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Wool Cap

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

A man’s grey wool newsboy style cap with ear warmer flaps that fold up into the cap. Made by Standard Clothing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, ca. 1930.

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

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Sleigh Parking

Friday, December 11th, 2015

A man ties up his horse and sleigh on a downtown Minneapolis street on December 24, 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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Dairy Queen Machine

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

A soft serve ice cream machine, Duke “A” Frame model. Manufactured by H.C. Duke and Son for McCollough’s Dairy Queen in Geneseo, Illinois, circa 1937.

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

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Turkey Bookends

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

A pair of carved turkey bookends made by an anonymous WPA artist, circa 1935-43.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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Beaver Bay

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

An oil on canvas painting showing Beaver Bay on Lake Superior. Made by Elof Wedin in 1935.

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

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Lineup

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Seven men in a Minneapolis police line-up on February 9, 1938.

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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Porter’s Lunchbox

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

A fifty nine piece picnic set used as a lunchbox by Morris Brown (died St. Paul, 1949), an African American porter for the Pullman Company railroad line, on trips to Seattle, circa 1920-1949.

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

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Jingle Dress

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The top half of a beaded jingle dress. Made by the Ojibwe at the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, and dated circa 1930-1939.

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

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3 Little Pigs

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A photograph of a butchers display showing the Three Little Pigs carved out of lard at the 1934 Minnesota State Fair.

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Railroad Cruet

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Clear glass cruet with stopper, used by the Great Northern Railway, likely manufactured between 1922 and 1935. The cruet has a loop handle at the top and faceted glass stopper and is etched with the logo of the Great Northern Railway, the image of a mountain goat encircled by the words “GREAT / NORTHERN”. Its size suggests that it was likely used for oil, vinegar, or salad dressing.

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

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