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Breakfast in Minnesota!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The Huffington Post has once again posted our submission on one of the Collections Department’s favorite topics – breakfast!

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Still

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

A prohibition era photograph of a still being dismantled in St. Paul, circa 1922.

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Rookwood Bookends

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A pair of molded earthenware Rookwood bookends with matte infantry blue glaze. Manufactured by Rookwood Potteries, Cincinnati, OH in 1922.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view these bookends in our collections database.

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Men Pushing a Boulder

Monday, September 28th, 2015

A watercolor on paper titled “Men Pushing a Boulder” made by Minnesota artist Bob Brown.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this watercolor in our collections database.

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Ojibwe Woman

Friday, September 25th, 2015

A tintype photograph of a young Ojibwe woman wearing winter clothing. Made in the 1880s.

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Beaded Belt

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

An Ojibwe belt spot-beaded with a multicolor floral pattern on one side against a light blue background. It has a frayed green cloth tape border and incorporated into the upper right corner of the beadwork is “Ag / tit i/ li / Dom”, possibly the signature of maker A. G. Titilidom. The belt was purchased in the Leech Lake, Minnesota, area in 1970.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this belt in our collections database.

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Wedding Moccasins

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

A pair of white leather Ojibwe women’s moccasins. Each has a white velvet vamp with spot-beaded floral designs and a white satin interior. There are lace ties at the top. Made and worn by Cheryl Minnema, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Minnesota, for her wedding in 1999. See also other wedding pieces, ID Numbers 2014.163.1, 2014.163.2 and 2014.163.3.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view these moccasins in our collections database.

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Saddle Blanket

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

A black velvet saddle blanket decorated with beadwork. Owned by Frank Herman Kratka of Thief River Falls, Minnesota and dated circa 1890. Possibly Ojibwe.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this blanket in our collections database.

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Ojibwe Bandolier Bag

Monday, September 21st, 2015

An Ojibwe black velvet bandolier bag featuring spot-stitched pocket, panel and strap decorated with multi-color symmetrical floral and vine motifs. All edges are bound with yellow fabric tape and the bag and strap are lined with tan cotton cloth. There are beaded yarn tassels along the base. Made in the late 1800s.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this bag in our collections database.

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Turkey Roundup and Nixon

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A photograph of Vice President Nixon watching a turkey roundup in Worthington, Minnesota on September 22, 1954.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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