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Snowy Farm

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

A color woodcut on paper “Untitled [Farmstead in the Snow]” made by Elmer Young in 1944.

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

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Star Quilt

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

An eight-pointed star quilt. Hand-pieced and hand-quilted, made by Susan Messervy Foster in Dennysville, Washington County, Maine, 1832.

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

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Quilled Moccasins

Monday, January 4th, 2016

A pair of quilled leather men’s shoes, likely Lakota in origin, circa 1880 to 1900. The shoes are quilled in a series of rows using the two-thread, one-quill crossed sewing technique that is unique to the northern Plains. The soles of the moccasins are also fully quilled with the pattern of a cross at the toe, an elk or deer track at the ball, and a pipe at the heel.

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

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Icy Windshield

Friday, January 1st, 2016

A photograph of a man scraping the ice off his windshield on January 24, 1950.

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.

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

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