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99th Patch

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

A uniform patch, depicting a Viking ship at sea, designed for and worn by members of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate), Company B during World War II. The unit was created at Camp Ripley in 1942 and contained exclusively Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans.

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

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Dutchman’s Breeches

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

A watercolor on paper botanical illustration showing the early woodland wildflower Dutchman’s Breeches. Made by Minnesota artist Lloyd Quackenbush for the WPA Art Project in 1941.

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

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Spring

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A lithograph showing a spring scene with flowering bushes, farm houses and fields. Made for the WPA Federal Art Project in 1941 by Alexander Oja.

For more information, view this print in our collections database.

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A Horse?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

A horse lines up in Minneapolis to buy Defense Bonds on April 3, 1942.

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

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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Gophers Basketball

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Rough play during a December 4, 1949 basketball game between Loyola and the University of Minnesota Gophers.

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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Security Badge

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A World War II-era ID badge for the United States Naval Air Base in Minneapolis, MN. Circa 1942-45. The former Navy air base now houses the Minnesota Air National Guard at MSP International Airport.

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

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Hockey Team

Friday, February 27th, 2015

A photograph of an amateur hockey team sponsored by the Schmidt Brewing Company, taken on March 11, 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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Armored Cars

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A view of M8 Greyhound armored cars rolling off the assembly line at the St. Paul Ford plant on November 14, 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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Bob Hope in Town

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Bob Hope and some fans in Minnesota for the 1949 Aquatennial.

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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Bra for Victory

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Brassiere styled with an American flag pattern. Made by the Vassar Company to promote the company’s war efforts. Vassar Company was purchased by Munsingwear Inc. of Minneapolis. Circa 1940s.

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

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