I posted this postcard previously, along with two others showing "The Brightest Christmas City" decorations of downtown Minneapolis, here. This postcard shows the view looking north on Nicollet Avenue from7th Street. Part of a Walgreen's drugstore sign is visible on the left. Donaldson's department store is in the right foreground, and signs for Standard Clothing Company and Powers Department Store can be seen farther up the street.
I thought it would be interesting to focus on the small figures of people on the left. Cropping and enlarging just that section of the photo gives a good view of the fashions and weather. I can almost feel what it would be like to be there walking along a festive, but cold and slippery, street with my hands in me pockets to keep them warm. It must have snowed recently because the type of snow that is clinging to the decorations doesn't last long.
I was hoping that I could get a better view of the license plates and store windows when I enlarged the photo, but the photo wasn't sharp enough for that. I was not able to date the photo, but I think it is probably late 1920s. Minneapolis had similar Christmas decorations for many years, and there are some photos of various years online. However, none of the photos I found online had decorations exactly like these.
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