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Olympics Patch

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

A United States Olympic Hockey Team patch. Used by Wendell Anderson during his time on the 1956 United States Olympic Hockey Team.

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

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Snow Problem

Friday, November 18th, 2016

A photograph of a truck driver with a slight problem in the snow outside the Cathedral of St. Paul on November 8, 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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October Farm

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A watercolor on paper painting titled “October Farm” by Minnesota artist Adolf Dehn. Made in 1954.

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

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Lumber Scale

Monday, November 14th, 2016

An “Andersen Corporation” pocket lumber scale showing a graduated measuring scale for determining the number of board feet in rough-sawed lumber. From the 1950s.

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

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Pheasant Hunt

Friday, November 4th, 2016

A photograph of a successful pheasant hunt in the fall of 1950.

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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Nursery Rhyme Drinking Straws

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

A package of 100 Mother Goose Drinking Straws. Circa 1945-1955.

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

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Paper Airplanes

Friday, October 28th, 2016

A photograph of a man throwing paper airplanes off the Foshay tower observation deck as a promotional stunt for the movie “Men of the Fighting Lady” on June 6, 1954.

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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Elvis Fan

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A photograph of a girl screaming during a May 13, 1956 Elvis Presley concert at the St. Paul Auditorium. A St. Paul cop stands by.

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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Dance Costume

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

A women’s dance costume for “The Wild, Wild Women”, which premiered March 26, 1953. Synthetic knit split-personality dress with zipper back. Red glove with black fringe on cuff. Straight pin with black and rhinestone decoration. Designed and made by Robert Moulton. Worn by Gertrude Lippincott of Minnesota. Lippincott was a prominent dancer, choreographer and teacher.

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

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Safety Posters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

A photograph of three people reviewing safety posters in 1950, including “Label All Poisons” and “Do Not Smoke in Bed”.

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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