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Anti-Saloon Kiosk

Friday, September 4th, 2015

A photograph of an “Anti-Saloon League” kiosk at the 1940 Minnesota State Fair.

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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Shotgun Sign

Friday, August 21st, 2015

A view of workmen installing a shotgun sign outside the Kennedy Bros. Arms Company building in downtown St. Paul in October, 1949.

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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WAVES Uniform

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

A United States Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (W.A.V.E.S.) dress blue uniform consists of a jacket and six-gore skirt of very dark blue wool gabardine. Worn by Pharmacist’s Mate Marjorie Everson (Mrs. Kenneth Lukeart) who served as a Pharmacist’s Mate, 2nd Class at the United States Naval Hospital in Saint Albans, New York, during World War II.

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Freedom Train

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

An exterior view of the “Freedom Train” which visited Minneapolis on May 4, 1948 and which carried the original versions of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights.

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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Rural Landscape

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

A screenprint on paper showing a rural landscape with a barn, horses and fields. Made by Syd Fossum in 1947.

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Fish Trophy

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

A painted wooden fish with metal fins and a synthetic fur coat mounted to wood plaque. The “trophy” was crafted by Dr. Alfred Tangen, circa 1948. The poem affixed to the plaque reads:

It got so cold in ‘48
We used icicles for our bait!
The fish all huddled in a school
(an energy conservation pool).
They shook and shivered until when
Their numbers dwindled down to ten.
So Mother Nature did her thing
Her adaptation rule is king.
I hesitate this tale to share,
The naked fish did sorely fare.
The fish I’d seen were always bare
The one I caught was wearing hair!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Horse?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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

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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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