Fading Ads of the Twin Cities
On brick buildings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, overlooked, fleeting symbols chronicle the cities’ past. Champion, John Deere and International Harvester still tout their agricultural equipment, and Gold Medal and Pillsbury Flour remind everyone where these now global companies began. Weathered proclamations from Grain Belt, Jacob Schmidt and Gluek’s Beer offer glimpses into early local brewing. Ads from Schmitt Music and Dahl Violin Shop recall a thriving art scene. Local hardware stores like Welna Ace Hardware and grocery stores like J.H. Allen & Co. Grocers and Schoen’s Home Grocery hawk long-gone wares through elegant painted announcements. Join photographer and author Jay Grammond for a fascinating journey through Twin Cities history.
Contributor(s): Grammond, Jay (Author)
ISBN: 1467148741 EAN: 9781467148740
Publisher: History Press
Pub Date: January 24, 2022