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Willie Mays

Friday, May 20th, 2016

A photograph of Minneapolis Miller player Willie Mays sliding into third base during a May 7, 1951 game against Louisville.

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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25th Division Insignia

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

A United States Army 25th Division shoulder patch insignia, circa 1950. The device consists of a red taro leaf bordered in gold, against which is set a gold lightning bolt. The division is based in Hawaii.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Visit

Friday, May 13th, 2016

A photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright visiting the Southdale Mall on November 27, 1956. According to the Minneapolis Star, he hated the mall … and the weather.

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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Boxcar Sign

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A sign with skull and crossbones reversed out in white on black and the words “DANGER / KEEP OUT / GAS FUMES”. They were intended for posting on boxcar exteriors. Latest date 1960.

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Baseball Jersey

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

A short-sleeved wool flannel baseball uniform jersey with a button-closure front opening. The shirt reads “WACONIA” across the breast and has the number “9″ applied on the back.

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Basketball Star Runs

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A photograph of former Minnesota Lakers professional basketball player George Mikan campaigns with President Eisenhower on October 16, 1956. Mikan lost his race for the US Congress to incumbent Roy Wier.

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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Wool Jacket

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A Field and Stream red wool jacket. Manufactured by Gordon & Ferguson, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1950s.

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Bundt Pan Box

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A cardboard container for the Nordic Ware Bundt Brand jumbo fluted tube pan made of formed aluminum. Made in the 1950s.

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DQ Sign

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

A promotional sign advertising the Dairy Queen Fruit Salad sundae. Created by National Dairy Queen Development Company in1955.

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Army Helmet

Monday, April 4th, 2016

A M1 helmet liner made of plastic and painted olive on the exterior has “PALM” hand-lettered below an affixed viking-horn helmet decal of the 47th Infantry Division. The sides of the helmet each have a painted staff sergeant rank insignias. Inside has a cotton webbing suspension with leather sweatband and metal clasps. Worn by Rollyn Palm of Stillwater, Minnesota, who was killed in action serving in the Korean War. Circa 1950-1953.

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