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Southdale Center: The First Indoor Shopping Mall: Images & Artifacts

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Red Owl Store Photograph Collection
The collection includes both commercial prints depicting grocery displays and various snapshots of employees and shoppers at the Red Owl Store in the Southdale Shopping Center in Edina, Minnesota. Products and brands featured are Wheaties, Coca-Cola, several Red Owl canned and bagged goods, Fairmont, Post, Pillsbury, Kraft, as well as produce and non-food items. The images were compiled by Leonard Engstrom who managed the Red Owl Store at the time the photographs were taken.
MNHS call number: Selected images available online
MNHS call number: Visual Collection I.404

Sample Images at MNHS

      The new F.W. Woolworth store at Southdale, 1956. Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina, October 4, 1956.  


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