short, illustrated features that highlight the stories and history behind selected items in the Minnesota Historical Society's museum collections. Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society collections@mnhs.org No clean http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/wp-content/themes/mhs/MHS_Upclose_badge_small.png Museum Collections Up Close : MNHS.ORG http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections 144 144 Letter from Thomas Christie to his brother telling of foraging successes and rebel encounters – March 28, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/letter-from-thomas-christie-to-his-brother-telling-of-foraging-successes-and-rebel-encounters-march-28-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/letter-from-thomas-christie-to-his-brother-telling-of-foraging-successes-and-rebel-encounters-march-28-1865/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:00:52 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16878 In a lengthy letter from Thomas Christie, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to his brother David Christie, telling of his foraging successes and encounters with the Rebels.
A partial transcription of the letter:

Goldsboro, N.C. March 28th 1865
My dear Brother Dave:
[…] For the past 75 miles of our march I have been on regular detail as commanding the six mounted foragers of the Battery whose duty it is to supply the Company – 150 men – with food, as we draw nothing from the Gove. In that capacity I meet with a good many adventures and there is not a day that I did not ride 35 or 40 miles. […] We had gone perhaps a mile from the house and had separated to look for mules when I saw a Rebel coming towards me, mounted. He did not see me at first, but came along very leisurely over the plantation road on which we were, the distance being about a quarter of a mile. My man was not in sight but I knew that audacity would often win where numbers would fail, so unslinging my Breech-loading Carbine, (which, by the way, I captured in Columbia) and putting spurs to my horse, I dashed on Mr. Johnny with a true Yankee yell. He saw me, wheeled his horse, and ran as if a Regt was at his keels. While I was getting over a bad ditch in the field my comrade came in sight, and we both set out in pursuit. In front of us, a mile distant, lay the swamp, and as it was merely a plantation road we were on, I knew that we would have him there. On we rushed, yelling like Indians, the Rebel keeping his distance with hat off and long hair flying in the wind, and at every jump spurring his horse with the point of his naked Bowie knife. It was the most exciting steeple chase you ever heard of […] The Rebel disappeared at the end of the road and when we dashed up, there was his horse standing in the swamp, while he was, in all likelihood, up to the waist in water in the depth of the cypresses. We could not find him, and returned to our mule hunting with his splendid horse, saddle, and Blankets as trophies. […]
Write soon again and think sometimes of your
Loving Brother Thos. D. Christie

See entire letter here: 1865-03-28_Christie_combined

Citation:  March 28, 1865. Letter from Thomas Christie. James C. Christie and Family Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1281, box B]

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Gophers Basketball http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/gophers-basketball/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/gophers-basketball/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:01:08 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16860

Rough play during a December 4, 1949 basketball game between Loyola and the University of Minnesota Gophers.

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USS Minnesota in the Civil War and Beyond http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/uss-minnesota-in-the-civil-war-and-beyond/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/uss-minnesota-in-the-civil-war-and-beyond/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:22:02 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16904 Any idea how many ships have borne the name USS Minnesota? Learn about the ship, its role in the Civil War, and where you can see ship artifacts from the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections.

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“The Reported Capture of Goldsboro Confirmed”, “From Washington” and “The English Opinion of the War”, The Saint Paul Press – March 26, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/the-reported-capture-of-goldsboro-confirmed-from-washington-and-the-english-opinion-of-the-war-the-saint-paul-press-march-26-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/the-reported-capture-of-goldsboro-confirmed-from-washington-and-the-english-opinion-of-the-war-the-saint-paul-press-march-26-1865/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:23 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16871

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Day Dress http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/day-dress/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/day-dress/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:01:29 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16857

A striped silk day dress with ikat floral panels, ball fringe trim and mille fleur glass buttons. Completely hand-stitched. Worn by Frances Hanson Ordway, circa 1859-1862.

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US Navy officer’s Model 1852 sword and scabbard – March 25, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/us-navy-officer%e2%80%99s-model-1852-sword-and-scabbard-march-25-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/us-navy-officer%e2%80%99s-model-1852-sword-and-scabbard-march-25-1865/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:24 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16868 United States Navy officer’s Model 1852 sword and scabbard.  The etched sword has a slightly curved, single-edged steel blade and a gilt cast brass Phrygian helmet type hilt with a dolphin head. The grips are covered with fish skin and bound with brass wire. The leather scabbard has brass fittings and is engraved: “Presented / to / 1st Apot. Engineer / G.M.B. BENNETT USN / by / Chas W. Morse / & / W.D.C. Boggs / March 25th 1865″.

Citation: March 25, 1865. Minnesota Historical Society collections, (PUID 9030.A,B)

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Security Badge http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/security-badge/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/security-badge/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:01:20 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16854

A World War II-era ID badge for the United States Naval Air Base in Minneapolis, MN. Circa 1942-45. The former Navy air base now houses the Minnesota Air National Guard at MSP International Airport.

