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Bernie Bierman

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

A photograph of University of Minnesota football coach Bernie Bierman being carried off the field after winning his final home game as the Gophers coach, November 18, 1950.

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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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Republican Balloons

Friday, September 16th, 2016

A photograph of balloons being handed out before a Republican Party rally and parade in St. Paul on November 3rd, 1950. The balloons read “Vote for good government. Vote Republican.”

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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Flasher Button

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

A “flasher” button alternating “Vote / DFL / ‘58″ with “VOTE FOR / FREEMAN-McCARTHY”, from Orville Freeman’s gubernatorial re-election campaign and Eugene McCarthy’s United States Senate campaign, 1958.

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Stuck

Friday, September 9th, 2016

“Help, I’m stuck on the elevator!” said the delivery truck. 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.

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Augie on Guitar

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

A photograph showing the internationally famous Mexican-American musician Augie Garcia and his guitar. While he learned traditional Mexican music as a kid, he later played rhythm and blues. What about those shorts? The Twin Cities Music Highlights website (http://www.jeanneandersen.net/garciaaugie.html) has this to say, “The story also goes that while in Hawaii in 1952 he fell in love with Bermuda shorts as a fashion statement. They became his trademark and he wore them winter and summer.”

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Thrillcade

Monday, September 5th, 2016

A photograph of two stunt drivers in action during a “Thrillcade” show at the 1952 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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