Thomas Lowry's Ghost

Jul 13

Two streetcar motor men posing for portrait, Minneapolis. (ca. 1910)
(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Two streetcar motor men posing for portrait, Minneapolis. (ca. 1910)

(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Jul 12

Minneapolis Base Ball Club, champions of 1896
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Minneapolis Base Ball Club, champions of 1896

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Jul 11

The HIstoryapolis Project:

By the late 1930s, Minneapolis was on the skids. The city’s industries were in decline and the community had developed a national reputation for ethnic and labor conflict. The Teamsters’ Strike of 1934 was a pivotal moment for city leaders, who resolved to work together to re-brand the Mill City as the City of Lakes. The Aquatennial Festival was launched in 1939 as part of this broader public relations effort. The lavish Aqua Follies–held each year at Thedore Wirth Pool in Wirth Park–was the centerpiece of this glitzy civic extravaganza. Here we have the cover from the Aqua Follies program from 1946. Image is from the collection of the Hennepin History Museum, which has the most extensive collection of Aquatennial material in the city.

The HIstoryapolis Project:

By the late 1930s, Minneapolis was on the skids. The city’s industries were in decline and the community had developed a national reputation for ethnic and labor conflict. The Teamsters’ Strike of 1934 was a pivotal moment for city leaders, who resolved to work together to re-brand the Mill City as the City of Lakes. The Aquatennial Festival was launched in 1939 as part of this broader public relations effort. The lavish Aqua Follies–held each year at Thedore Wirth Pool in Wirth Park–was the centerpiece of this glitzy civic extravaganza. Here we have the cover from the Aqua Follies program from 1946. Image is from the collection of the Hennepin History Museum, which has the most extensive collection of Aquatennial material in the city.

Jul 10

Postcard of Lake Harriet (1908)
(image via LakesnWoods)

Postcard of Lake Harriet (1908)

(image via LakesnWoods)

Jul 09

"Minneapolis’ Popular Priced Hotels" (ca. 1940)
(image via LakesnWoods)

"Minneapolis’ Popular Priced Hotels" (ca. 1940)

(image via LakesnWoods)

Jul 08

Ad for Grain Belt Beer (1934)
(image via Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Ad for Grain Belt Beer (1934)

(image via Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Jul 07

Ads for union restaurants in Minneapolis (1950)
(image via Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Ads for union restaurants in Minneapolis (1950)

(image via Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Jul 06

Advertisement for Grain Belt Beer (1912)
(image via the Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Advertisement for Grain Belt Beer (1912)

(image via the Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Jul 05

Ad for Rossman Clemons Clothiers (ca. 1945)
(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Ad for Rossman Clemons Clothiers (ca. 1945)

(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Jul 04

thomaslowrysghost:

Fireworks at Lake Harriet. July 4th, 1911.
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Reblogged from last 4th of July. Enjoy your day, everyone!

thomaslowrysghost:

Fireworks at Lake Harriet. July 4th, 1911.

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Reblogged from last 4th of July. Enjoy your day, everyone!