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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | December 17, 2020

Disentangling lights is a big job, but someone has to do it! 
This photo shows Oscar Fryckman (left), city electrical engineer, and Donald R. McReavy, chairman of the Minneapolis Christmas Lighting Committee, disentangling Christmas lights in 1940.
We wonder: is this a candid shot, or perhaps staged?