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Can My Monkey Join Too?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A photograph of a Minneapolis truck driver and his pet monkey hearing about the Seabees from a sailor during WWII.

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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Ping Pong

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A photograph of a sailor and his partner playing table tennis in Minneapolis on December 10, 1942.

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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Winter Nurse Uniform

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

A United States Cadet Nurse Corp winter uniform from the 1940s which consists of a jacket, skirt, hat and purse, all made of dark gray wool flannel. Jacket has notched lapel collar, button-on shoulder straps, lower front flap pockets, a gray rayon twill lining, and silver Cadet Nurse Corps buttons and insignia. Six-gore skirt with left side zipper placket. Shaped and molded felt hat has a “Cadet Nurse” patch at center front. Label inside reads “Flo / Lill / Models”. U-shaped purse with curved edge, exterior pocket, zipper placket and self fabric shoulder straps. Interior has coin purse and mirror. Label reads “U S CADET NURSE CORPS”.

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Army Glider

Friday, December 16th, 2016

A photograph of a Northwestern Aeronautical spokesman showing off the MN made US Army CG-4A Transport Glider at an April, 1943 show in Minneapolis.

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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Pacific Theater

Friday, October 14th, 2016

A photograph of a WPA made exhibit at the St. Paul Science Museum describing the WWII Pacific Theater in 1942.

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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Too Many Buttons

Friday, August 12th, 2016

A photograph of a man with one too many 1942 “On to Victory” Minneapolis Aquatennial buttons.

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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Merchant Marine Medal

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A United States Merchant Marine World War II Victory medal consists of a bronze disc showing a female figure holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, standing in a desert landscape. The reverse shows an anchor within a rope circle, around which is wound a ribbon marked “Firmitas”, “Adversaria” and “Superat”. Arranged in a circle around the edge is “United States Merchant Marine / 1941-1945″.

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Ration Stamps

Friday, March 18th, 2016



A photograph of a woman buying meat at the butcher counter using ration stamps on March 29, 1943.

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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WWII Aussies

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Two Australian (?) officers having coffee at a Minneapolis O-Club on November 26, 1943.

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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U of M ID Card

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A WWII era ID card for Marjorie Cox from the University of Minnesota.

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