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Minn-Kota Trolling Motor

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Minn-Kota Trolling Motor

A very early (1934-35) Minn-Kota electric trolling motor made in Moorhead, MN. It has a tag reading, “MINN-KOTA / TROLLER / 6-12 VOLT / SER. NO. 8896 / MINN-KOTA MFG. CO. / MOORHEAD, MINN.”

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Boys Baseball Uniform

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Boys Baseball Uniform

Boy’s baseball uniform worn by Robert Kriz in Hopkins, Minnesota in the mid 1930s. The two-piece cotton flannel uniform consists of a short sleeve shirt and knickers, both with a front button closure. The shirt has a baseball patch at left front and the logo “Dizzy / Daffy” with crossed balls and bats stenciled on back. The knickers have belt loops, a right rear patch pocket and elasticized leg hems.

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Torpedo minnow bucket

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Torpedo minnow bucket

Galvanized sheet-iron minnow bucket made in the form of a torpedo. It has a cylindrical body with a rounded conical top, a wire bail-type handle and four fins serving as a base. A hinged, spring-loaded door gives access to the interior and perforations on the back allow water to circulate. An oval engraving below the door reads “TORPEDO / MINNOW BUCKET / PAT. PENDING / MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. / WARREN MFG. CO.” Circa 1935.

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“Motorcycle in the snow”

Friday, March 7th, 2014

“Motorcycle in the snow

An Indian motorcycle covered in snow during a late March snowstorm in Minneapolis.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on March 24, 1937.

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Stickpins

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Stickpins

Two stickpins with twisted silver and pink wire flowers made between 1900 and 1950.

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Rail Truck

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Rail Truck

Men test driving a new “Rail Truck” made by Coordinated Transportation Inc. of Minneapolis.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on October 11, 1937.

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“New Year’s Eve in ‘37″

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

“New Year's Eve in '37

Two couples at the bar during a New Year’s party.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on January 1, 1937.

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“Bronco Flip”

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Bronco Nagurski flipping his opponent during a December 1937 wrestling match.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on December 28, 1937.

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Sawed-off shotgun

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Sawed-off shotgun

Sawed-off shotgun associated with Sam Taran. The gun was found hidden in a hole in the ceiling of a broom closet in the basement of a house at 1831 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. The house was a known residence of Sam Taran.

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CCC Warning Sign

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

CCC Warning Sign

CCC warning sign. Tan colored paper sign reads “HUNTERS / BE CAREFUL / CCC MEN WORKING” in orange-red text. 1936.

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