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Flour Bag Dress

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

A large cloth flapper-style sack dress made out of a 100 lb Pillsbury’s XXXX Patent Flour bag. Probably made in the 1940s.

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

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Trashcan

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A photograph of two Minneapolis boys inside a “Help Keep Your Parks Clean” trash can, on July 14, 1941.

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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Merchant Marine Medal

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A United States Merchant Marine World War II Victory medal consists of a bronze disc showing a female figure holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, standing in a desert landscape. The reverse shows an anchor within a rope circle, around which is wound a ribbon marked “Firmitas”, “Adversaria” and “Superat”. Arranged in a circle around the edge is “United States Merchant Marine / 1941-1945″.

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Freedom Train

Friday, June 10th, 2016

A photograph of two youngsters looking at the original Bill of Rights on the “Freedom Train” during its May 4, 1948 visit to Minneapolis.

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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X-Ray

Friday, May 27th, 2016

A photograph of four women watching a body builder flex in front of an x-ray machine on May 27, 1947.

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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Hamm’s Hat

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A Hamm’s beer cap of green cotton twill used in the 1940s.

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Searching the River

Friday, May 6th, 2016

A photograph of two Minneapolis police officers searching for a drowning victim with the Gluek’s Brewery in the background on April 3, 1947.

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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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.

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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.

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