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“Delayed Dispatches” and “From Washington”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – March 24, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/delayed-dispatches-and-from-washington-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-march-24-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/delayed-dispatches-and-from-washington-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-march-24-1865/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:00:58 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16865

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Beaded Wall Hanging http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/beaded-wall-hanging/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/beaded-wall-hanging/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:01:55 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16851

An Ojibwe loom-beaded wall hanging featuring floral design. This item was purchased in the area of Leech Lake, Minnesota, from members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa who would travel south to gather wild rice. Made in the early 1900s.

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“News Items” and “A Proclamation”, The Wabasha County Herald – March 23, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/news-items-and-a-proclamation-the-wabasha-county-herald-march-23-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/news-items-and-a-proclamation-the-wabasha-county-herald-march-23-1865/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:38 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16844

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“Red Shirt” http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/%e2%80%9cred-shirt%e2%80%9d/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/%e2%80%9cred-shirt%e2%80%9d/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:01:32 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16848

An oil on canvas painting titled “Red Shirt” made by Minnesota artist Elof Wedin in 1954. Wedin was a Swedish-American artist who worked a day-job installing duct work and insulation for boilers and painted at night and on the weekends.

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“The News” and “The Eighth Minnesota”, The Stillwater Messenger – March 21, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/the-news-and-the-eighth-minnesota-the-stillwater-messenger-march-21-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/the-news-and-the-eighth-minnesota-the-stillwater-messenger-march-21-1865/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:00:36 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16841

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Basektball Before March Madness http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/basektball-before-march-madness/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/basektball-before-march-madness/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:25:28 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16863 As we enter into March Madness, take a moment to check out our post Basketball Before March Madness over at the Huffington Post!

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The Emperor Visits a Farm http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/the-emperor-visits-a-farm/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/the-emperor-visits-a-farm/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:01:27 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16823

Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie visits the farm of Edwin Doty outside of Rochester on June 9, 1954.

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“Latest News by Telegraph” and “Rebel Barbarities”, The Saint Paul Press – March 19, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/latest-news-by-telegraph-and-rebel-barbarities-the-saint-paul-press-march-19-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/latest-news-by-telegraph-and-rebel-barbarities-the-saint-paul-press-march-19-1865/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:28 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16838

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Mill Bill http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/mill-bill/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/mill-bill/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:01:58 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16820

A double-headed wedge with detachable wooden handle used at the Pillsbury Flour Mill for dressing mill stones.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – March 18, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-march-18-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-march-18-1865/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:00:07 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16834 Clear, mild and lovely day. Relieved by Capt. Hudson and made my report. Received a letter from Father and mother & one from Mrs. Libbelts. St. Peter Land Office Sent a letter to Bro. Alex. Lieut Roberts returned to duty in the compy. from S.D. Copied several orders into the Co. Order Book.

Citation: March 18, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Air Freshener http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/air-freshener/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/air-freshener/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:06 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16817

A Jesse Ventura air freshener sold to raise money for Ventura for Minnesota, Inc. in 1999.

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A personal letter from Ebenezer Brewer Mattocks, a surgeon in the Minnesota Seventh Regiment, to his sister Nellie describing the area and the regiment’s next move – March 17, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/a-personal-letter-from-ebenezer-brewer-mattocks-a-surgeon-in-the-minnesota-seventh-regiment-to-his-sister-nellie-describing-the-area-and-the-regiment%e2%80%99s-next-move-march-17-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/a-personal-letter-from-ebenezer-brewer-mattocks-a-surgeon-in-the-minnesota-seventh-regiment-to-his-sister-nellie-describing-the-area-and-the-regiment%e2%80%99s-next-move-march-17-1865/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:00:12 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16829 A personal letter from Ebenezer Brewer Mattocks, a surgeon in the Minnesota Seventh Regiment, to his sister Nellie, written from Dauphin Island, Alabama, describing the area and the regiment’s next move.
A partial transcription of the letter:

Dauphin Island
Mobile Bay March 17th
My Dear Sister Nellie
[…] We are now at Fort Gaines at the entrance to Mobile Bay. The island is about twelve miles long and rather pleasant. It is mostly sand, but part of it is covered with pine trees. Our camp is near the beach, […] Now and then there are terribly storms, washing the waves a great ways up the beach. […] I suppose our long [play] spell is just coming to a close and I expect daily orders to move on Mobile. The city is about 20 miles from here. We hear cannonading from that direction occasionally. I think it is from our gun boats [fuling] of their forts. […]
Your aff brother
Brewer Mattocks


See entire letter here: 1865-03-17_Brewer_combined

Citation: March 17, 1865. Mattocks, Ebenezer Brewer, 1841-1934.  Ebenezer Brewer Mattocks and Family Papers.  Correspondence and related papers , 1830-1911. Minnesota Historical Society, Box 1. [P1452]

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Munsingwear Bathrobe http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/munsingwear-bathrobe/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/munsingwear-bathrobe/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:01:28 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16814

A short Munsingwear bathrobe made of a checkered cotton fabric blend, 1968. Munsingwear was started by George Munsing in 1886.

