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“Stuck in a Coke machine”

Friday, March 21st, 2014

“Stuck in a Coke machine”

Workmen cutting open a Coke vending machine after a boy gets his hand stuck.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on May 20, 1948.

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WPA Chest

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

WPA Chest

Stencil painted and stained wooden chest with two hinged lids. Floral paintings at top corners of each side panel consist of stenciled green leaves and blue flowers with yellow centers. There are also stencil paintings of floral/filigree at each lid outside corner as well as two identical stencil paintings in blues, greens and yellows on front and back. These consist of two couples, in folk costume, dancing between flowers. Negative space is used in each to imply shape. Made for the Works Progress Administration / Federal Art Project St. Paul Handicraft Project, circa 1935 – 1942.

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“Melting Ice Palace”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

“Melting Ice Palace”

The 1947 St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace melting during warm weather, January 27, 1947.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on January 27, 1947.

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“Downtown Fire”

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

“Downtown Fire

Scene of a fire at the Snyder Drug Store at 8th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis on March 1, 1947.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on March 1, 1947.

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“North Country Lake”

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A lithograph on paper showing a Northern Minnesota landscape made by Adolf Dehn in 1949.

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H.H.H. waves goodbye

Monday, January 13th, 2014

H.H.H. waves goodbye

On this day, January 13th in 1978 Hubert H. Humphrey died at the age of 67. This newspaper photograph shows Humphrey waving goodbye to the Minneapolis Mayor’s office after he won a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1948. He would be elected as Vice President in 1964 and ran for President in 1968.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on November 30, 1948.

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Lakers Basketball

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Lakers Basketball

Action during a 1948 basketball game between the Minneapolis Lakers and the Providence Steamrollers.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on November 24, 1948.

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Miss Minnesota Gown

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Miss MN Gown

Ash-blue rayon faille strapless evening gown with a draped apron effect. Worn by Beatrice Bella (BeBe) Shopp, as Miss Minnesota, for Miss America evening gown competition (9/10/1948) and while being crowned Miss America 1948.

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“Candy Canes”

Friday, December 13th, 2013

“Candy Canes

A Minneapolis candy maker with big and small candy-canes.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on November 4, 1946.

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“Scraping Ice”

Friday, December 6th, 2013

“Scraping Ice”

An ambulance driver scraping the ice off his windshield during a December 9, 1949 snowstorm.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on December 9, 1949.

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