Thomas Lowry's Ghost
Airbrushed picture of the Foshay tower under construction, Minneapolis (ca. 1928)
(image via Hennepin County Library Minneapolis Photo Collection)

Airbrushed picture of the Foshay tower under construction, Minneapolis (ca. 1928)

(image via Hennepin County Library Minneapolis Photo Collection)

Spring flooding at 43rd & Upton Ave, Minneapolis (1905)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Spring flooding at 43rd & Upton Ave, Minneapolis (1905)

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

WLOL Radio. 1021 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis (1966)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

WLOL Radio. 1021 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis (1966)

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

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

DJ Steve (Crook) Holbrook at the Taste Show Lounge. 5th St. near Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis (ca. 1980)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

DJ Steve (Crook) Holbrook at the Taste Show Lounge. 5th St. near Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis (ca. 1980)

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)


Record Breaker
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)

Record Breaker

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)

Bicycle for four, Minneapolis (ca. 1938)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Bicycle for four, Minneapolis (ca. 1938)

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Advertisement for the West Hotel. 5th & Hennepin, Minneapolis (ca. 1920)
(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Advertisement for the West Hotel. 5th & Hennepin, Minneapolis (ca. 1920)

(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Hennepin Ave & 6th St, Minneapolis (1952)
(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Hennepin Ave & 6th St, Minneapolis (1952)

(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Postcard of Loring Park & Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis (ca. 1917)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)

Postcard of Loring Park & Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis (ca. 1917)

(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)