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Porky

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Porky! The Famous Pig with only two legs getting a scrub down by his owner in September 1946.

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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Off-Loading

Friday, July 18th, 2014

A Bristol Type 170 Freighter aircraft off-loading a car at Wold-Chamberlain Field in 1946.

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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Barn

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

A watercolor painting on paper of a barn made by Minnesota artist Bob Brown in the 1930s or 40s.

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

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July 4th Baseball

Friday, July 4th, 2014

July 4th Baseball

A Saint Paul Saints baseball player coming home during a July 4th, 1949 game.

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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Bomb Targets

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Bomb Targets

A woman looking at a map of possible nuclear (?) bomb targets in Minneapolis, July 8, 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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Boxing Trophy

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Boxing Trophy

Boxer Elmer “Kid Violent” Ray at home with one of his heavyweight boxing trophies on August 20th, 1946.

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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Medal of Honor Recipient

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor recipient Donald E. Rudolph of Minneapolis, Minnesota visits his old principal at North High, October 4, 1945.

An “Eisenhower” field jacket belonging to Donald Rudolph was featured in the Item of the Day post for May 12, 2014. You can view that post here.

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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Army master sergeant’s field jacket

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Army master sergeant's field jacket

U.S. Army master sergeant’s “Eisenhower” field jacket that belonged to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Donald E. Rudolph of South Haven, MN. The jacket has a 5th Army patch on the left sleeve shoulder, a 6th Division patch on the right sleeve shoulder and chevrons for the rank of master sergeant on each sleeve above the elbow. It also has ribbon bars for the Congressional Medal of Honor, Bronze Star, Purple Heart (with one oak leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct, American Defense Service, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (with two battle stars and a spearhead), National Defense Service, Philippine Liberation, and WWII Victory medals.

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

To see a photograph of Donald Rudolph in 1945 please see this Star Tribune newspaper photograph in our collections database.

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Tattoos

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Tattoos

A bald man getting a tattoo on the top of his head, January 23, 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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Aesop

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Aesop

Minnesota has long had a vibrant science fiction writing community. Clifford Simak was one of its brightest stars; this is one of his early works, “Aesop,” published in 1947 in Astounding Science Fiction.

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

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