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Folding Table

Monday, February 1st, 2016

A small child-size wood and metal folding table with built-in bench. Probably from the 1940s or 50s.

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

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GBs on the Bar

Friday, January 29th, 2016

A photograph of a smoke filled Minneapolis tavern with quite a few bottles of Grain Belt Premium on the bar on October 21, 1945.

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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Marching Band Paddle

Monday, January 18th, 2016

A wooden paddle used in the ceremonial hazing of freshman members of the University of Minnesota Marching Band, circa 1947.

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

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U of M ID Card

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A WWII era ID card for Marjorie Cox from the University of Minnesota.

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

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Snowy Farm

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

A color woodcut on paper “Untitled [Farmstead in the Snow]” made by Elmer Young in 1944.

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

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Christmas Party

Friday, December 25th, 2015

A photograph of the staff Christmas party at Duluth Brewing and Malting Company on December 20, 1947.

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B-24 Bomber

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

A photograph of women working on a B-24 “Liberator” bomber in May, 1944.

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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Texan Crash

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

A scene of a AT-6 “Texan” training fighter plane crash somewhere in Minnesota on June 16, 1944.

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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Beer Faucet

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A beer faucet patented, manufactured, and sold by the Cornelius Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The faucet, patented in 1942, was the invention of company founder Richard T. Cornelius. His patent cites the novelty of a simple faucet constructed with screw machine parts that allows for easy dispensing of liquids. It has a chrome-plated spout with black-handled lever for operating the faucet.

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

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Anti-Saloon Kiosk

Friday, September 4th, 2015

A photograph of an “Anti-Saloon League” kiosk at the 1940 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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