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“Sheridan”, “State News” and “Grant’s Army”, The Wabasha County Herald – March 16, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/sheridan-state-news-and-grants-army-the-wabasha-county-herald-march-16-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/sheridan-state-news-and-grants-army-the-wabasha-county-herald-march-16-1865/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:59 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16807

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Save the BWCA button http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/save-the-bwca-button/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/save-the-bwca-button/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:01:59 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16811

A “Save the BWCA” button advocating for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act introduced by Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar in 1975. The act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 21, 1978.

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Handwritten pass for Thomas Christie to forage – March 14, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/handwritten-pass-for-thomas-christie-to-forage-march-14-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/handwritten-pass-for-thomas-christie-to-forage-march-14-1865/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:00:28 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16804 A small, handwritten pass advising the guards to allow Thomas D. Christie and others through the lines for the purpose of foraging for the First Minnesota Battery in the field in North Carolina.
A transcription of the pass:

Hd Qrs 1st Minn Battery
In the Field N.C. March 14, 65

Guards & Pickets
Will Pass the Bearer Sergt Thomas D Christie & Six Men until further Orders. they being detailed as regular foragers for the First Minnesota Battery.
Wm Z Clayton
Capt Comdy Battery



Citation:  March 14, 1865. Pass for Thomas Christie. James C. Christie and Family Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1281, box B]

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Tornado Aftermath http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/tornado-aftermath/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/tornado-aftermath/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:01:33 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16799

A man views the damage after an early spring tornado hits the northern St. Cloud area on March 21, 1953.

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Letter from Thomas Christie to his father – March 12, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/letter-from-thomas-christie-to-his-father-march-12-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/letter-from-thomas-christie-to-his-father-march-12-1865/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:00:21 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16802 Partial Transcript:

We have had for 6 weeks a most active campaign. As usual, nothing but success has attended us since we left Pocotaligo…Marching slowly, on the second of Feb. we struck the enemy in some force at the bridge over the Salkehatchie;…Our fellows waded across 27 streams, some of them waist deep, fighting all the way; General Smith and Belknap on foot with their swards drawn, at the head of their men.  On the 4th we were all across the swamp.  Rain day and night, bottomless mud, and the rebel rearguard, all combined could not stop us…On the 11th we advanced to the North Edisto, where the Johnnies again disputted the passage.  The next day we kept them amused by shelling them; til one of the regiments of our Division swam the river and flanked them out.They retreated hastily, setting fire to the town of Orangeburg as they left. That night we crossed, rode through the streets of the flaming city, and camped in the suburbs.  On the next day, the 13th, we took the road to Columbia…On the 3rd of March we reached Cheraw, where we found some 40 pieces of artillery and immense quantities of ammunition, which had been sent up from Charleston; all these we destroyed except one gun.  This is a Blakely, a splendid piece, made in England.  Gen. Blair gave it to the Capt. To present to the state of Minn…The taking of Charlston we justly claim as another feather in the cap of Sherman’s Army; for it was in consequence of our movements that the enemy were compelled to leave the much battered city…When we came to one of the numerous cypress swamps, the artillery and wagon trains would halt; the brigades of infantry would then advance into the swamp, each man carrying a rail on his shoulder; this he would throw down in the proper place, and pass on.  In this way miles of fences were changed into corduroy roads, for the passage of our wheels.  Lieut. Budlong and his Corps of Pioneers were most efficient.  I have often seen them standing in water up to their knees, chopping down trees for bridges.  We shall not stay here long; the grand campaign against Richmond must soon begin…

Citation: March 12, 1865. Letter from Thomas Christie as it appears in Brothers of Mines: The Civil War Letters of Thomas & William Christie, Edited by Hampton Smith, 2011, The Minnesota Historical Society.

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Civil War Scale http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/civil-war-scale/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/civil-war-scale/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:01:55 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16796

A collapsible physician’s scale in a wooden case. The scale was collected from a medical school in Mobile, Alabama after the Battle of Mobile Bay (a major naval engagement of the Civil War) in August of 1864. The rectangular case has brass clasps and pin latches on its front. Oval and rectangular brass plates are screwed into place on its top, and two brass hinges attach to its back. The case holds a variety of brass weighing instruments, including balances, scales, weights, and bowls.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – March 11, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-march-11-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-march-11-1865/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:00:08 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16782 Clear nice day. 65th moving over the levee. River Still rising and covering our camp. Had a shave and hair cut & mustache dyed, $1.50. Had dress parade. 1st Lieut. A.Y. Kreps relieved from special duty in Co. H. & reported back to Co. “K” for duty, absent since last September.

Citation: March 11, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Artists at Pigs Eye http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/artists-at-pigs-eye/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/artists-at-pigs-eye/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:01:36 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16792

A photograph of a group of artists at Pig’s Eye Island, St. Paul, Minnesota. Artists include Clara Mairs, Clement Haupers and Alice Hugy. Taken in 1926.

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“Official War Bulletin”, “Exchange of Prisoners” and “From the South”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – March 10, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/official-war-bulletin-exchange-of-prisoners-and-from-the-south-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-march-10-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/official-war-bulletin-exchange-of-prisoners-and-from-the-south-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-march-10-1865/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:00:09 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16779

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Beaded Case http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/beaded-case/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/beaded-case/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:01:18 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16789

A Plains burlap and wool case decorated with geometric beadwork. Collected by Frances Densmore from the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota in the early 1910s.

