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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.

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

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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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Bill on the Ice

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

A photograph of a man, possibly named Bill, out ice-fishing with his home made shelter on January 26, 1948.

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 Mat

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

A red, green and black rubberized fabric placemat advertising Schmidt’s City Club Beer, with an image of the Schmidt Brewery of Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa 1940.

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

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Army Glider

Friday, December 16th, 2016

A photograph of a Northwestern Aeronautical spokesman showing off the MN made US Army CG-4A Transport Glider at an April, 1943 show in 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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Turkey Button

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

A Turkey Day button from Worthington, Minnesota. The front reads “KING TURKEY DAY / OCT. 1 1947 / WORTHINGTON MINNESOTA / 2229″ with image of a crowned strutting tom. Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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Faribault Postcard

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A postcard from the 1940s that says “Greetings from Faribault Minnesota. The Peony Capital of the World.” Faribault was home to the Brand Peony Farm which once grew over 1000 varieties of peonies.

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

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Gophers Game

Friday, November 11th, 2016

A photograph of play during a November 5, 1949 University of Minnesota football game vs. Iowa. The gophers won 24-7.

For more things football, come to St. Paul and see our new exhibit, Gridiron Glory open now.

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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3M Souvenir

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

A Lucite-encased sample of the first commercial Scotch brand magnetic tape produced by 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1947.

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1940s Stove

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A white enamel Roper gas kitchen stove featuring four stove-top burners, two ovens and a storage drawer. Metal body of appliance is finished with white enamel and chrome trim. Below oven is burner compartment and shelf which could be used as warming oven, and there is a broiler oven on the left. Stove was owned by Homer and Eileen McIntire of Waseca, Minnesota, circa 1949.

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