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DQ Shirt

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

A child’s white, cotton button down shirt promoting Dairy Queen products, circa late 1950s.

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

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Dakota Child’s Jacket

Monday, February 15th, 2016

A Dakota child’s leather jacket decorated with intricate beaded floral design. Dated to the late 19th, early 20th century.

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

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Fur Coat

Friday, February 12th, 2016

A man in a fur coat and holding a camera looks at art in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in December 1937.

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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Tiffany Cup

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

A sterling silver cup with repousse ornamentation in shield and scrollery designs on sides. “MATTIE” engraved on side and “Tiffany and Co./G&W/14/1759″ engraved on base. Circa 1852-53.

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

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Crunch Megaphone

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

A Minnesota Timberwolves professional basketball team promotional megaphone that once contained miniature Nestle Crunch bars. 1991.

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

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Hockey Patch

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A University of Minnesota Hockey Team patch, used by former Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson during his time on the University of Minnesota hockey team in the 1950s.

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

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Farming Button

Monday, February 8th, 2016

A button distributed by The Minneapolis Daily News that states “Let’s Make Farming Pay. Circa 1920.

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

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Birds-eye Capitol

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A birds-eye view of the 1953 St. Paul Winter Carnival parade going past the state capitol on February 1, 1953.

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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Ironclad Souvenir

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A miniature souvenir anchor made of iron salvaged from the frigate USS Merrimack, which had been rebuilt by the Confederates as the ironclad warship CSS Virginia during the Civil War. The CSS Virginia was engaged at the Battle of Hampton Roads, sinking or grounding three Union ships before being engaged by another ironclad, the USS Monitor. The world’s first battle between ironclad warships ended in a draw. The Virginia was later destroyed to avoid being captured by Union forces. 1907.

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

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Frozen Mississippi

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

An oil on canvas painting titled “Frozen Mississippi”, made by Philip Little in 1910.

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

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