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“Latest News by Telegraph”, and “Our Washington Letter”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – March 9, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/latest-news-by-telegraph-and-our-washington-letter-the-saint-cloud-democrat-march-9-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/latest-news-by-telegraph-and-our-washington-letter-the-saint-cloud-democrat-march-9-1865/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:00:36 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16776

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East Hennepin http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/east-hennepin/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/east-hennepin/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:01:53 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16786

A watercolor painting of an industrial area in Minneapolis off East Hennepin Ave, made by Bob Brown in the 1930s or 40s.

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“Glorious News from Sheridan” and “Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln”, The Stillwater Messenger – March 7, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/glorious-news-from-sheridan-and-second-inauguration-of-abraham-lincoln-the-stillwater-messenger-march-7-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/glorious-news-from-sheridan-and-second-inauguration-of-abraham-lincoln-the-stillwater-messenger-march-7-1865/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 15:00:35 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16773

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Snowshoe Delivery http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/snowshoe-delivery/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/snowshoe-delivery/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:01:11 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16759

A milkman dons snowshoes to make his deliveries during a snowy March 1951.

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Letter from Joseph Albert Wheelock in Washington, D.C., to his wife, Katie, about the Inauguration Ceremonies for President Lincoln – March 5, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/letter-from-joseph-albert-wheelock-in-washington-d-c-to-his-wife-katie-about-the-inauguration-ceremonies-for-president-lincoln-march-5-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/letter-from-joseph-albert-wheelock-in-washington-d-c-to-his-wife-katie-about-the-inauguration-ceremonies-for-president-lincoln-march-5-1865/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:28 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16769 A partial transcription of the letter:

Washington, March 5th, 1865
[My…] darling Katie
I have just drifted out of the whirl and rush of the last three gala days into a quiet nook up here with Knox, where I can take a breath and report progress. It has. The third and fourth of March which close one Presidential Olympiad and preface another, are interesting days in Washington. The weather was bad. The rains of a weeks’ duration had made the streets impassable. […] They had what they called a procession accompanying the President to the Capitol where the Inauguration Ceremonies took place, and from the Capitol back to the White House, […] I witnessed the inauguration but at too great a distance to take in the details. […] Mr. Lincoln’s address was very happy. During its delivery an odd circumstance occurred which in older times would have been considered an auspicious and wonderful omen. As Mr. Lincoln was invoking or rather expressing a devout reliance upon the favor of the Almighty, the long hidden sun put aside its veil of clouds and a halo of glorious sunshine rested upon the head of the speaker and seemed about to illuminate his manuscript. […] An annoying and mortifying incident of the Inauguration Ceremonies was that Andy Johnson, the new Vice President, was drunk and made a loud drunken crazy speech […] in the Senate Chambers  which made every American present hang down his or her head for shame.  […]
“Joe”


See complete letter here: 1865-03-05_Wheelock_combined

Citation: March 5, 1865. Letter from Joseph Albert Wheelock, Wheelock Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P334 Box 4]

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Ceramic Platter http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/ceramic-platter/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/ceramic-platter/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:01:51 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16756

A square ceramic wall platter made by Charles Halling and decorated by Nancy Halling of Northfield, Minnesota, in the 1990s.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – March 4, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-march-4-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-march-4-1865/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:00:24 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16765 Clear: very nice day. Lincoln re-inaugerated. Busy at work on house. B. Genl. Davis relieved by Brig. Gen. Thos. McKean. River rising very rapidly. Received a letter from Mrs. P. More, Hastings, Minn. acknowledging the receipt of the Box & money I sent her, also one from Tony & a book from New York.

Citation: March 4, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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1st MN Insignia http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/1st-mn-insignia/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/1st-mn-insignia/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:01:44 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16752

A service insignia for a United States Army Officer’s Modal 1858 uniform hat worn by William H. Dike during the Civil War. Dike was elected Captain of Company G of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment and when the regiment was mustered on April 29, 1861, he was appointed to the rank of major. After serving at the First Battle of Bull Run in July, Dike resigned his commission on October 22, 1861, and returned to Faribault, Minnesota.

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“Wilmington”, “Grant’s Army” and “Rebel Ram Captured at Galveston”, Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – March 3, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/wilmington-grants-army-and-rebel-ram-captured-at-galveston-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-march-3-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/wilmington-grants-army-and-rebel-ram-captured-at-galveston-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-march-3-1865/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:08:42 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16762

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Kicks Cap http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/kicks-cap/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/kicks-cap/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:01:25 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16749

A white cap with four blue ‘Minnesota Kicks’ logos. Circa 1976-1981.

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“Mobile Captured!”, “Wilmington” and “Grant”, The Wabasha County Herald – March 2, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/mobile-captured-wilmington-and-grant-the-wabasha-county-herald-march-2-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/mobile-captured-wilmington-and-grant-the-wabasha-county-herald-march-2-1865/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:04 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16743

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CCC Ring http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/ccc-ring/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/ccc-ring/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:01:12 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16746

A sterling silver ring made in a Minnesota CCC camp in 1933.

