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Beer Delivery Wagon

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Beer Delivery Wagon

A photograph from around 1890 showing the Yoerg Brewing Company’s delivery wagon in St. Paul. Anthony Yoerg moved to St. Paul in 1848 and started brewing soon thereafter.

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St. Paul Baseball Opening Day Tag

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

St. Paul Baseball Opening Day Tag

St. Paul Baseball Opening Day Tag, circa 1916.

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View of St. Paul in 1851

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

View of St. Paul in 1851

A quarter plate daguerreotype showing a view of St. Paul at the corner of Third and Robert streets in 1851.

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St. Paddy’s Day in St. Paul

Monday, March 17th, 2014

St. Paddy's Day in St. Paul

A photograph of the 1978 St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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St. Paul daguerreotype

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

St. Paul daguerreotype

A daguerreotype showing a view of St. Paul and the First Baptist Church. Taken in 1851.

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Mississippi River in St. Paul

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Mississippi River in St. Paul

An oil on canvas painting of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul made by Ben Swanson in 1936.

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Truman in St. Paul

Friday, November 8th, 2013

“Truman in St. Paul”

President Truman touring St. Paul during a visit to St. Paul on November 3, 1949.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on November 3, 1949.

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“Steel and Stone” by Robert Edwards

Monday, June 24th, 2013

“Steel and Stone” by Robert EdwardsSteel and Stone by Robert Edwards

Gouache on board painting of the Chicago Great Western Railway Bridge and the Robert Street Bridge in downtown St. Paul, 1987.

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Hmong rice steamer

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Hmong rice steamer

Rice steamer (in Hmong,  lauj ncuab ncus mov or pot making rice) consisting of two parts:  a spittoon-like aluminum vessel and a woven bamboo basket in an elongated cone shape. Purchased in 1995 and used by members of the Hmong community in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Assistant fire chief’s helmet

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Assistant fire chief's helmet

Firefighter’s helmet used by Oscar J. Pederson, Assistant Chief of the St. Paul Fire Department, circa 1940.

For details, view the helmet in our online collections database.

To view more historical firefighting objects, and to learn about the dedication of the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial on September 30, 2012, watch our podcast Firefighting in Minnesota: A Salute to the Fallen.

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