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August 23, 2012

Minnesota State Fair, 1890

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 10:48 am

Minnesota State Fair, 1890

To celebrate this year’s Minnesota State Fair, the Item of the Day blog is offering  a series of posts featuring artifacts, art and photographs from fairs past. Look for a new post every weekday beginning today and ending on August 31. The 2012 fair opens today (August 23) in Falcon Heights.

Otto Norquist, Minnesota State Fair (1890).  Oil on canvas.  Collection Minnesota Historical Society. Gift of Mabel Norquist, Mrs. Frances Ogren and Elbert Norquist.

For details, view the painting in our online collections database.

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