Black and white photograph of Michael Dowling and a passenger in a car in front of the E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, c.1905.

Michael Dowling and unidentified passenger in an automobile in front of E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis

Michael Dowling and unidentified passenger in an automobile in front of E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, c.1905.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michigan strikers reading bulletin board at strike headquarters, Marenisco, Michigan.

Michigan strikers reading bulletin board at strike headquarters, Marenisco, Michigan.

Michigan strikers reading bulletin board at strike headquarters, Marenisco, Michigan, 1937. The Minnesota Timber Workers Union sent its organizers to coordinate the Michigan strike.

Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken on July 16, 1975 by Steve Plattner.

Mickey's Diner

Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken on July 16, 1975 by Steve Plattner.

Photograph of Mickey's Diner take in 1980 by Henry B. Hall.

Mickey's Diner

Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken in 1980 by Henry B. Hall.

Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken in November of 1982.

Mickey's Diner

Photograph of Mickey's Diner taken in November of 1982.

Police put up a barricade in front of Mickey’s Diner during a protest at the Republican National Convention in September 2008. Photograph taken for MinnPost by Terry Gydesen.

Mickey's Diner during the 2008 Republican National Convention

Police put up a barricade in front of Mickey’s Diner during a protest at the Republican National Convention in September of 2008. Photograph taken for MinnPost by Terry Gydesen.

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