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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

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina     Sewing department at Donaldson, 1956     The new F.W. Woolworth store at Southdale, 1956.     Rooster parking lot, Southdale Center, Edina, 1964

Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina, October 4, 1956.     Interior, Marshall Well's Company, Southdale Center, Edina, 1956    Garden Court - Southdale Shopping Center, Edina, Approximately 1965     Coffee display at the Red Owl Store, Southdale Mall, Edina, 1957

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