Dimitri Mitropoulos in a recording studio

Dimitri Mitropoulos in a recording studio

Dimitri Mitropoulos (seated) during a recording of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1945.

Jaspilite (banded iron) formation, Sudan Underground State Park

Jaspilite (banded iron) formation, Sudan Underground State Park

Glacially eroded outcrop of jaspilite (banded iron) formation, Sudan Underground State Park. Photograph by James St. John, June 10, 2015. CC BY-SA 2.0

MN90: The Automatic Pop-Up Toaster

Charles Perkins Strite was tired of burnt toast. So the Minnesota inventor set out to do something about it. Britt Aamodt offers up a tale of a new kind of toaster.

Toastmaster advertisement, 1959

Toastmaster advertisement, 1959

Toastmaster advertisement printed in Ladies’ Home Journal, 1959. Object ID 2008.122.26 from the collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan.

Interior of Herman's Lunch Counter

Interior of Herman's Lunch Counter

The interior of Herman's Lunch Counter (16 South Ninth Street, Minneapolis). The cook at center (possibly Willmer L. Lee) operates a Toastmaster toaster. Photograph by Norton and Peel, July 19, 1955.

Toastmaster advertisement, 1955

Toastmaster advertisement, 1955

Magazine advertisement for the Toastmaster toaster, 1955. Object ID 2008.122.7 from the collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan.

Toastmaster advertisement, 1953

Toastmaster advertisement, 1953

Flier advertising "The Most Distinctly Different Toaster in the World, The Sensational New Toastmaster," 1953. Object ID 94.62.106.2 from the collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan.

Toastmaster advertisement, 1953

Toastmaster advertisement, 1953

Part of a flier (cropped from the original) advertising the "New DeLuxe Toastmaster Toast & Jam Set," 1953. Object ID 94.62.106.4 from the collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan.

Toastmaster advertisement, ca. 1940s

Toastmaster advertisement, ca. 1940s

Segment of a Toastmaster advertisement (cropped from the original) printed in the Saturday Evening Post, ca. 1940s. From box 6 (148.F.4.2F) of the MacMartin Advertising Agency records, 1905–1980. Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Toastmaster advertisement, 1935

Toastmaster advertisement, 1935

Segment of a Toastmaster advertisement, 1935. Cropped from the original. From box 6 (148.F.4.2F) of the MacMartin Advertising Agency records, 1905–1980. Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

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