Northern Natural Gas Advertisement (Minneapolis), Late 1950s
Please forgive me for straying from the 70s theme. I just wanted to share this. It’s a reminder that the Minnesota Orchestra (then known as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra) has long been one of Minneapolis’s most effective calling cards. Unfortunately, the ongoing management lockout—now in its second year—is threatening to destroy what this ad rightfully describes as “one of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras.” I was saving this image for the day the impasse ended. Now I’m wondering whether that day will ever come.