Downtown : Minneapolis in the 1970s
Arrives by Tue, Feb 25
Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
About This Item
Mike Evangelist, a seventeen-year-old from the suburbs, found everything about the city to be amazing. This "introvert with a camera" turned his lens to the scenes around him--young women hitching a ride, a disabled vet selling pencils, stylish shoppers strolling Nicollet Mall, once-grand movie houses on Hennepin Avenue--capturing a vibrant and rapidly changing city. Forty years later, he has unearthed this trove of images that vividly reflect a memorable time in Minneapolis. Writer and artist Andy Sturdevant, who has been called "the preeminent wit, flâneur, and psycho-historian of the Twin Cities," explores these streets as a congenial companion, commenting with a sharp eye and thoughtful insights.
Do you miss the seventies? Did you miss the seventies? Downtown takes you there.
"Mike takes us on a visual odyssey of a Minneapolis long gone by. A compelling look at a city on the verge of social and political change; the home of Hubert Humphrey and Mary Tyler Moore. A place where Purple People Eaters reigned supreme before the world heard of Purple Rain. It's a lovely remembrance of the Minneapolis that once was--and a thoughtful look at how far we've come."
--Robyne Robinson, Arts and Culture Director, Airport Foundation MSP
"I prowled the streets and avenues and establishments of Minneapolis in the 1970s as a cub. Mike and Andy have stopped a clock that has been slowly ticking. I remember, vividly, these stories, the buildings, and even the faces look familiar. It is a family album long lost, returned at long last."
--Don Shelby, former anchor and reporter for WCCO-TV and Radio
Minnesota Historical Society Press
|Number of Pages|
Mike Evangelist; Andy Sturdevant
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
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