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February 4, 2014

Joan Mondale’s Painting Smock

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 8:30 am

Joan Mondale, wife of former Senator and Vice President Walter Mondale passed away yesterday at the age of 83. She was a passionate advocate for the arts and was often dubbed “Joan of Art” as you can see from this painting smock which was part of the Joan Mondale Papers in the collections at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Joan Mondale's Painting Smock

The smock was probably used during Walter Mondale’s 1984 campaign for President and prominently displays her “Joan of Art” nickname.

For details, view this smock in our collections database.

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