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Can Cows Vote?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

A photograph of several Minnesota politicians milking cows during an event outside the State Capitol on June 19, 1940.

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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Feed Sack Apron

Monday, March 28th, 2016

A patchwork half apron made from dress print feed sacks. Circa 1940-50.

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

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Forestry Service Chainsaw

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

A Reed-Prentice “Timberhog B” model two person chainsaw used by members of the Minnesota Forestry Service in the 1940s.

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

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Daughters of Norway Quilt

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

A cotton album block quilt made by 48 members of the Daughters of Norway sewing club of Lanesboro, Minnesota, 1945. Signature of each member is embroidered on the quilt.

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

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Ration Stamps

Friday, March 18th, 2016



A photograph of a woman buying meat at the butcher counter using ration stamps on March 29, 1943.

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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Red Wing Crock

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

A Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. 8-gallon white glazed crock with birch leaves stamped decoration, circa 1910. With a variety of sizes ranging from 2 to 60 gallons, the Red Wing crocks were sold in the thousands in the years between 1877 and 1947.

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

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WWII Aussies

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Two Australian (?) officers having coffee at a Minneapolis O-Club on November 26, 1943.

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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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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