Thomas Lowry's Ghost

Jul 21

"Streamliner Passenger Train crossing Mississippi River over Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minn” (1943)
(image via LakesnWoods)

"Streamliner Passenger Train crossing Mississippi River
over Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minn” (1943)

(image via LakesnWoods)

Jul 20

Gas station. Washington Ave S, Minneapolis (1937)
(image via Library of Congress)

Gas station. Washington Ave S, Minneapolis (1937)

(image via Library of Congress)

Jul 19

Minneapolis Aquatennial parade (ca. 1960)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Minneapolis Aquatennial parade (ca. 1960)

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Jul 18

Architectural proposal for City Beautiful-style approach to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (shown on the right) at East 24th St. (1917)
(image via Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Photo Collection)

Architectural proposal for City Beautiful-style approach to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (shown on the right) at East 24th St. (1917)

(image via Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Photo Collection)

Jul 17

"A Glimpse Of What Goes On Inside Of Dayton’s" (ca. 1936)
(image via Lost Twin Cities FB Page)

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"A Glimpse Of What Goes On Inside Of Dayton’s" (ca. 1936)

(image via Lost Twin Cities FB Page)

Jul 16

Front page of Local 574’s newspaper The Organizer, announcing the beginning of the Teamsters’ Trucker Strike in Minneapolis on July 16th, 1934.

The Gods of fate do so decree
That man must fight to win.
That classes rise and classes fall
Amid the battles’ din
That nowhere else
And nowhow else
Can workers sound their hour,
Except by standing toe to toe
And fighting strongly with the foe
Will win their way to power

(image and text via Minnesota Reflections)

Front page of Local 574’s newspaper The Organizer, announcing the beginning of the Teamsters’ Trucker Strike in Minneapolis on July 16th, 1934.

The Gods of fate do so decree

That man must fight to win.

That classes rise and classes fall

Amid the battles’ din

That nowhere else

And nowhow else

Can workers sound their hour,

Except by standing toe to toe

And fighting strongly with the foe

Will win their way to power

(image and text via Minnesota Reflections)

Jul 15

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Jul 14

Thomas Van Lear was mayor of Minneapolis from 1917-1919. He was also the city’s first (and last) Socialist mayor. Shown here in an advertisement from 1912 when he was a purveyor of union made cigars.
(image via the Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

Thomas Van Lear was mayor of Minneapolis from 1917-1919. He was also the city’s first (and last) Socialist mayor. Shown here in an advertisement from 1912 when he was a purveyor of union made cigars.

(image via the Minneapolis Labor Review archives)

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)