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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.

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Art Collector

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Minnesota art collector and patron Charles Bolles-Rogers posing in front of his portrait painted by Minnesota artist Frances Cranmer Greenman.

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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Workers

Monday, July 27th, 2015

An oil on canvas painting made as part of the WPA Art Project showing a group of workers taking a break, made by Dorothea Lau in 1935.

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Hamm’s 3.2 Beer Bottle

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

A clear glass beer bottle “PREFERRED STOCK” from the Hamm’s brewing company. Circa the 1930s.

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Hot Day in July

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

A group of farmers threshing on a hot July day in 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.

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Bicycle Shop

Friday, April 17th, 2015

An employee of a Minneapolis bicycle shop installing a headlight on a girl’s bike on June 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.

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Spirit of St. Louis Quilt

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

A four patch “Spirit of St. Louis” pattern quilt of rectangles in red, white and blue arranged in the colors of the French flag. Made in the early 1930s to commemorate Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927.

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

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Mill Bill

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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

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East Hennepin

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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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CCC Ring

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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

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