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“From Georgia”, The Rochester Republican – March 1, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/from-georgia-the-rochester-republican-march-1-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/03/from-georgia-the-rochester-republican-march-1-1865/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:00:52 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16740

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“Sherman’s Victorious March Through the Carolinas” and “The News”, The Stillwater Messenger – February 28, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/shermans-victorious-march-through-the-carolinas-and-the-news-the-stillwater-messenger-february-28-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/shermans-victorious-march-through-the-carolinas-and-the-news-the-stillwater-messenger-february-28-1865/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:00:48 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16737

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – February 27, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-27-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-27-1865/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:22 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16734 Cloudy. Raining nearly all day. Working on Muster Rolls. Men fixing gun Racks covering kitchens &c. Promoted Wonger to Sergt. & Downing & Hubbard to Corpls. In Co. “K”. Genl. Ullmann relieved from command of post & succeeded by Gen. Davis.

Citation: February 27, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Hockey Team http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/hockey-team/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/hockey-team/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:01:58 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16693

A photograph of an amateur hockey team sponsored by the Schmidt Brewing Company, taken on March 11, 1940.

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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“Gen. Terry Takes Possession of Wilmington”, “Grant” and “From Rebel Papers”, The Saint Paul Press – February 26, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/gen-terry-takes-possession-of-wilmington-grant-and-from-rebel-papers-the-saint-paul-press-february-26-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/gen-terry-takes-possession-of-wilmington-grant-and-from-rebel-papers-the-saint-paul-press-february-26-1865/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:21 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16731

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Trees http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/trees/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/trees/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:01:11 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16690

A color woodcut on paper titled “Trees”, made by Eugene Larkin in 2001.

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A personal letter from Ebenezer Brewer Mattocks, a surgeon in the Minnesota Seventh Regiment, to his sister Nellie, written from New Orleans, Louisiana, describing the city – February 25, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/a-personal-letter-from-ebenezer-brewer-mattocks-a-surgeon-in-the-minnesota-seventh-regiment-to-his-sister-nellie-written-from-new-orleans-louisiana-describing-the-city-february-25-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/a-personal-letter-from-ebenezer-brewer-mattocks-a-surgeon-in-the-minnesota-seventh-regiment-to-his-sister-nellie-written-from-new-orleans-louisiana-describing-the-city-february-25-1865/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:01:11 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16726 A partial transcription of the letter:

New Orleans, La
Feb 25 1865
My Dear Sister,

[…] We are now in New Orleans, and on the same ground that General Jackson fought over fifty years ago. On the spot now I write on some poor Englishman died, and if we stay on it much longer I’m afraid some of us will die, as the mud is about a foot deep. We arrived here some four days ago, and I think will soon embark for Mobile, or at least that is the talk at present. Everything is very different here from the north. The city looks like a foreign one. Narrow streets and old fashioned houses. There are some of the old Spanish houses left, that were build man years ago. […] Winter and cold weather are far in the rear. I rather dread the warm weather yet to come. But only six months more! Then my time is up (unless the regiment reinlists), and then I hope to see you all. I anticipate a very pleasant spring campaign if I do not get sick.
Good night
Your aff brother
Brewer Mattocks
Direct 16th Army Corps New Orleans


See entire letter here: 1865-02-25_Brewer_combined

Citation: February 25, 1865. Mattocks, Ebenezer Brewer, 1841-1934.  Ebenezer Brewer Mattocks and Family Papers.  Correspondence and related papers , 1830-1911. Minnesota Historical Society, Box 1. [P1452]

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Wool Coat http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/wool-coat/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/wool-coat/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:01:41 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16687

A men’s Town and Country melton wool coat with brown leather lining and white/grey collar. Manufactured by Guiterman Brothers, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1930s-40s.

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“Charleston Ours!”, “From Washington” and “New Military Policy Adopted by the South”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – February 24, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/charleston-ours-from-washington-and-new-military-policy-adopted-by-the-south-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-february-24-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/charleston-ours-from-washington-and-new-military-policy-adopted-by-the-south-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-february-24-1865/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:58:15 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16723

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Bloomington Letter http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/bloomington-letter/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/bloomington-letter/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:01:48 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16684

A blue and gold K-shaped felt and chenille Bloomington Kennedy High School letter, embellished with the word “Bloomington” embroidered diagonally across the K. 1960s.

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Paul Krause Minnesota Vikings helmet, 1975 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/paul-krause-minnesota-vikings-helmet-1975/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/paul-krause-minnesota-vikings-helmet-1975/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:45:26 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16711

He dreamed of being a big league baseball player, but destiny had other plans for Minnesota Vikings legend Paul Krause.  In the early 1960s the Flint, Michigan native was a two-sport star at the University of Iowa, excelling at both baseball and football.  A dozen major league teams had their eye on the gifted outfielder, but a shoulder injury sustained in a gridiron match against Michigan permanently damaged his throwing arm. The 6’3” Krause refocused on football, playing defensive back for the Hawkeyes starting in 1962.  Blessed with remarkable athleticism and an uncanny ability to read the opposing offense, Krause made 12 pass interceptions in his final two seasons.

