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Zenith Clock

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A maroon plastic electric radio with alarm clock made by the Zenith Radio Corporation in the 1950s.

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John’s Place

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

An advertising card for “John’s Place” (Yuen Faung Low) a Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Opened in 1883 as the Canton Cafe, it was the first Chinese restaurant in the state. This card probably dates from the 1950’s.

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

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2,000,000th Ford

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A photograph celebrating the 2,000,000th Ford made in Minnesota on October 6, 1956.

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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Riot

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A photograph of staff cleaning up the Stillwater Prison after an April 11, 1953 riot involving hundreds of inmates smashing windows and throwing books.

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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Eisenhower in Town

Friday, July 15th, 2016

A photograph of President Eisenhower arriving in Minnesota for the 1953 Jaycees Convention.

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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Baseball Awards

Friday, July 8th, 2016

A photograph of Bob Wilson and Jack Cassini of the St. Paul Saints receiving awards before an August 30, 1952 baseball 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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Cleaning at the Capitol

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A photograph of two workmen cleaning the Governor’s Reception room and the painting “The Signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux” on November 9, 1951.

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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Coffee Pot

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A Sunbeam Coffeemaster Model 30A vacuum drip coffee pot from the 1950s with electric heating element. It consists of two bulbous chrome aluminum pots that may be joined together, the upper for grounds and hot water, the lower to receive the coffee.

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

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Bookmobile

Friday, June 17th, 2016

A photograph of a group of kids visiting the Minneapolis Public Library bookmobile in 1952.

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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Space-O

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

A “Space-O” card game for kids made by Arrco Playing Card Company, circa 1950s-60s. It is played by passing cards to the left until one player has a complete set.

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

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