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

Mickey's Diner

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

Photograph of the interior of Mickey's Diner taken between 1930 and 1939.

Interior of Mickey's Diner

Photograph of the interior of Mickey's Diner taken between 1930 and 1939.

Reid Ray Film Industries films a scene for the movie <em> Cash on the Barrelhead</em> inside Mickey's Diner. Actor William Bendix is at center.

Movie scene filmed inside Mickey's Diner

Reid Ray Film Industries films a scene for the movie Cash on the Barrelhead inside Mickey's Diner circa 1960. Actor William Bendix is at center.

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 on July 16, 1975 by Steve Plattner.

Mickey's Diner

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

Mickey's Diner

Mickey Crimmons and Bert Mattson opened Mickey's Diner, located at 36 West Seventh Street in downtown St. Paul, in 1939. Such diners had gained popularity early in the twentieth century as inexpensive, often all-night, eateries. Built to resemble a rail car, Mickey's was particularly notable for its unique look. Its unusual architecture made it a local landmark, and earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photograph of flour mills and grain elevators overlooking Red Wing’s crowded riverfront, c. 1900.

Red Wing riverfront scene

Flour mills and grain elevators overlook Red Wing’s crowded riverfront, c. 1900.

Late 1860s photograph showing barges along Red Wing's Mississippi River waterfront awaiting wheat for shipment to customers downriver.

Red Wing

This late 1860s photograph shows barges along Red Wing's Mississippi River waterfront awaiting wheat for shipment to customers downriver.

Spectacular Fair: The Minnesota State Fair

In this Collections Up Close video podcast, Minnesota Historical Society collections assistant Christopher Welter shares a few of the thousands of State Fair photographs in the MHS collection, with a special emphasis on the fair’s more spectacular offerings.

Black and white photograph of Red Wing riverfront including remnants of Red Wing Mills, c.1885.

Remnants of Red Wing Mills, c.1885

Remnants of Red Wing Mills ruins are visible next to the plant's 136-foot-high chimney in this photo of the city's Mississippi River waterfront c.1885.

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