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Drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1964, Krause finished his inaugural season in the NFL with a league-leading 12 interceptions and was a close second in the voting for Rookie of the Year. Krause played four seasons with Washington, racking up 28 interceptions before being traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 1968.  “In 1968, we decided to go almost exclusively to the zone, which was a radical change in the league,” recalled Vikings head coach Bud Grant.  “What we really needed was an intelligent, far-ranging free safety with great hands; in other words, a super athlete.  After surveying the league, we decided that Paul Krause had all those qualities.”

Toiling alongside a celebrated defensive line dubbed the Purple People Eaters, Krause wielded his masterful talent for anticipating plays and became one of the league’s most intimidating safeties. “I try to keep everything in front of me,” he explained, “watching the quarterback, the movement of the backs and the flow of the linemen.”  Krause spent 12 seasons with the Vikings, appearing in three Super Bowls and six Pro Bowls, and retired in 1979 as the NFL’s all-time interception leader with 81 steals. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

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“Minnesota Troops”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – February 23. 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/minnesota-troops-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-23-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/minnesota-troops-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-23-1865/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:00:59 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16704

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Drying Meat http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/drying-meat/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/drying-meat/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:01:09 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16681

A stereoview photograph of three Dakota Indians drying meat. Taken in the 1870s.

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“Our Army Abroad”, “State News” and “Items From Rebel Papers”, The Rochester Republican – February 22, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/our-army-abroad-state-news-and-items-from-rebel-papers-the-rochester-republican-february-22-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/our-army-abroad-state-news-and-items-from-rebel-papers-the-rochester-republican-february-22-1865/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:00:56 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16678

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“Charleston!” and “Gen. Butler’s Defense”, The Stillwater Messenger – February 21, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/charleston-and-gen-butlers-defense-the-stillwater-messenger-february-21-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/charleston-and-gen-butlers-defense-the-stillwater-messenger-february-21-1865/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:00:50 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16675

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Armored Cars http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/armored-cars/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/armored-cars/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:01:02 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16656

A view of M8 Greyhound armored cars rolling off the assembly line at the St. Paul Ford plant on November 14, 1944.

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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“Wilmington Closely Besieged”, “From New Orleans” and “From Rebel Papers”, The Saint Paul Press – February 19, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/wilmington-closely-besieged-from-new-orleans-and-from-rebel-papers-the-saint-paul-press-february-19-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/wilmington-closely-besieged-from-new-orleans-and-from-rebel-papers-the-saint-paul-press-february-19-1865/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:00:54 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16672

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Green Giant Doll http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/green-giant-doll/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/green-giant-doll/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:01:44 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16659

A preprinted cloth “Green Giant” doll. Circa 1963-1967.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – February 18, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-18-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-18-1865/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:00:16 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16669 Clear, mild, warm. Relieved, & made report Preparing for inspection by Lt. Col. Chadwick, 92nd U.S.C.D., I.G. which took place at 2 p.m. He found the Reg. in good condition, and I think will make a favorable report. He also visited Co. Qrs., Books, &c. &c. 2 Officers & 100 men called for to unload boat at […].

Citation: February 18, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Kennedy Bros. Shotgun http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/kennedy-bros-shotgun/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/kennedy-bros-shotgun/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:01:28 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16652

A double-barrel side-by-side 10 gauge cartridge shotgun with two sets of barrels. The shotgun has a checkered walnut pistol grip stock with horn caps on the butt and grip. It also has Damascus barrels, external hammers, double triggers, and foliate and pheasant engravings on the metal mountings. The barrels were made by Thomas Kilby in Birmingham, England to be assembled and retailed by M.F. Kennedy and Brothers in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Wild Patch http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/wild-patch/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/wild-patch/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:01:37 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16649

A Minnesota Wild “Team of 18,000″ patch. Red and white cloth patch reads “TEAM OF 18,000″ and features silhouettes of ten different Minnesota Wild fans. Patch was given away as a premium at the last home game of the Wild’s 2007-2008 season.

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“Minnesota Troops Going to New Orleans”, “Important Order” and “State News”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – February 16, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/minnesota-troops-going-to-new-orleans-important-order-and-state-news-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-16-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/minnesota-troops-going-to-new-orleans-important-order-and-state-news-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-16-1865/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:00:19 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16666

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Ojibwe Beaded Fob http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/ojibwe-beaded-fob/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/ojibwe-beaded-fob/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:01:34 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16646

A buckskin fob with loom-beaded design of two turkeys on a blue background and beaded boarder with a metal snap closure at the top. Purchased at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, circa 1932.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – February 15, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-15-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-15-1865/#comments Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:00:58 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16663 Mild, clear, beautiful day[.] Put up body of a kitchen. Drilled in Co. Drill in the forenoon and Battalion Drill in the P.M. Gen. Washington […] returned from New Orleans Hosp. Rect. a letter from home from Mother & Father. Loaned Capt. Laughlin 4 Shelter tents.

