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Minneapolis skyline from the Exposition Building tower (1940)

One of my favorite Minneapolis blogs, Thomas Lowry’s Ghost, is curated by Andy Gifford. Pulling images from various historical archives, he creates a curious portrait of the city that feels somewhere between history and fiction.

Crossing the street in front of Peggy's Potato Pancake Shop (!!)
Crossing the street in front of Peggy’s Potato Pancake Shop (!!)
Arion’s All-Blind Band. 3rd Avenue South (1937)
Arion’s All-Blind Band. 3rd Avenue South (1937)
4th Street, Minneapolis (1952)
4th Street, Minneapolis (1952)
Steeplejack doing a handstand on the Maurice Rothschild & Company sign, Nicollet Avenue and 4th Street (ca. 1925)
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Loeb Lunchette, 511 Hennepin Avenue (1955)
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Washington Avenue between Park & Chicago Avenues (1977)
The Point Lunchroom (1954)
The Point Lunchroom (1954)
Marigold Ballroom, 1336 Nicollet Avenue (1953)
Marigold Ballroom, 1336 Nicollet Avenue (1953)
4th Street and Marquette (1951)
4th Street and Marquette (1951)
Columbia Hotel. Gateway District (1937)
Columbia Hotel. Gateway District (1937)
Donut counter at Kresge’s Department Store (1943)
Donut counter at Kresge’s Department Store (1943)
Stone Arch Bridge (ca. 1905)
Stone Arch Bridge (ca. 1905)

Photos courtesy of:
Minnesota Reflections

Hennepin Country Library

Minnesota Historical Society

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