Quick note on my last pic…
I’m usually pretty leery of posting pictures like this for reasons mostly rooted in white male privilege. Historically, Minneapolis has not been very kind to people who weren’t white men.
So when I come across something like scenes from a predominately African American nightclub from the 1980s, I’m trying to show it in the correct light. Personally, I would be fascinated to know more about minority bar subculture. It’s not easy to come across, so I was pretty stoked to find out that this nightclub, sitting smack-dab in what is now the Warehouse District, existed.
This blog is mostly milquetoast by definition. I’d feel like an ass if I didn’t mention that posted that pic, while amusing without context, as a greater understanding to what I try and do here. And remember: my lil’ “ask me anything” jobber is always open if you want to know more about how I come about things or my feelings on binge-watching or geo-political tumult or male-pattern baldness or what ever. Keep stopping by!
✌ ❤ ☺, Andy
1917 Auto Show to Start Today
Has Twice as Many Exhibits as Any Previous Event.
MAKES SPECIAL BID TO SIGHTSEER CLAN
Time Is All Week – Place, Mazda Building, Broadway Near Central.
The 1917 Auto show, the tenth, given annually under the auspices of the Minneapolis Automobile Trade association, will open this morning at the National Mazda Lamp building. Aside from probable delays in the arrival of some of the displays coming from the Chicago Auto show on account of extreme weather, 10 great show rooms, averaging each 12,000 square feet of floor space, will have their exhibits in place, classified so as to afford direct comparisons of models of more makes than will be shown at any other auto show this year.
Twice As Big This Year.
The show will be double the size and have double the number of exhibits and floor space of any previous show, equalling the great auto shows held at New York and Chicago in all essentials and surpassing them in some.
As an advance spectacle 300 automobiles decorated in white and black, many with white plumes and flags and each bearing white robed and white hooded “night riders,” took part in a Ku Klux Klan auto parade which toured the downtown district yesterday afternoon and then paid a visit to the St. Paul outdoor sports carnival
(image & text via Star Tribune’s Yesterday News blog)
Advertisement for the West Hotel. 5th & Hennepin, Minneapolis (ca. 1920)
(image via Minnesota Reflections)
Flyer for show at the 7th Street Entry featuring Black Flag with openers The Replacements (1981)
(image via TC Punk)