Notes from a talk at the Hennepin History Museum.
Nye’s Polonaise: one of 37 piano bars in Minneapolis in 1974
Notes from a talk about dive bar history in Minneapolis and St Paul.
A Foreign Country is a comic about history that interprets everyday life from the past as found in old newspapers and photographs.
A roadside stop at the Oregon Coast is a charming throwback to convenience stores of yesteryear.
Made in the 1860s, these illustrated photo albums feel ahead of their time.
Vintage maps of train travel time from New York to the West.
Dismantled in 1943, one tiny piece of this old bridge still remains.
I get a charge out of place names that refer to the original landscape features of a place before they were bulldozed into oblivion for parking lots, roads, and buildings. Around these parts, we have suburbs like Maple Grove, Forest Lake, Eden Prairie, and so on—once you start looking, these names are everywhere. But it’s not … Read More
Potato pancake shops, all-blind street bands, ballrooms, bicycles, corner lunchrooms and a distinctly northern noir vibe.
Started in 1917, the old Jefferson Highway connected Winnipeg to New Orleans.
I do love little mysteries like this—I mean, who are these dudes my great-grandpa is hanging out with under a number of various photo shooting scenarios? Found in a box at my grandparent’s house, these are going to require a little sleuthing.