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State Fair Ribbon

Monday, August 29th, 2016

A blue first premium satin prize ribbon from the 1937 Minnesota State Fair, awarded to Minnesota artist Syd Fossum for figure composition.

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Butter Sculpture

Friday, August 26th, 2016

A photograph of a woman carving a butter sculpture of a woman and cow from the 1938 Minnesota State Fair.

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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WPA Bowl

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

A carved and painted decorative wood bowl with a polychrome floral motif. The artist’s signature “KRISTOF SLANINA” is painted in block letters near the rim. Handwritten on base is “W.P.A. HANDICRAFT / DIST 3 NO 11″. This is one of two similar bowls found at the Riverview Public Library in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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

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CCC Ring

Monday, April 25th, 2016

A sterling silver Civilian Conservation Corps ring with CCC logo flanked by an eagle and shield on opposing ends. Logo is engraved with “3707/ and “EAF”. Worn by Fred Fretheim of Company 3707, Two Harbors, MN.

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Navajo Rug

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

A Navajo wool textile probably made to sell as a rug or wall hanging. Probably made between 1900 and 1950.

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Unloading the Mail

Friday, April 15th, 2016

A photograph of men unpacking the mail from the front cargo compartment of a Hanford Airlines (Iowa) airplane on April 15, 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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House in Stillwater

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

An oil on canvas painting by Jo Lutz Rollins titled “House in Stillwater”. Made in 1930.

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Ted Williams

Friday, April 8th, 2016

A photograph of the Minneapolis Miller’s baseball team players (Ted Williams is the second player from the left) hanging out in the clubhouse before a May 19, 1938 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.

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Nitrous

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A man tests out a dentist’s nitrous oxide machine in February, 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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Fur Coat

Friday, February 12th, 2016

A man in a fur coat and holding a camera looks at art in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in December 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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