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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.

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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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Wet Concrete

Friday, April 1st, 2016

A photograph of a car that accidentally drove onto wet concrete in downtown Minneapolis on September 12, 1955.

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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Laker Game

Friday, March 25th, 2016

A photograph of the Minneapolis Lakers basketball team in action on their way to beating the Syracuse Nationals 110-95 in the 6th game of the 1950 NBA finals. This would be the Lakers second of five title wins while in Minneapolis. Apr 23, 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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Varsity Letter

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

A varsity letter awarded to Wendell R. Anderson while attending Johnson High School in St. Paul from 1947-50.

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Landing Gear Problem

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The Wold-Chamberlain Airfield crew working on a Northwest airplane that lost its front landing gear on August 2, 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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Emperor Visit

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie visits the Hormel processing plant in Austin, Minnesota on June 9, 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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