Citation: February 15, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Grant Losses In the Late Movement”, “The Negro Suffrage Bill”, and “News Items”, The Stillwater Messenger – February 14, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/grant-losses-in-the-late-movement-the-negro-suffrage-bill-and-news-items-the-stillwater-messenger-february-14-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/grant-losses-in-the-late-movement-the-negro-suffrage-bill-and-news-items-the-stillwater-messenger-february-14-1865/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 15:00:42 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16643

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George Morrison http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/george-morrison/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/george-morrison/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:01:34 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16627

Tomorrow, February 14 a new exhibit opens at the History Center highlighting the work of Minnesota artist George Morrison. Titled Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, it features 80 works by this Native American modernist.

This untitled abstract artwork in the MNHS collection was made by George Morrison in 1959. It was made during his time living in New York City when he mingled with artists like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.

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“The Late Peace Confrence”, “Grant” and “Civilians in Rebel Prisons”, The Saint Paul Press – February 12, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-late-peace-confrence-grant-and-civilians-in-rebel-prisons-the-saint-paul-press-february-12-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-late-peace-confrence-grant-and-civilians-in-rebel-prisons-the-saint-paul-press-february-12-1865/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:00:04 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16640

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Tractor and Motorcycle http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/tractor-and-motorcycle/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/tractor-and-motorcycle/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:01:30 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16624

A man on a well used Harley-Davidson motorcycle stops to chat with a farmer on May 8, 1953.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – February 11, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-11-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-11-1865/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:00:40 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16637 Beautiful weather. Drilled a company in forenoon. Men cleaning up in afternoon. Reading & writing[.] Received 3 Recruits[.] Drew from Major Losey 1 3 Enfield Rifle Muskets & 1 3 Sets of [G…] [accou…] & issued them to men.

Citation: February 11, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Plate from the ‘Dome http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/plate-from-the-%e2%80%98dome/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/plate-from-the-%e2%80%98dome/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:01:18 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16621

A dinner plate used by Centerplate Inc., a concessionaire, during catered events at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome prior to the stadium’s demolition in January, 2014. The white ceramic plate features the Metrodome logo on the upper rim.

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“From South Carolina”, “Grant’s Army” and “Exchange of Prisoners”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – February 10, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/from-south-carolina-grants-army-and-exchange-of-prisoners-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-february-10-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/from-south-carolina-grants-army-and-exchange-of-prisoners-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-february-10-1865/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:00:26 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16634

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John Stone http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/john-stone/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/john-stone/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:01:19 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16618

A small tintype photograph of John F. Stone.

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Ice Fishing at its Finest http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/ice-fishing-at-its-finest/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/ice-fishing-at-its-finest/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:20:47 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16630 More MNHS Collections on the Huffington Post! This time, ice fishing.

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“Triumph of Freedom” and “End of the Peace Mission”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – February 9, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/triumph-of-freedom-and-end-of-the-peace-mission-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-9-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/triumph-of-freedom-and-end-of-the-peace-mission-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-9-1865/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:00:36 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16611

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Accordion http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/accordion/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/accordion/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 06:01:05 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16615

A Hohner accordion used on the campaign trail by Coya Knutson, the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota in the 1950s and 60s.

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“The Rebel Trans Mississippi Department”, The Rochester Republican – February 8, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-rebel-trans-mississippi-department-the-rochester-republican-february-8-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-rebel-trans-mississippi-department-the-rochester-republican-february-8-1865/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 15:00:32 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16601

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“The Sixth Minnesota Ordered to New Orleans” and “Abating Soldiers’ Taxes”, The Stillwater Messenger – February 7, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-sixth-minnesota-ordered-to-new-orleans-and-abating-soldiers-taxes-the-stillwater-messenger-february-7-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-sixth-minnesota-ordered-to-new-orleans-and-abating-soldiers-taxes-the-stillwater-messenger-february-7-1865/#comments Sat, 07 Feb 2015 15:00:22 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16608

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Winter Carnival Float http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/winter-carnival-float/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/winter-carnival-float/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:01:54 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16592

A Hamm’s Brewing Company float passing by the old Minnesota Historical Society Building during the 1950 St. Paul Winter Carnival parade.

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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“Lincoln and Seward Meet the Rebel Commissioners”, “From Washington” and “From Rebel Papers”, The Saint Paul Press – February 5, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/lincoln-and-seward-meet-the-rebel-commissioners-from-washington-and-from-rebel-papers-the-saint-paul-press-february-5-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/lincoln-and-seward-meet-the-rebel-commissioners-from-washington-and-from-rebel-papers-the-saint-paul-press-february-5-1865/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:00:49 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16605

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Hair Bouquet http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/hair-bouquet/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/hair-bouquet/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:01:20 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16589

A floral, cone shaped bouquet made of hair, thread, and wire mounted on a wood block. Hair is worked into flower shapes with avariety of braiding techniques. Colorful dropped bulbs are attached by string to the center of each flower. The stems are wire wrapped with thread and are joined together at the center with wire and string. The flowers are numbered 1-50 and accompanying cards name the person whose hair corresponds to each number. This type of hairwork was popular during the 1860s and 1870s.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – February 4, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-4-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-february-4-1865/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:00:56 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16598 Variable, warm[.] Drilled a company in the forenoon in the school of the soldier with Lt Doane. Sent my monthly Returns of C.C. & G.E. to Hd. Qrs. U.S. C. Forces Baton Rouge for examination. Received Recipts for 12 tents. Busy all day writing & copying orders &c.

