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Fishing Party Patch

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A patch from the 1976 Governor’s Fishing Party. The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a Minnesota tradition since 1948, and in 1976 Governor Wendell Anderson visited Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake.

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Bandolier Bag

Monday, May 16th, 2016

An Ojibwe bandolier bag is decorated with beadwork in a hexagonal pattern over the bag and strap. The hexagonal pattern stops at the pocket of the bag and is then decorated with a beaded floral design. Probably made in the 1910s.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Visit

Friday, May 13th, 2016

A photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright visiting the Southdale Mall on November 27, 1956. According to the Minneapolis Star, he hated the mall … and the weather.

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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Boxcar Sign

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A sign with skull and crossbones reversed out in white on black and the words “DANGER / KEEP OUT / GAS FUMES”. They were intended for posting on boxcar exteriors. Latest date 1960.

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Baseball Jersey

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

A short-sleeved wool flannel baseball uniform jersey with a button-closure front opening. The shirt reads “WACONIA” across the breast and has the number “9″ applied on the back.

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Sibley Sword

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A non-regulation staff and field officer’s presentation sword and scabbard. The set was presented to Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, who served as Minnesota’s first Governor, commander of the Minnesota Military District during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and leader of a punitive expedition into Dakota Territory in the spring of 1863. The scabbard is engraved, “Presented / to / Brig. / Gen. H. H. Sibley / by / the officers of his staff / May 18, 1863.” See also a photograph of Sibley holding this sword, ID Number por 7052 r3.

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Rug

Monday, May 9th, 2016

A wool felt “Ranch Style” woven rug made by Colonial Felt Mills in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The rug is woven from strips of 1/2 inch-wide felt. The main body is dark brown with a pattern of tan, light brown, red, and yellow stripes. The rug has never been used and still has its original paper tag attached. It was owned by Harriet Spencer, who may have acquired it for use on her ranch near Cody, Wyoming.

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Searching the River

Friday, May 6th, 2016

A photograph of two Minneapolis police officers searching for a drowning victim with the Gluek’s Brewery in the background on April 3, 1947.

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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Peacock Drawing

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

A needlework pattern drawn with pencil on paper of a peacock standing between two bushes, circa 1900-1917.

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Makak

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

An Ojibwe birchbark makak decorated with scraped floral designs. Used in pageants held at Itasca State Park, Minnesota, in the early-to-mid 1900s. The pageants were written by Jack Rohr to celebrate the anniversary of the Schoolcraft exploration of the source of the Mississippi River.

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