A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
WTCN-TV employee with an Emerson television set, 1949.
Twin City Television Lab broadcasting at the Minnesota State Fair, 1947.
Arvin television console made by Noblitt-Sparks Industries, Columbus, Indiana, c.1950.
WDGY radio tower, 1947. Photographed by the Minneapolis Star Journal. The optometry shop of Dr. George Young, the founder of WDGY, is visible below the tower.
Orpheus televisor made by Roth-Downs Manufacturing, c.1928.
Minnesota State Fair-goers at KSTP television cameras of the telemobile, 1947.
Minnesota was a pioneer in the early years of broadcast television. From the 1920s through the 1960s, local stations achieved many national firsts and produced enduring TV legends.
Diagram of the Thermo King Model A included in Frederick M. Jones’ 1939 patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Front component of a Thermo King Model C. Image is from the Frederick M. Jones papers, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.
Thermo King unit, c.1960. Image is from the Frederick M. Jones Papers, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.
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