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Rayon Day Dress

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Rayon Day Dress

Woman’s dress in a printed rayon with light brown and white swirls with green four-petaled flowers on a brown background. Border print used along sleeve and tie effect at center front. Dress has bias roll collar, full-length dolman sleeve that bags at the elbow, and six gore skirt with stitched down pleats at side front and back seamlines. Label: “A Registered/ORIGINAL DESIGN/with/FASHION ORIGINATORS GUILD”. This American designed dress was registered with the Fashion Originators Guild. This Guild was active between 1932-1941 in an attempt to control design piracy and promote American design. Dress belonged to Saint Paul, Minnesota school teachers, Maria and Secundilla McVay, circa 1935.

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Guarding Slot Machines

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Guarding Slot Machines

Deputy James Virlingham guarding a truckload of seized slot machines in Crow Wing County, 1939.

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Crying Baby

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Crying Baby

A new father holding his crying baby and trying to read a guide to Infant Care in August of 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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Ojibwe Bandolier Bag

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Ojibwa Bandolier Bag

An Ojibwe loom-woven beaded bandolier bag with geometric flower designs; circa 1890-1930.

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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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