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.
This week’s favorite links!
The predecessor to Pantone?
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
Started in 1917, the old Jefferson Highway connected Winnipeg to New Orleans.
[ezcol_1third]Finding old Berlin: Photographs and notes about uncovering the lingering past in Berlin’s buildings. From 2008–2013, I made a practice of slipping through the open doors of Berlin’s old buildings whenever I had the chance. The buildings in this project are located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, which had the dubious distinction at the time of … Read More