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Can My Monkey Join Too?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A photograph of a Minneapolis truck driver and his pet monkey hearing about the Seabees from a sailor during WWII.

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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Stacks of Peas

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

A photograph of workmen stacking boxes of Green Giant peas in February, 1940. Interestingly, the company wasn’t named Green Giant until 1950. It took its name from these peas (which were originally called Prince of Wales).

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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RR Crash

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A nighttime photograph of the scene after a head-on crash between two locomotives in October, 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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RR Warning

Monday, February 20th, 2017

A warning sign from “Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Co.” intended to be applied to railroad car doors equipped with charcoal heaters: “WARNING / Poisonous Fumes / HEATED CAR” and additional text printed in red and black ink on yellowish white. Circa 1900-1950.

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

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Ping Pong

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A photograph of a sailor and his partner playing table tennis in Minneapolis on December 10, 1942.

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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Fighting for the Ball

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

A photograph of two basketball players fighting for the ball during a Feb 25, 1948 NBL game between the Minneapolis Lakers and the Anderson (Indiana) Packers.

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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Winter Nurse Uniform

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

A United States Cadet Nurse Corp winter uniform from the 1940s which consists of a jacket, skirt, hat and purse, all made of dark gray wool flannel. Jacket has notched lapel collar, button-on shoulder straps, lower front flap pockets, a gray rayon twill lining, and silver Cadet Nurse Corps buttons and insignia. Six-gore skirt with left side zipper placket. Shaped and molded felt hat has a “Cadet Nurse” patch at center front. Label inside reads “Flo / Lill / Models”. U-shaped purse with curved edge, exterior pocket, zipper placket and self fabric shoulder straps. Interior has coin purse and mirror. Label reads “U S CADET NURSE CORPS”.

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Self Portrait

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

An ink and ink wash on paper by Erle Loran, 1944. Titled “Self Portrait”.

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Hauenstein Bottle

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A glass half-gallon beer bottle from John Hauenstein Company of New Ulm, Minnesota, circa 1934-1969. The bottle has a trademark on the silkscreened paper label and the glass factory’s markings on the base.

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Motorbike

Friday, January 6th, 2017

A photograph of two women riding a motorized bicycle on a warm January day in 1942.

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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