First Avenue: Images

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 8, 2019
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, 
Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137,

First Avenue: Images

These images may be used for editorial purposes in magazines, newspapers and online to promote “First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom,” opening May 4, 2019, at the Minnesota History Center. Credit information is listed.


Greyhound Bus Depot around 1937 MNHS collections

Greyhound Bus Depot, located at First Avenue North and Seventh Street, Minneapolis, about 1937.

Photograph by Charles W. Howson Company, MNHS collections

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First Avenue in 1990 photo by Daniel Corrigan

First Avenue & 7th St. Entry in 1990.

Photo/Daniel Corrigan

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Disco dancers at Uncle Sam’s about 1977 photo by Seven Laboe

Disco dancers at Uncle Sam’s, about 1977.

Photograph by Steven Laboe

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Grant Hart bass drum MNHS collections

Bass drum used by Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü with handwritten lyrics to the song “Diane” from the album Metal Circus, released in 1983.

MNHS collections

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Prince Purple Rain suit MNHS collections

Clothing worn by Prince in the movie “Purple Rain,” 1984.

MNHS collections, gift of PRN production

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concert calendar July 1986 MNHS collections

First Avenue calendar from July 1986.


MNHS collections

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Run Westy Run photo by Jay Smiley

Run Westy Run. 7th Street Entry, late ‘90s.


Photograph by Jay Smiley

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Doomtree van photo by Dessa

Doomtree purchased this van in 2011 to go on tour. They donated it to the exhibit and it has been transformed into a multimedia piece about “getting to the gig.”



Photograph by Dessa

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