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“Haylift Crash”

Friday, April 11th, 2014

“Haylift Crash”

The aftermath of a May 5, 1950 airplane crash near the Minneapolis airport. The 3 crew and 28 ROTC passengers of the Curtiss C-46 survived the crash. The plane was named “The Haylift Express” because it once delivered hay to snowbound North Dakota farmers, the animal heads on the side of the plane designate completed Haylift missions.

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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“Soda Fountain Scene”

Friday, March 28th, 2014

“Soda Fountain Scene”

A photograph of a Minneapolis drugstore soda fountain on March 26, 1950.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer.

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Fiddle-Bow Bill postcard

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Fiddle-Bow Bill postcard

A Fiddle-Bow Bill and His Dew Valley Acorns postcard promoting their appearance at the Midway Garden sometime in the 1950s.

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“Fishing and Schmidts”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

“Fishing and Schmidts”

A staged photo of a woman in a fishing boat with a large walleye and a 6-pack of Schmidt City Club beer, May 15, 1950.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on May 15, 1950.

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Free Snow

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Free Snow

A woman putting out a “Free Snow” sign after a heavy snow storm hit Minneapolis in 1951.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on March 14, 1951.

For details, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Artist and her pig

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Artist and her pig

The Minneapolis Artist/Printmaker Eunice Spicer Latham and her pet pig Susie in 1950.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on January 15, 1950.

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Gorgeous Geroge

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Gorgeous Geroge

Professional wrestler Gorgeous George walking to the ring during a April 10, 1950 match in Minneapolis.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on April 10, 1950.

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“Hockey Fight”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

“Hockey Fight”

Breaking up a fight between University of Minnesota and Harvard hockey players, December 30, 1950.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on December 30, 1950.

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Sno-Scooter

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Sno-Scooter

Red and yellow painted wood Sno Scooter manufactured by the White Bear Company of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Circa 1955.

For details, view this scooter in our collections database.

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“Lakers vs. Globetrotters”

Friday, November 29th, 2013

“Lakers vs. Globetrotters”

Action during a Minneapolis Lakers game against the Harlem Globetrotters the day before the Lakers started the NBA playoffs.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on March 20, 1950.

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