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Faribault Postcard

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A postcard from the 1940s that says “Greetings from Faribault Minnesota. The Peony Capital of the World.” Faribault was home to the Brand Peony Farm which once grew over 1000 varieties of peonies.

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

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Postcard from Moorhead

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

A postcard depicting the “Magic Aquarium Bar and Liquor Store” in Moorhead, Minnesota. 1940.

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

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Breakfast in Minnesota!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The Huffington Post has once again posted our submission on one of the Collections Department’s favorite topics – breakfast!

Take a look and enjoy!

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Firehouse

Monday, June 15th, 2015

A block print on paper showing a firehouse on the East side of St. Paul. Made by Gary Egger in 1980.

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

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Bloomington Letter

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015



A blue and gold K-shaped felt and chenille Bloomington Kennedy High School letter, embellished with the word “Bloomington” embroidered diagonally across the K. 1960s.

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

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Ink Blotter

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A rectangular paperboard ink blotter with depiction of Indian woman advertising for Wabasha Roller Mills, Minnesota, circa 1920.

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

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Mendota South

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

A woodcut print on paper titled “Mendota South” made by Alexander Masley in 1935.

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

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Winter One Hundred Years Ago

Friday, December 5th, 2014


We’ve been asked by The Huffington Post to start blogging on their site. This provides an exciting national platform for Minnesota history!

To see more images like the one below check out our newest post, Winter One Hundred Years Ago 2014-15!

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St. Paul Street Scene

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

An oil on masonite painting of a St. Paul street scene made by Minnesota artist Arthur Allie in the 1930s.

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

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View of a River

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

An untitled oil on canvas painting made by Minnesota artist Alice Hugy.

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

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