Citation: February 4, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Coffee Service http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/coffee-service/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/coffee-service/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:01:04 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16586

A copper coffee service, consisting of a tray (.1), coffee pot (.2), creamer (.3) and sugar bowl (.4) made by the Handicraft Guild, Minneapolis, MN circa 1911.

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“The Peace Movement”, “News From the South” and “Grant’s Army”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – February 3, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-peace-movement-news-from-the-south-and-grants-army-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-february-3-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/the-peace-movement-news-from-the-south-and-grants-army-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-february-3-1865/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:00:49 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16595

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Railroad Blanket http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/railroad-blanket/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/railroad-blanket/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:01:56 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16583

A handmade wool blanket presented to Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific Railway, in 1883 upon the official completion of a line connecting the railway’s easternmost terminus at St. Paul with its westernmost terminus on the Pacific coast.

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“Peace Rumors”, “Minnesota Regiments” and “State News”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – February 2, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/peace-rumors-minnesota-regiments-and-state-news-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-2-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/peace-rumors-minnesota-regiments-and-state-news-the-saint-cloud-democrat-february-2-1865/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:00:17 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16576

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Beadwork Fragment http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/beadwork-fragment/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/beadwork-fragment/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:01:51 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16580

A piece of buckskin (probably top of moccasin or vamp) with incomplete beadwork with needle still attached with thread. Collected by Frances Densmore and donated to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1930. Possibly attributed to the Ojibwe.

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“News Items”, The Rochester Republican – February 1, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/news-items-the-rochester-republican-february-1-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/02/news-items-the-rochester-republican-february-1-1865/#comments Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:00:21 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16573

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“News Items”, From Wilmington” and “Repeal of the Illinois Black Laws”, The Stillwater Messenger – January 31, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/news-items-from-wilmington-and-repeal-of-the-illinois-black-laws-the-stillwater-messenger-january-31-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/news-items-from-wilmington-and-repeal-of-the-illinois-black-laws-the-stillwater-messenger-january-31-1865/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:00:41 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16570

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Goal http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/goal/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/goal/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:01:43 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16489

A University of Minnesota hockey player scores a goal against North Dakota on February 7, 1954.

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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“From Fort Fisher” and “Sherman”, The Saint Paul Press – January 29, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/from-fort-fisher-and-sherman-the-saint-paul-press-january-29-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/from-fort-fisher-and-sherman-the-saint-paul-press-january-29-1865/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:28 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16509

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“From Fort Fisher” and “Sherman”, The Saint Paul Press – January 29, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/from-fort-fisher-and-sherman-the-saint-paul-press-january-29-1865-2/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/from-fort-fisher-and-sherman-the-saint-paul-press-january-29-1865-2/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:16 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16566

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Ink Blotter http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/ink-blotter/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/ink-blotter/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:01:31 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16486

A rectangular paperboard ink blotter with depiction of Indian woman advertising for Wabasha Roller Mills, Minnesota, circa 1920.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – January 28, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-january-28-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/diary-entry-by-thomas-montgomery-of-the-7th-minnesota-regiment-company-k-%e2%80%93-january-28-1865/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:44:38 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16563 Cloudy & variable[.] Cool in the morning warm in afternoon[.] Windy at night[.] On duty as B. O. of D. made the rounds twice during the day[.] had a nice little horse to ride “All quiet”[.] Writing reading &c. Saw Colonel Barritt and had a short talk with him.

Citation: January 28, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Images of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/16557/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/16557/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:20:03 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16557
Once again, our Collections are featured in the Huffington Post, and just in time for the end of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival!

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Spool Rack http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/spool-rack/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/spool-rack/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:01:30 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16483

A spool rack used by Mrs. Quentin (Alice Lee Palmer) Horner, a Minneapolis dressmaker in the 1950s and 1960s. The rack consists of a wooden frame with ten (10) rungs, each with eight (8) nails holding spools of thread.

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“Stanton’s Trip South” and “South Carolina”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – January 27, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/stantons-trip-south-and-south-carolina-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-january-27-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/stantons-trip-south-and-south-carolina-the-saint-paul-pioneer-and-democrat-january-27-1865/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:26 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16506

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St. Anthony Falls http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/st-anthony-falls/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/st-anthony-falls/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:01:18 +0000 Jason Onerheim http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16480

A rare stereographic daguerreotype showing St. Anthony falls in Minneapolis in the 1850s.

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“From Sherman” and “Negro Citizenship”, The Wabasha County Herald – January 26, 1865 http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/from-sherman-and-negro-citizenship-the-wabasha-county-herald-january-26-1865/ http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/2015/01/from-sherman-and-negro-citizenship-the-wabasha-county-herald-january-26-1865/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:15 +0000 Lori Williamson http://discussions.mnhs.org/collections/?p=16503

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